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National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

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National Theatre - Olivier seating plan

National Theatre - Olivier Seating Plan

The National Theatre - Olivier has a capacity of 1127 seats, including 609 seats in the Stalls and 518 seats in the Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1508 seat reviews and 974 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Olivier Theatre is the largest auditorium at the National Theatre. Built in an amphitheatre style, the auditorium is a large semi-circle that surrounds the circular stage, which changes shape per performance. The theatre was based on the Ancient Greek theatre at Epidaurus, which had an open stage and fan-shaped auditorium.

Seating is split across two levels, with the best views and more expensive seating in the middle of the Stalls. Clear views are available from almost every seat, with a variety of angles available due to the shape of the seating.

Good value seats

The National Theatre offers an excellent Entry Pass scheme for under 25's, allowing tickets to be bought at £5. Seats bought on this scheme are usually located towards the front and offer sensational views of the stage. Alternatively, sit in the rear or at the far sides of the Stalls for a completely unobstructed view of the stage, which may only be at a slight angle.

Premium seats

The best seats in the theatre are located in the centre of the Stalls, facing the stage head-on. Sit towards the front of the Stalls to feel entirely immersed in the action, or towards the rear for a more panoramic view of the large stage. Seats are similarly priced due to great views throughout.

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Circle E71
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ianwarde 5"6, 61 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier Circle E71 view from seat photo

This seat is five rows back in the circle. It falls roughly half-way along a block of seats to the left-hand side of the auditorium. As with all seats in the Olivier, there is a clear unobstructed view of the stage, assisted by good raking. Although the... More

Visited 07 July 2021

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Circle E70
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ianwarde 5"6, 61 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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National Theatre - Olivier Circle E70 view from seat photo

This seat is five rows back in the circle. It falls roughly half-way along a block of seats to the left-hand side of the auditorium. As with all seats in the Olivier, there is a clear unobstructed view of the stage, assisted by good raking. Although the... More

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Circle B74

jbrown15 69 reviews
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National Theatre - Olivier Circle B74 view from seat photo

Under Milk Wood - Comfortable seats although the backs are a little low. Plenty of legroom. Good view of the whole stage with no restrictions, a little off to the side but didn't matter for this production. More

Visited 06 July 2021

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