Royal Court Theatre 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 226 seat reviews and 79 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 C11
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londontheatrefan 5'4", 173 reviews, 5 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre C11 view from seat photo

For this production, row C was the 4th row and was far enough back to mean you're not really looking up at all. Seats are staggered so that you're seeing the stage between the heads of people in front, so the view is excellent. Seats are very comfy, ... More

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Stalls C16
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Funthing29 5"1, 153 reviews, 12 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre C16 view from seat photo

Whilst this is a side view of the stage, it still offers a great angle and is not restricted at all. It is great to be so close to the performance. The seats are padded and cushy which makes them very comfortable although can be noisy when you move a... More

Saw Girls & Boys Girls & Boys on 15 February 2018

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Circle E13
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sondheimkid 170, 142 reviews, 23 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre E13 view from seat photo

I was amazed by how good the view is, the theatre is so cosy that you can clearly see every nuance on the actors' faces even from the last row of the dress circle. Fine legroom and comfortable seat. I would sit here again, totally recommended!... More

Saw Girls & Boys Girls & Boys on 09 February 2018

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