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 910 seat reviews and 257 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 D16
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nathandowling 26 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre D16 view from seat photo

We were upgraded from the upper circle as the leg room up there was RIDICULOUS. We explained this to the usher and they moved us down a level to the Dress Circle D16. Reasonable view although the stage felt quite far away for such an intimate yet dyn... More

Saw Glengarry Glen Ross Glengarry Glen Ross on 11 November 2017

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Stalls L16
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jenniepollock 4'11, 15 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre L16 view from seat photo

The seat is nicely offset behind the row in front, so I had an almost-perfectly clear view between the heads (the view was clearer than my photo suggests - maybe the lady in front settled down into her seat a bit!). If there had been a lot of action ... More

Saw The Best Man The Best Man on 10 April 2018

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Dress Circle B10
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amanda-janefarmer 5'5, 30 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre B10 view from seat photo

Very comfortable seats, average, but acceptable for London, legroom. Perfect view of the Stage. Very small theatre so don’t think you could get a particularly bad seat in relation as to what you have paid. Although I was in the dress circle I still ... More

Saw The Best Man The Best Man on 30 March 2018

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