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 1475 seat reviews and 522 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

Stalls E12
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 204 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Stalls E12 view from seat photo

Central seat that's close to the stage, but far enough back to have a good perspective of all of it. The seats aren't really offset from the row in front, so the person in front slightly blocked the view of the middle of the stage, but it was easy to... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 16 January 2020

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Stalls E11
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 204 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Stalls E11 view from seat photo

Central with great proximity to the stage, but the seat is also far enough back that you get a good perspective of the whole stage. Only downside is that the seats aren't really offset from the row in front, so the person in front of me slightly blocked... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 16 January 2020

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Stalls B11

kabirnaidoo 1 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre Stalls B11 view from seat photo

Not too high a stage and as it’s a play with minimal staging you don’t miss much being this close. This was the second row as both AA and BB removed. Beware the first act is 1hr 30 and second act 55 mins with no readmission! There is no space to put... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 05 February 2020

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