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 366 seat reviews and 181 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 A12
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leepeddie 176, 26 reviews
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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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Circle B3
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rikkiONshow 178cm, 285 reviews, 4 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre Circle B3 view from seat photo

There is very limited leg room here and you do feel very squashed in from either side. Besides that, there is a pretty decent view from here and you shouldn't miss out on much of the production, although a safety barrier on the circle will be a little... More

Saw Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. on 30 September 2019

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Stalls A5

jbrown15 31 reviews
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Royal Court Theatre Stalls A5 view from seat photo

This row was the second row for this production (and is sometimes the third row I believe). The rake between these front rows is minimal but that stage is normally high enough. Also there is no seat directly in front of A5 which is also good for legroom! More

Saw Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. on 28 September 2019

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