Royal Court Theatre, London

Seating plan

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 312 seat reviews and 148 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

Stalls D3
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ruthfrench 7 reviews
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Royal Court Theatre D3 view from seat photo

The seat was very comfortable with great leg room. Specifically purchased this seat as it was on an end to get more legroom but it wasn't really needed. I didn't have to stick my foot out at all. The view is okay. It is slightly restricted, meaning... More

Saw The Cane The Cane on 19 January 2019

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Balcony C21
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u2fancat 5'6'', 66 reviews
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Royal Court Theatre C21 view from seat photo

The same comfy leather seats as throughout the theatre, and I was at the end of a row, which helps with the legroom. Yes, my view was slightly restricted - but with only three actors in this, and hardly any props, I wasn't missing much - and funnily enough,... More

Saw The Cane The Cane on 07 December 2018

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Balcony C10
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simonmilligan 6"2, 120 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre C10 view from seat photo

Nice, central view - although you do feel fairly far from the stage. Seats in this venue are THE most comfortable in London. Leather and padded. It's like watching a show in your lounge armchair. Legroom is adequate and all seats in this venue are... More

Saw Rita, Sue and Bob Too Rita, Sue and Bob Too on 20 January 2018

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