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 1498 seat reviews and 536 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 A6
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saracasalengua 160cm, 68 reviews
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Playhouse Theatre Dress Circle A6 view from seat photo

Pretty good view. It is still close to the action and, of course, no heads in the way. There is a safety rail, but it can be easily avoided even for the shortest people by leaning just a bit, and not necessary at all times. Nice legroom for this particular... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 17 February 2020

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Dress Circle D4
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gdeacon95 6'1, 95 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Playhouse Theatre Dress Circle D4 view from seat photo

The seat might be sold as 'restricted view' but don't let this dissuade you. The view is largely unobstructed, and the area that is (as shown in the photo) is minimal and doesn't really effect your experience. The seat also benefits from feeling close... More

Saw Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac on 25 February 2020

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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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