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Gielgud Theatre Seating Plan: Best Seats, Real-Time Pricing & Reviews

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Opened in the year 1906, the Gielgud Theatre was designed by W.G.R Sprague and boasts a seating capacity of 986 across three levels. It is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster and is just a stone's throw away from the Queen's theatre. Originally named the Hicks Theatre (after British actor/playwright Seymour Hicks), the name change came into effect in 1994 as a tribute to British actor John Gielgud.

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Navigating the Gielgud Theatre Seating Plan


Gielgud Theatre Stalls

The Stalls are the closest to the stage, with an optional 'Standing' row located at the end. The best seats here can be found in the centre of the rows, in the mid-rear of the seating before the Dress Circle overhang begins. Cheaper seats can be found in the rear four rows. Seats are comfortable in this section. However, due to the height of the stage, the first few rows may miss some of the action. The Stalls bar is 4 steps down from the back of the area. Men’s and Women’s toilets are available in this section. The seats in this section have extra leg room.

Gielgud Theatre Dress Circle

The Dress Circle provides excellent views of the stage, even towards the rear of the section. However, for those of you looking for head-on views, this section curves around the stage, causing many views to be side-on, particularly towards the front. The best seats in this section are in the centre of Row A in seats 10-26, but the same seats in rows behind are better value for money. Extra leg room can be found in the aisle seats.

Gielgud Theatre Grand Circle

The Grand Circle is the highest section in the theatre. This section is divided into 2 parts - front and rear. The most expensive seats are in the centre of the front three rows. Discounted seats can be found towards the ends of rows due to the side-on view of the stage. Men’s and Women’s toilets are available in this section.

Which Seats Offer The Best View?


A good theatre experience is good as long as you’re sitting at the right place. Here are the best seating options for "To Kill A Mockingbird".

The best seats are located towards the mid-rear of the Stalls, just underneath the Dress Circle overhang. Due to the height of the stage, some of the seats towards the front of the theatre may not have the greatest view. Sit in rows K-P for the best overall views. Premium tickets are located in seats 8-19 of rows G-K in the Stalls, and Seats 10-26 of rows A-D in the Dress Circle.

Which Seats Offer the Best Value for Money?


The best value for money seats are located in the Dress Circle and the Grand Circle. In the Dress Circle, look for seats 11-26 in rows E-G. In the Grand Circle, the best value for money seats are Seats 7-22 in rows A-E.

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