August Wilson Theatre Mezzanine

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Mezzanine guide

The August Wilson Theatre Mezzanine is an elevated section above the Orchestra, with around 485 seats divided by aisles into three main sections. The Left and Right Mezzanine skip rows F and G to allow for entry on the stairs, and row H behind benefits from extra legroom as a result.

Views across the Mezzanine are largely unobstructed and expansive thanks to the section’s effective rake, although seats at the far sides will inevitably have more restricted sightlines than the premium center rows. Some patrons may even want to choose distant but elevated seats in the rear Mezzanine over Orchestra seats beyond row U, where the overhang affects views.

From the front of the Center Mezzanine, theatergoers can find some of the best positions in the auditorium, with excellent elevated views which cover the stage in one uninterrupted sweep.

Seats in the Mezzanine are generally cheaper than the Orchestra, although rows A and B of the Center Mezzanine are marked at a premium. Tickets are comparatively affordable and good value from around row H backwards.

There are no accessible seats in the August Wilson Theatre Mezzanine, and the section is accessed by stairs only.

Left Mezzanine

Seats in the Left Mezzanine begin at 1 on the inside and extend as far as 19. There are 14 rows, with a horizontal aisle dividing the front section (rows A-E) and the back (rows H-Q). Row H has extra legroom as well as an elevated position over the rows in front, therefore. The best views are from the front rows, especially in single-digit seats. Towards the outer aisle, the far left-hand side of the stage is restricted, and in the back rows the performance feels more distant and less immersive. However, the Left Mezzanine’s good rake ensures from front to back patrons can expect a clear sightline down to the stage, with only minimal distraction or obstruction from safety and structural railings.

Right Mezzanine

Right Mezzanine seating comprises 14 rows from A-Q, with a horizontal aisle and stairs to the section dividing rows E and H. Row H benefits from more legroom and extra lift over patrons in front, with just a little distraction from the stairs and railings. Patrons sitting in double-digit seats towards the far side of the Right Mezzanine will have a more angled view of the stage, with action in the right-hand corner and side obstructed. The best seats are in rows A and B, as close to the Center Mezzanine as possible; from here the stage is almost directly below and feels much closer. Although distant, the back rows, especially up to row M, have impressively good views of the stage, and represent good value seats at August Wilson Theatre.

Center Mezzanine

The Center Mezzanine is a block of 16 rows from A-Q, with seats starting at 101 on the right and escalating to 114, or to 117 in the longer back row. Row A provides some of the best views in the theater, with elevated sightlines that allow patrons to see performances with clarity. Legroom can be cramped mid-row, and seats on either aisle are good options for more space. Each row has a nice rake which sustains a relatively clear view throughout; some patrons may even prefer distant but elevated seats in rows M-Q over seats in the rear Orchestra. Prices in the premium rows A and B are higher than the rest of the Mezzanine, with the best bargains after row F.

SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

Row A of the Center Mezzanine has excellent overhead views of the stage. These seats are perfect for getting a good look at full sets and lively choreography without feeling too distant. Views remain good further back, so patrons wanting to save a little money can pick a well-raked seat in rows F-M.

Best legroom seats

The Left and Right Mezzanine sections are divided by the stairs and a horizontal aisle between rows E and H, meaning there’s extra legroom available across the whole of row H. Legroom is also more spacious on aisle seats, especially at either end of the Center Mezzanine.

Tips

• Row H in the Left and Right Mezzanine has extra legroom
• The section has a good rake for clearer views in the back rows
• The best views are in row A of the Center Mezzanine
• Restrooms are two floors down in the Lower Lobby; pick an aisle seat for easy access

Pricing

Rows A and B in the Center Mezzanine are around the same price as premium seating in the Center Orchestra, to reflect their unparalleled elevated views. The front rows of the Left and Right Mezzanine are a bracket or two cheaper, with prices dropping to good bargains in the back rows and far sides. These are the cheapest seats in the August Wilson Theatre.

Bars

The Mezzanine lobby has a fully stocked bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages which can be taken back to seats, as well as snacks.

Toilets

The August Wilson Theatre’s restrooms are in the Lower Lobby, one flight of stairs below the Orchestra, and around 41 steps down from the Mezzanine lobby.