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 Stalls, 214 seats in the Dress Circle and 206 seats in the Upper Circle. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1075 seat reviews and 368 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

Dress Circle G21
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ianwarde 5"6, 36 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Playhouse Theatre G21 view from seat photo

This is an aisle seat, on the inside of a block of seats to the left hand side of the auditorium. The Playhouse dress circle has a curvature that can cause viewing restrictions, but this seat is still central enough to ensure a reasonable view. There... More

Saw Caroline, or Change Caroline, or Change on 29 November 2018

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Dress Circle G24

george14 19 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre G24 view from seat photo

The seats were quite comfortable, however the legroom was pretty limited for a 6ft tall person. I was pleasantly surprised by the view as it was almost perfect. Slight stair bannister obstructions in front, with just a slight side view with a bit of ... More

Visited 18 January 2019

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Stalls M16
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 209 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre M16 view from seat photo

Despite being quite far back in the auditorium, because the theatre is quite small, you still get a fantastic view from the rear rows. This seat is pretty much right in the middle and you get a lovely clean view of the stage. There's a risk that the ... More

Saw Caroline, or Change Caroline, or Change on 04 February 2019

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