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Most recent seat reviews
16 April 2023
This is a great theatre, a real experience. We sat in row B in the lower gallery which, of course, had no back support. We had a brilliant view, but if you have any kind of back problem, choose row C which does have support, which after an almost three hour performance was needed.
15 April 2023
I booked standing by mistake and couldn't see anything apart from people's heads in front of me. The 2nd part we were sitting at the front so it was alot better and generally enjoyed the 2nd part alot more.
6 April 2023
For devotees of the front row seat, front row at the side of the stage in the indoor playhouse is magic
2 April 2023
26 March 2023
20 March 2023
don't use from the box office
19 March 2023
I like to be able to rest my back against a back rest so was quite uncomfortable. We've been before but my wife wouldn't come with me because of the seating so I went with a friend. He was quite uncomfortable!
13 March 2023
Great seats - love the pit
12 March 2023
Great location, terrible comfort. In between performances these seats could be used productively by law enforcement as torture devices.
12 March 2023
Standing restricted view so can only be so good
6 March 2023
As expected! Need to go prepared as suggested by the Globe. Moving theatre’s helped as needed to stretch our legs.
6 March 2023
Not comfortable but the original
27 February 2023
We stood in the gods and would happily do so again.
26 February 2023
The most uncomfortable seating I’ve ever encountered
25 February 2023
Great seats! I felt part of the action
20 February 2023
13 February 2023
No ideas as it was cancelled
1 February 2023
Really good seats with a decent view of most of the stage. A little bit to the bottom left was out of view and if you are vertically challenged the seats are a little high but the rail in front is very useful for perching and leaning forward without the vertigo feeling you sometimes get in other theatres.
30 January 2023
Great atmosphere the closeness of the audience to the stage it really gave a feeling to the whole show.
25 January 2023
My standing "seat" was bloody awful and very squashed but knew I would have a seat in the 2nd Act. Maybe that was why I enjoyed it more. But the first act meant I couldn't see the action just below, stage left. I can't complain for £6 but wasnt sure how much view would be obstructed.
11 January 2023
10 January 2023
The theatre is a lot smaller and more intimate than pictures portray but it was good for atmosphere. I was sat in the Pit area in the final row. Although I was sat extremely close to other people (think school assemblies), it did not hinder the view or enjoyment of the show. However, there wasn't much space for coats and bags. There was a ledge attached to the back of my row which I assumed to be for personal items but unfortunately that made the seat smaller and a little less comfortable than I would have liked. Again though, it didn't hinder the way I enjoyed the show.
10 January 2023
The view was excellent (lower gallery, door 2, row A). Unfortunately, i'd injured my back the night before and the back rest was nonexistent... But I am only to blame for this.
6 January 2023
We had great seats in the lower gallery-a direct sight line to the stage. However all the seats looked good, padded and more comfortable than the bare seats in the main theatre.
4 January 2023
You will be craning your neck a bit at the front, and if you are or are next to a wider individual you may find it's a bit squishy and/or will hurt your butt a bit by the end of a long show.
19 December 2022
17 December 2022
16 December 2022
10 December 2022
My partner had a seat from the start but the begin with I stood behind because I always watch Shakespeare standing at the Globe. But we were given better seats in the second half due to a fainting spell
9 December 2022
25 November 2022
I was standing and it was great - what a fantastic view - best £6 spent ever
16 November 2022
Good view - fine
20 January 2020
9 January 2020
A bit cramped (front row of Pit)
9 December 2019
Fine, Sometimes the actors could have addressed us sitting in the upper gallery a bit more.
3 March 2019
No-back seating for most, problematic for those with lower-back issues. Try the back rows of each section, which do have something to lean against.
27 January 2019
It was not mentioned anywhere on the confirmation email I received from the box office that the seats are standing with a restricted view as well (I can forward the email if requested). Not only could we not be standing for a long time, but also we could not see anything that was happening on the right half of the stage. Hence, we couldn't enjoy it and decided to leave. Avoid rows C and D on the upper gallery.