Garrick Theatre Seat Chart and Guide
The Garrick is one of the West End’s smaller theatres with around 718 seats spread over three levels; The Stalls; The Dress Circle; and the Upper Circle. The theatre was built in 1889 and decorated in an Italian renaissance style; the auditorium is in a lavish red and cream with gold leaf cherubs. It underwent a restoration to restore the gold leaf and other elaborate decor in 1986.


The Garrick Stalls are underground and are accessed by stairs. They are split into three blocks by two small aisles, creating two sections on the back left and right. The very back of the Stalls can feel distant from the action and are restricted by the overhang of the Dress Circle, which begins to affect those sitting back from row M. The best seats can be found in the front centre of the Stalls. There are pillars in the middle of row N and row S which create problems for those on the back right section.

Dress Circle

The Dress Circle is at ground level and is accessible from the main theatre foyer. This section curves round the balcony, making the seats on the end of each row rather restricted. Avoid the last three seats in each row in particular, as they give a side on view of the stage. The whole section feels close to the action and the general view is clear. There isn’t a safety rail across the front so there are no direct sight obstructions. The overhang from the Upper Circle starts at row B and cuts the top off the stage for those sitting in the back three rows. There are two pillars in the very back row which reduce the leg room for some seats, but they don't affect the view.

The Upper Circle

The Upper Circle is divided in two by a large central aisle. The seats are well raked and feel unusually close to the stage for an Upper Circle, and it doesn’t feel too high. Like the Dress Circle, the section curves along with the balcony so seats at the end of each row should be avoided.

Seating FAQs

How accessible is the theatre?

The Garrick Theatre prides itself on its accessibility for disabled visitors. Discounted tickets are available for disabled patrons, plus one companion. If you have any specific questions or disability requirements please call the Access Line on 0207 087 7771, the Stage Door Team on 0207 520 5690 or email

Are there wheelchair facilities?

Wheelchair access is through a gate on the left hand side of the theatre; please don't hesitate to ask a member of staff for help. You’re advised to arrive 30 minutes before the show so that a member of Front of House can show you to your seats in good time. There is one wheelchair space in row E of the Dress Circle with companion seats alongside it. There are seats in E1 and E25 of the Dress Circle for patrons who are able to transfer from their chair.

Can I bring a guide dog?

Dogs are not allowed inside the auditorium but the Garrick Theatre staff are more than happy to look after them during the performance. Please notify someone at the Box Office on your arrival.

Are there deaf or hard of hearing facilities?

The theatre is fitted with a Williams Sound hearing assistance system and headsets are available on a first come first served basis from the Box Office. If you need to ask any questions about the system prior to your visit please call the Stage Door Team on 0207 520 5690.

Are there Autistic facilities?

Please call the Theatre Management team on 0207 520 5690 to arrange assistance for your visit. The Garrick Theatre is grateful for any information you can give to make your visit enjoyable, stress free and fun, especially with any issues relating to Autism.

How many steps are there in the theatre?

There are 2 steps into the theatre foyer with handrails on both sides, and an accessible gate for wheelchairs on the left hand side of the theatre. There are then 29 steps down into the Stalls, level access on row E of the Dress Circle (all other rows in this section have steps down), and 25 steps up to the Upper Circle with handrails on both sides.

Where are the disabled toilets?

There is an accessible toilet in the Dress Circle next to the level access entrance.