Best seats at the Lyttelton, National Theatre London
The National Theatre holds three auditoriums within its complex, which are the Olivier, the Cottesloe and the second largest, the Lyttelton. The theatre is named after the very first board chairman of the National, Oliver Lyttelton, and has a seating capacity of 890 on two levels – Stalls and Circle. If a particular show at the Lyttelton has taken your fancy and you plan to book tickets to see it, then you may be considering where you should sit in the auditorium, and which seats present the best views with the largest amount of legroom. So which are the best seats at the Lyttelton Theatre?
Situated on London’s South Bank by Waterloo station and close to several Waterloo hotels, the National Theatre is a popular venue in which to see a British play. The Lyttelton Theatre, being the second largest auditorium in the complex, often features many exciting shows. The Stall seating section of the auditorium is located on the ground floor of the auditorium and is closest to the stage. Many theatregoers like to sit here to feel a part of the show, yet sitting right at the front in the Lyttelton is probably not your best bet as the seats aren’t raked and you may feel a little too close to the action.
The Circle is located above the Stalls and due to a steep rake, all seats have clear views of the stage. The front row has the best seats in this section, and they are priced slightly higher because of this. Legroom is fairly good in this section.
Looking at a Lyttelton Theatre seating plan will further aid your decision in which seats to buy, but there are great views from most seats in this auditorium, with no obvious restricted views. The seats mentioned here, however, offer the best views and should be considered if you want a theatre experience that you won’t forget, for good reasons!