Ambassador Theatre Orchestra

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Orchestra guide

The Orchestra is the largest seating area in the Ambassador Theatre, with 573 seats. The Left, Right and Center sections are divided by aisles running the length of the 17 rows, and alternative seating options are in elevated Boxes as well as standing spaces at the rear.

The main drawback of the Orchestra is the wide stage; this can make sightlines at the far sides worse than average due to the angle. However, there are plenty of options for good seating across the section, with the best views across rows BB to C in the Center Orchestra. Row AA at the front may be too close to the stage, however.

The Mezzanine overhang starts at row H, although its effect is only minor in the back rows, where it begins to cut into the top of the stage. This means seats further back can offer good value at a slightly lower price.

The best legroom in the Orchestra is on the aisles, but patrons should avoid those on the far sides as a first choice to avoid a restricted view.

The Orchestra is entirely step free, and patrons can find designated seating for themselves and companions in the middle and rear rows.

Left Orchestra

The Left Orchestra comprises 17 rows from BB to P, and seats are odd-numbered between 1 and 29, with the widest rows in the middle. Views are best from single-digit seats in rows CC to A, which have great close-up details of performances. Double-digit seats have more angled views of the stage, with sightlines of the left-hand side restricted. In the back few rows, details and sound are less clear, although the Mezzanine overhang doesn’t tend to cut into the stage at all. There is average legroom in the Left Orchestra, although extra can be found in aisle seats. Prices are highest in the front rows, and become cheaper towards the back and far side.

Two Boxes are elevated to the side of the section, with angled views of the stage.

Right Orchestra

The Right Orchestra’s 16 rows extend from BB to O, with even-numbered seats escalating from 2 to 30 at the far side. The longest rows are between H and M. Views are best from single-digit seats in rows CC to A, which sit at a good distance from the stage. Double-digit seats over 12 have more restricted views of stage left (your right), and sightlines are much more angled. In the back rows, the distance makes it more difficult to pick out details. Legroom is average, and the best option for extra space is on the inside aisle. Prices are highest in the front rows, and become cheaper towards the back and far side.

Two Boxes are elevated to the side of the section, with angled views of the stage.

Center Orchestra

The Center Orchestra has 17 rows from AA to O, with seats numbered between 101 and 114, left to right. This section has the best overall sightlines thanks to its head-on position to the stage; both aisles are equally good options for extra legroom, therefore. The best, most detailed views are from rows BB to C, as row AA can be a little too close. Other good value seats are available further back in the middle rows. After row L, details are less clear and shorter patrons may find sightlines slightly obstructed by those sitting in front. The Mezzanine overhang may dip into the top of the stage, but doesn’t affect sightlines. The Center Orchestra is the most expensive overall section in the Orchestra, with the highest prices in the premium front rows.

SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

Rows BB to C in the Center Orchestra offer excellent, detailed views of the stage, without feeling uncomfortable. These are considered premium seats in the Ambassador Theatre.

Best legroom seats

Like many Broadway venues, legroom can be tight at the Ambassador Theatre. Choosing an aisle seat – especially one closer to the center of the Orchestra – is a good choice for best legroom.

Tips

• The best views are from rows BB to C in the Center Orchestra
• The Mezzanine overhang kicks in at row H, but doesn’t affect sightlines
• The wide stage means double-digit seats near the far sides are quite angled
• Wheelchair and transfer seats are in the middle and back rows

Pricing

The Orchestra is the most expensive overall section in the Ambassador Theatre, with premium seating in the front rows of the Center Orchestra. The middle rows of the Center Orchestra and front to middle rows in Left and Right are slightly cheaper, with prices decreasing at the back and sides of the section.

Bars

There is a bar serving the Orchestra, and drinks can be expensive. Where possible, go for a bite to eat or drink before or after a show.

Toilets

The Ambassador Theatre restrooms are 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.

An accessible restroom is also available on this level.