Front Mezzanine guide
The Front Mezzanine is elevated above the Orchestra, with around 264 seats split across four main blocks – Left, Center Left, Right and Center Right. Stepped aisles run between each block, which all have five rows. A major benefit of the Front Mezzanine is that there is no overhang to consider in the back rows – the Rear Mezzanine is built into the same balcony.
Views across all five rows of the Front Mezzanine are impressive, with a good rake enabling clear sightlines. Patrons will find that even the back row is a good choice for a clean, sweeping and relatively detailed look at the stage. This is especially true in the center, as seats towards each side tend to be at more of an angle. The best views are in the more expensive rows A and B of the Center Left and Center Right, therefore. Shorter patrons may find the safety bar in front of row A slightly obstructive, however.
With tight space between rows, the best legroom in the Front Mezzanine is in aisle seats, especially those on the inside.
The Ambassador Theatre Front Mezzanine has one transfer seat, and the section is located up two flights of stairs (38 steps).
Left Front MezzanineThis section has five rows from A to E, with odd-numbered seats escalating from 1 to 25 at most, right to left. Double-digit seats towards the far side of the section are more askew to the stage, with partial views of the left-hand side. The best sightlines are towards the inside of the section, in rows A and B, with only minor obstructions from the safety railing. Rows C to E have relatively clean views, with a good rake helping to offset the angles and height. Legroom across the Left Front Mezzanine can be cramped, with the best combination of space and view on the inside aisle. Prices are highest in single-digit seats near the front, and decrease as the section fans out to the sides and rear.
Center Left Front MezzanineThe Center Left Front Mezzanine comprises five rows from A to E, with odd-numbered seating numbering 101 to 127, right to left. The best seats in this section are from rows A to C, which benefit from an elevated, central position above the stage. The back two rows also have good views thanks to the section’s rake, and represent good value seats in the Front Mezzanine. The best legroom is on the inside aisle, although the far aisle isn’t too angled from the stage. Premium seats are in the front three rows, with prices dropping slightly at the back.
Right Front MezzanineThis section has five rows from A to E, with odd-numbered seats escalating from 2 to 26, left to right. Double-digit seats near the far aisle are more angled to the stage, with partial views of action in the right-hand side and corner. The best views are towards the inside of the Right Front Mezzanine, in rows A and B. From row A, there may be a very slight obstruction from the safety railing for shorter patrons. Sightlines from rows C to E remain quite clean thanks to the section’s rake elevating seats throughout, and legroom is at its best in seats by the inside aisle. The most expensive seats are in rows A and B, especially single-digit options.
Center Right Front MezzanineThe Center Right Front Mezzanine has rows from A to E, and seats are even-numbered in the range of 102 to 128, left to right. All seats in the sections are elevated directly above the stage, with the premium and most detailed views in rows A and B. These are also the most expensive rows in the section, although good value seats are available further back in rows C to E, thanks to a good rake. The best legroom is on the inside aisle, although the far aisle isn’t too angled from the stage. Premium seats are in the front three rows, with prices dropping slightly at the back.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageRows A and B, seats 100 to 128 offer the best views from the Front Mezzanine and for some patrons, the best views in the Ambassador Theatre. They make the most of a close overhang and good elevated position to offer sweeping yet detailed views of the set and performers.
Best legroom seatsPatrons will find legroom is tight across the Front Mezzanine; seats on the inside aisles such as A127 or D102 are a good combination of central view and extra space.
Tips• The best views are from rows A and B, seats 100 to 128
• Good value seats are in rows C to E, as central as possible
• There is no Balcony overhang – the Rear Mezzanine is in the same elevated section
• When picking aisle seats for legroom, choose the inside; the far aisle seats are angled
PricingPrices in the Front Mezzanine start at a premium, with seats in rows A and B, towards the center, not far off the top Orchestra prices. Towards the sides and back, these prices decrease to reflect the difference in sightlines, and some good deals can be found in the back few rows.
There is a bar on the Ambassador Theatre Mezzanine level. To avoid long waits and high prices, consider going for drinks before or after the show.
The Ambassador Theatre restrooms are available on every seating level. Queues can quickly form during the interval, so patrons should be quick to avoid missing the second half of the show.