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Royal Court Theatre Upstairs

Sloane Square, Chelsea, London SW1W 8AS 020 7565 5100

  • Where to buy tickets
  • Best seat advice
  • Seating plan/s
  • Getting to the theatre

Buying tickets online provide their own service for this theatre.
This system allows you to select your actual seat from all those available.

Booking fees per transaction:
75p booking fee is charged to post out tickets by the Royal Court Box Office. No other fee is charged.

About the show:
Bullring Techno Makeout Jams 

New Plays: International

Talking About The Fire

Other Online Choices (with genuine S.T.A.R ticket agencies): 
This theatre sometimes allocates tickets to agencies. Details will appear here if appropriate.

Ticket agencies offer an alternative way to buy tickets, with booking fees differing from those charged by the theatre box office itself. They may have seats available or special offers when theatres do not.

Ticket agency prices vary in response to theatres implementing “dynamic pricing”  - which alters prices according to demand for a particular performance. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Other Independent S.T.A.R. ticket agencies may also offer an alternative choice of seats.



Encore Tickets

Blue Mist
Encore Tickets charge £5 on £25 (£4 on £20 preview tickets) booking fee per seat.

Discounts and "Meal and Show" packages may also be available.

Box office information

Telephone: 020 7565 5100
Operated by the Royal Court Theatre itself. 10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. 

Booking fees for telephone bookings:
75p booking fee is charged to post out tickets by the Royal Court Box Office. No other fee is charged.

For personal callers or by post:
Sloane Square, London. SW1W 8AS
No booking fee for personal callers. 

Special Access Needs Customers: 
Wheelchair users and other registered disabled theatregoers can book their seats and enquire about concessionary prices that may be available to them on 020 7565 5000.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

  • Studio Room

Studio Room


A simple black painted studio room in a space once used as a restaurant.

Seating can be moved around to allow any configuration of stage and audience. The most common seating arrangement is one simple stand with 5 or 7 benches, either with a centre aisle or two outside ones.

The rake is good.


Poor in almost all seats, in "normal" layout, worst on the front bench if a barrier is placed in front, but excellent if it isn't of course... 

The only good legroom seats (in normal layout) are any back bench spaces which have the aisle staircase in front. Protest vigorously any attempt by the ushers to move you for latecomers to be seated. A bad leg is the best argument...

Choosing seats in general

Seats are unreserved so the earliest arrival gets first pick. Arrive well before the show to choose... and put up a fight for those legroom seats.

Otherwise, second row front and centre is usually best bet for view, aisle seats for one leg's comfort. There’s no really poor seats here.

General hazard notes


Getting involved in the action, intentionally or otherwise.

A reader noted “hard seats.”

Readers comments

“Auditorium: (Iain). The usual seats get rather hard after a while."

Notes best seat advice

Seats 80 approx.

Occasional signed and audio described performances. Scripts available free to deaf patrons attending sign-interpreted performances. Texture mapped stairs and floor number announcer in lift. Guide dogs welcome in auditorium or dog sat. Hearing loop at box office, and infra red headsets in auditorium, Sennheiser infrared. Wheelchair space in auditorium. Access via lifts and easy slopes. Adapted unisex toilets at theatre level, as well as others shared with rest of complex. Fuller details or call the box office on 0207 565 5000

Bar and Kitchen in basement shared with main theatre. Ice cream and confectionery in auditorium.

Three bars shared with main theatre.

Toilets shared with main theatre.

General price band information

Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Based on paying FULL PRICE (no discount!) for tickets, site writers and contributing guests have ALSO created the colour-coded plans for "value for money," considering factors like views, comfort and value-for-money compared with other same-priced seats available.

For a full discussion, opinions, reviews, notes, tips, hints and advice on all the seats in this theatre, click on "BEST SEAT ADVICE" (on the left of your screen).

On the plans below:
Seats in GREEN many feel may offer either noticeable value, or something to compensate for a problem; for example, being a well-priced restricted view ticket. Any seats coloured LIGHT GREEN are sold at "premium" prices because the show producer thinks they are the best. The monkey says "you are only getting what you pay for" but uses this colour to highlight the ones it feels best at the price, and help everybody else find equally good seats nearby at lower prices.

Seats in WHITE, many feel, provided about what they pay for. Generally unremarkable.

Seats in RED are coloured to draw attention. Not necessarily to be avoided - maybe nothing specific is wrong with them, other than opinions that there are better seats at the same price. Other times there may be something to consider before buying – perhaps overpricing, obstructed views, less comfort etc.

Please remember that cheaper seats often do not offer the same view / location quality as top price ones, and that ticket prices are designed to reflect this difference.

By value for money:

Royal Court Theatre upstairs value seating plan


Royal Court Theatre upstairs value seating plan alternative



This is a studio theatre, so seating is not fixed and can be changed from the "standard" configuration shown above. The grandstand is commonly replaced either with chairs placed around a designated playing area or else a "promenade" area without seating is created.

The most common layouts are shown above.

Note that the front row is "green" if no barrier is placed in front, allowing unlimited legroom.

Please note: The seating plans are not accurate representations of the auditorium. While we try to ensure they are as close to the actual theatre plan as possible we cannot guarantee they are a true representation. Customers with specific requirements are advised to discuss these with the theatre prior to booking to avoid any confusion.

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Nearest underground station

Sloane Square - Circle Line (yellow) and District Line (green).

The theatre is next to the station.


11, 19, 22, 219, C1 to Sloane Square.


Hail one in the street outside.

Car park

Cadogan Place.

From the car park, exit onto Cadogan Place. Turn to your right and walk to the junction with Sloane Street. Turn left into Sloane Street and walk up it, crossing Pont Street, to the theatre, which is ahead of you on the far side of Sloane Square.

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