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 354 seat reviews and 173 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 B1
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oughttobeclowns 5'7, 360 reviews, 35 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre Circle B1 view from seat photo

Very comfortable seat with plenty of legroom, plus it is at the end of the row so there really is room to swing the proverbial cat. Safety rail remains in line of view for the entire show but doesn't block out too much at all; you do lose the far right... More

Saw The End of History... The End of History... on 08 July 2019

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Stalls J19
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lisawiedemann 172, 127 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre Stalls J19 view from seat photo

The Royal Court is a cute theatre that could do with some repairs - the right arm rest of J19 is missing, the right armrest of J18 is brokenly flapping around. The leather seats are really comfortable though and the view was good from this distance (though... More

Visited 15 June 2019

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Circle Slips8
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rhiev 5' 6", 208 reviews, 15 helpful votes
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Royal Court Theatre Circle Slips8 view from seat photo

This seat is at the end of the row of slip seats. The far right side of the stage is not visible but it gives a very close up view of the actors. Leg room is tight if you are tall. This is a good value seat. More

Saw The End of History... The End of History... on 02 July 2019

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