The Cinema Haymarket has had several names and several variations over the years. Previously known as the Carlton Theatre, the Carlton Cinema and the Odeon Haymarket, its history includes some time as (or as part of) a cinema – this leads the Cinema Haymarket theatre to have an unusual seating plan compared to the majority of London's theatres. As once a cinema, seating is all on one level – i.e. the stalls. There are no circles or box seats.
Originally established in 1927, the Cinema Haymarket theatre showed both live and film performances for the majority of its younger years until the 1960s when it was turned into a ciname, but at a later date, one screen of the cinema was converted to become the Cinema Haymarket as it is now. Seating just 488, the Cinema Haymarket is a modest theatre with an unusual atmosphere, but it has a wonderful history and is a lovely venue for theatregoers to enjoy.
Some retailers will tell you up-front which individual seats you'll be purchasing, whilst others will tell you which area of the theatre Stalls, Balcony) that your tickets will be for and will allocate your seats upon payment. In general, seats closer to the stage are more expensive Out offer a better view of the performance