Royal Court Theatre, London

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Royal Court Theatre seating plan

Royal Court Theatre Seating Plan

The Royal Court Theatre has a capacity of 389 seats, including 213 seats in the Stalls, 112 seats in the Circle and 64 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating plan to view 379 seat reviews and 192 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Royal Court is situated on Sloane Square and is the ultimate venue for new writing. Opening in 1870, the building has experienced a variety of names such as the New Chelsea Theatre, the Belgravia and the Court. In 1888, the building was demolished and rebuilt by Walter Emden and Bertie Crewe, who renamed it the New Court.

After a brief period as a cinema, the theatre was damaged by a bomb in WWII and closed. It was later refurbished and in 1956, the theatre entered a golden age as it became the home of the English Stage Company lead by George Devine. It also premiered John Osborne’s hugely radical and famous Look Back in Anger, which changed the face of British theatre forever.

The upstairs space opened in 1969 and premiered The Rocky Horror Show, but the theatre was threatened with closure in 1995. After receiving lottery funding, the venue underwent major refurbishment and reopened in 2000 as the Royal Court.

Compromising the large 400-seat Jerwood Theatre Downstairs and the intimate 90-seat Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, there is flexible seating which varies from show to show. Jerwood Downstairs is split across three levels, which include the Stalls, Circle and Balcony. As it is a relatively small theatre, it offers very good views throughout the auditorium.

Good value seats

Sit in the Balcony for good views for cheaper prices. Alternatively, the Slips in the Circle are moderately priced for a decent view.

Premium seats

Sit in the Stalls for the best view of the entire stage. A decent rake allows for great views throughout this section, and an intimate auditorium allows for close-up views no matter where you are sat. Alternatively, the Circle is a great place to sit for a good overall view of the stage.

Recent seat reviews

Circle A18

bishopa 5'2", 40 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Royal Court Theatre Circle A18 view from seat photo

The seat is in the front row, off to one side, so the safety rail cut across my view of the bottom left of the stage, although you don't miss anything. If you are taller, this probably wouldn't be an issue. Otherwise it has a clear view of the stage. More

Saw On Bear Ridge On Bear Ridge on 21 November 2019

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Balcony A19
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rhiev 5' 6", 215 reviews, 15 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre Balcony A19 view from seat photo

Front row of Balcony. View restricted by curve of balcony and safety rail and leg room is limited. Far left of the stage is obscured but you are close to the action and can see the actors well. This is a good value seat. More

Saw On Bear Ridge On Bear Ridge on 01 November 2019

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Stalls A12
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leepeddie 176, 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Royal Court Theatre Stalls A12 view from seat photo

This is a very comfortable seat with retro padded leather seats. For this production row A is the second row. It is an excellent, central view. There is no loss of action being so close, particularly as for some of this series of plays the actors are... More

Saw Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. on 04 October 2019

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