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 1315 seat reviews and 434 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 G17
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flo 160cm, 57 reviews, 14 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Upper Circle G17 view from seat photo

Seat was comfortable and I thought the leg room was fine however I’m short and could see other people struggling. The view was okay - could see most of the stage but the front was cut off and you had to lean side to side for some bits, it’s good it was... More

Saw Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof on 29 August 2019

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Upper Circle A10

joheys 9 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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Upper Circle A16
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peterc12 34 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre Upper Circle A16 view from seat photo

Avoid this seat. Now, to be fair, it is sold as 'restrictive-viewing' so I don't feel cheated. But the handrail of the balcony is very much in your eyeline and my wife and I spent a good deal of the show leaning forward, or simply leaning back and listening,... More

Saw Fiddler on the Roof Fiddler on the Roof on 21 May 2019

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