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 1389 seat reviews and 476 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 J21

lyndseyG77 165cm, 2 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre Dress Circle J21 view from seat photo

The view is good as the staggered seating means you have a direct view of the stage. There is a raised bar in the bottom left corner at the front of the stage but you did not miss anything with this production. The legroom is great even if your not on... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 11 January 2020

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Stalls A11
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vivalabeat 172 cm, 188 reviews, 11 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Stalls A11 view from seat photo

Front row is very close to the stage which isn't too high, so you'll be more than comfortable and won't have to worry about looking up too much. There's enough legroom and somewhere to put your bag on the floor as well. More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 07 January 2020

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Stalls A8

aredhelalcarin 66 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Stalls A8 view from seat photo

The play was out of this world but the seat also contributed to make that experience even more real. It is true though that in terms of comfort we are not talking about the comfiest seats in the world but there is plenty of legroom and the stage is not... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 04 January 2020

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