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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Capacity

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse London has a capacity of 353 seats.Use our interactive seating plan to view 213 seat reviews and 202 photos of views from seat.

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is a compact venue with three levels, the Pit, Lower Gallery and Upper Gallery. There is a small gallery behind the stage which is sometimes on sale to theatregoers and the back two rows of the Upper Gallery are standing spaces. Each section comprises benched seating, arranged on three sides of the stage. In both Galleries, there are pillars in front of and to the side of some seats which restrict the view. The Upper Gallery is also quite steep, so you will be looking directly down. However, in a venue this intimate you are unlikely to feel disconnected from the performance.

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Good value seats

The Upper Gallery has very cheap seats which are actually standing spaces. These are not suitable for anyone under 4ft and you may need to lean forward at times, but they are a good budget option. If you would rather sit down, the back row of the Lower Gallery is particularly good value because you can lean on the wall behind.

Premium seats

The best views at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse are in the Pit, facing head-on to the stage. Actors often enter and exit down the aisles so these are the best seats for feeling completely immersed in the magic of a candlelit performance.

Recent Audience Seat View Photos

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Playhouse Upper Gallery A17 view from seat photo
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There is a pillar directly in front of you. The photo is with a lean to the right before there was someone sat in A16. These... More
The Duchess Of Malfi
Saw The Duchess Of Malfi on 14 April 2024

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Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Playhouse Upper Gallery D1 view from seat photo
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I know it's a cheap option, and I don't even mind standing, but the view from D1-3 (and probably the rest of the row too) is... More
The Duchess Of Malfi
Saw The Duchess Of Malfi on 07 April 2024

Playhouse Upper Gallery DD2 Verified

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Playhouse Upper Gallery DD2 view from seat photo
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Back row, standing area with few stair steps on the side so I can move for a better views, lean back on the wall behind from... More
Othello
Saw Othello on 04 April 2024

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