Playhouse Theatre, London

Seating plan

Playhouse Theatre seating plan

Playhouse Theatre Seating Plan

The Playhouse Theatre has a capacity of 780 seats, including 360 seats in the Stall, 214 seats in the Dress Circle and 206 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1213 seat reviews and 425 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Playhouse Theatre is a Victorian-style building, situated next to Embankment tube station and overlooking the River Thames. Since renovation in the early 1900's, the theatre reduced its seating capacity to fewer than 1,000, making it an intimate yet accessible venue for medium-scale musicals and plays. The Playhouse Theatre is renowned for its celebrity-filled productions which have included Tamsin Greig, Lindsay Lohan and Matthew Perry, as well as hosting the regularly returning 1984.

The auditorium is built in a traditional Franco-Venetian style and is split across three narrow levels. Sight-lines are very good, with no immediate obstructions in the more expensive seats, which are located in the Stalls.

Good value seats

The front row of the Dress Circle is often discounted due to the curve of the balcony and offers exceptional value for money. Although there is slightly limited legroom, these seats are a great place to sit. Row E of the Dress Circle is usually discounted but offers great views. Avoid the Upper Circle where possible.

Premium seats

The Stalls provide the best view of the stage, with no restrictions even at the very rear of the seating. Aim to sit as centrally as possible, as a gradual rake means that your view may be blocked by audience members seated at the rear. Alternatively, sit in the first three rows of the Dress Circle for musicals.

Recent seat reviews

Upper Circle A10

joheys 6 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre Upper Circle A10 view from seat photo

The view from this seat was awful. I’ve taken the photo from sitting back in my seat. The photos that others have uploaded where you can see the full stage from anywhere in this row have been taken by leaning right forward. The lady next to me rested... More

Saw Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof on 11 May 2019

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Dress Circle E9
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zls158 5ft 10in, 140 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Dress Circle E9 view from seat photo

Overall view was good, whole stage view and basically in the middle. The only thing that let it down was it felt very cramped and leg room was minimal, I am tall but even my friend struggled and she is smaller. More

Saw Caroline, or Change Caroline, or Change on 21 February 2019

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Dress Circle J11
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karenstratton 5'4", 38 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Playhouse Theatre Dress Circle J11 view from seat photo

Seat was comfy and good leg room. But I really didn’t like this view at all. There is a big overhang from the upper circle and the seats aren’t raked very much. Just after I took my photo from my seat a man sat directly in front of me (seats aren’t staggered... More

Saw Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof on 25 April 2019

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