Rear Mezzanine guide
The Rear Mezzanine sits behind the Front Mezzanine, with 250 seats across Left, Right and two Center sections of varying sizes. Views from here are more distant, and prices are on average the cheapest in the Ambassador Theatre.
Patrons sitting in the Rear Mezzanine will find they miss out on the details of a show, but there is a decent rake which means most seats have a clean view above those in front – making it a great section for those on a budget. This is less true in double-digit seats towards the far sides, where parts of the stage are restricted by the angle.
The best views in the Rear Mezzanine are from rows A and B in the Center Left and Center Right sections; these more expensive seats are well elevated above the Front Mezzanine and capture the best detailed, panoramic views of the whole set.
Legroom becomes even more cramped in the Rear Mezzanine, so patrons will be well served by aisle seats for extra space. The section is also situated up two flights of stairs (38 steps) which may make it unsuitable for patrons with limited mobility. There are, however, four transfer seats towards the front of the Rear Mezzanine.
Left Rear MezzanineThe Left Rear Mezzanine is a small section with just four rows of varying lengths. Seats are odd-numbered, with the longer row A in the range of 1 to 21; the back row, D, has just three seats (1 to 5). The best – and more expensive - views from are on the inside of row A, where sightlines are cleaner and more central. Seats further to the far side are more angled, restricting sightlines of the left-hand side and corner of the stage. Extra legroom is better chosen on the inside aisle, therefore. From front to back, the Left Rear Mezzanine’s decent rake means each row is well-elevated over those in front; although the back rows are distant, good budget options are available from here.
Center Left Rear MezzanineThis section is made up of nine rows stretching back from A at the front to J at the rear, with odd-numbered seating in the range of 101 to 121, right to left. The front two rows and back three rows are shorter than the middle, with three to six seats each. The best views are from rows A and B, which face more-or-less directly forward above the stage with little obstruction from the Front Mezzanine. Further back, sightlines are aided by the section’s rake but patrons won’t be able to get as much detail from individual performers. Pitch between rows is below average for the Ambassador Theatre, with the best option for legroom on either aisle. Prices start high in the front two rows and decrease further back.
Right Rear MezzanineThe Right Rear Mezzanine has four rows that vary in length; row A is even-numbered from 2 to 42, whilst row D is about half the length, between 2 and 20. Seats at the far side of row A are much more angled therefore, with restricted views of the side of the stage. The best views are on the inside of rows A and B, where sightlines are more central. Further back, the rake elevates each row enough to see over other patrons’ heads, although the stage is more distant from here. Taller patrons should opt for an inside aisle seat for extra legroom due to the difference in view. The most expensive seats are in the more desirable inside of the section, and prices decrease farther out and towards the back.
Center Right Rear MezzanineThis section is the most centrally positioned block in the Rear Mezzanine, with nine rows of seats stretching even-numbered between 102 and 124, left to right. The front and back two rows are notably shorter than the middle, with six to seven seats each. The best views are from rows A and B, which are well elevated above the Front Mezzanine and offer a clean look at the stage. Sightlines in the back rows are helped by a good rake but details of individual performances are less clear at this distance. Rows are quite tight across the section, and taller patrons should opt for either aisle to find better legroom. Prices start high in the front two rows and decrease further back.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageRows A and B of the Rear Mezzanine offer the best views in the section, thanks to their good elevation above the stage. The Front Mezzanine doesn’t provide much of an obstruction either, making these rows, especially in the Center Left and Center Right, good value options.
Best legroom seatsPatrons will find space is at a premium in the Rear Mezzanine, so those who need extra room to spread out should choose an aisle seat for the best legroom.
Tips• The best views are from rows A and B, close to the center
• The back rows have a good rake to see over patrons’ heads
• Seats towards the far aisles have more restricted views of the stage
• The best legroom is on aisle seats, particularly inside aisles
PricingThe Rear Mezzanine is the cheapest overall section in the Ambassador Theater, with prices in the sought-after front rows starting around the same as middle Mezzanine seats. As views become more distant at the sides and back, patrons can expect to pay less. There are some good value seats for anyone on a budget, therefore.
The Ambassador Theatre has a bar on every seating level, with drinks being quite highly priced.
The Ambassador Theatre restrooms serve every seating level. Queues can quickly form during the interval, so patrons should be quick to avoid missing the second half of the show.