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 1004 seat reviews and 326 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 A3
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gdeacon95 6'1, 87 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre A3 view from seat photo

Ordinarily I'm sure the comfort/legroom would be higher, however for this specific production this seat is unideal. The way the set is built out in a circle means it comes very close to this seat, making the legroom very cramped. Seats 1/2 don't have... More

Saw Caroline, or Change Caroline, or Change on 10 January 2019

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Stalls E11
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sarahward 5 foot, 234 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Playhouse Theatre E11 view from seat photo

There was a great amount of legroom witch made it more comfortable for me seeing the production. The view was pretty good although I was a bit far back. Due to the theatre being quite small it helped with seeing the show.... More

Saw Caroline, or Change Caroline, or Change on 02 January 2019

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Dress Circle G21
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bryonyjameson 5"7, 75 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Playhouse Theatre G21 view from seat photo

A very good seat - especially for the price in the new year sale. You can see everything clearly and with the added bonus of being on the aisle while gives you unlimited legroom should you want it! The barrier at the front doesn’t affect your v... More

Saw Caroline, or Change Caroline, or Change on 02 January 2019

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