Upper Circle

The Upper Circle has 797 seats. It can be accessed via the lift located on the Grindlay Street side of the building or by using the spiral staircase adjacent to the new wing. All the seating provision is wooden fold-down seat.  The legroom here is not as good as in other parts of the auditorium and the seats are in general narrower here.

Although there is a lift to this area, once there quite steep steps need to be negotiated in order to reach most of the seats.  We do not recommend this area for those with mobility problems.  In addition, because it is very high up, it is not suitable for anyone with vertigo.  Even those with a mild dislike of heights should consider sitting elsewhere. 

Why choose the Upper Circle?

The sound quality is great for classical music events.

Wheelchair spaces

Although the foyer area is fully wheelchair accessible, there are no wheelchair spaces in the Upper Circle.

Seating Plan

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The View

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Centre Upper Circle

For the most part, the seats in the centre section of the Upper Circle have a clear view down to the stage.

The exception would be H 20-24, H42-46 and H64-68.  All of these seats have a high saftey barrier in front of them.  You may need to sit forward in your seat and lean on it to see properly. In addition they have poor legroom.

The side sections adjacent to the centre section

In Rows A, B and C the first 6 seats nearest the centre and in Rows D,E,F and G the first 3-4 seats nearest the centre section, have reasonable views.  The views from the rest of the seats are limited or restricted. This will be marked on the online plan, if you choose to book your tickets from the website.  Up to 50% of the stage may not be visible on seats labeled �restricted view�. (Please see the section on Limited/restricted views)

The side section nearest the stage

The views in this section are reasonable except the very end 4 seats in row A-D and the whole of rows H and I.

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  • The view from centre of the Upper Circle

    The view from centre of the Upper Circle

  • The view from the side sections adjacent to the centre Upper Circle

    The view from the side sections adjacent to the centre Upper Circle