Royal Court Theatre Seating plan

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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 214 seat reviews and 71 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 A9
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ryandawe5"8, 121 reviews
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Royal Court Theatre A9 view from seat photo

Front row for this production and cannot believe how great these seats are. £15 for proper leather seats which are comfy, but you do begin to feel a bit of discomfort at times. But it's a seat quality I've never experienced in the theatre, and the vi... More

Visited 30 August 2017

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Balcony B13
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londontheatrefan5'4", 163 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre B13 view from seat photo

This is a central seat which mainly offers a good view, albeit feeling more from above than I often experience in circle or balcony seats elsewhere. The only drawback to the view is if people in front choose to lean forward, which then blocks a part ... More

Visited 06 July 2017

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Balcony B11
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joc785"4, 197 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre B11 view from seat photo

The seat is very central in the second row of the gallery. The view is very clear in that you can easily see over the person in front of you as the raking is quite steep in the Royal Court. There is however very limited legroom in the balcony so I ... More

Visited 16 August 2017

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