Playhouse Theatre Seating plan

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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 837 seat reviews and 209 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 A28
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doonakebab 5'10", 23 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre A28 view from seat photo

Seat is sold as restricted view, but I wouldn’t say it is. The very front left edge is out of view but all you need to do is lean forward very slightly! Seat quite comfortable and legroom sufficient. Due to the curve of the row there’s a very handy g... More

Saw Glengarry Glen Ross Glengarry Glen Ross on 08 November 2017

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Upper Circle G17

victoriamackenzie 1 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre G17 view from seat photo

Good view of the whole stage. As the seat is on the end of the isle there is not too much interference/distranction from the row in front. It is very high up and difficult to identify the actors on the stage.... More

Saw Glengarry Glen Ross Glengarry Glen Ross on 02 December 2017

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Upper Circle H20

thomasmessenger 6"0, 7 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre H20 view from seat photo

The quality of this seat is largely dependent on who is immediately in front of you. If you're unlucky enough to have someone who is tall, has fuzzy hair, or leans forward a lot - or God forbid all three - you're not going to see much at all. However... More

Saw Glengarry Glen Ross Glengarry Glen Ross on 18 November 2017

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