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Barrymore Theatre, New York
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Barrymore Theatre Capacity

The Barrymore Theatre has a capacity of 1044 seats. Section capacities are 592 Orchestra, 196 Front Mezzanine and 256 Rear Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 332 seat reviews and 321 photos of views from seat.

Venue Overview

In 1928, famed actress Ethel Barrymore had a theater not just named after her, but built for her. Opening that December with The Kingdom of God, the Barrymore Theatre is the sole remaining venue named for Broadway moguls the Shubert brothers’ affiliated performers.

The Barrymore Theatre has housed revivals, small dramas and star-studded performances thanks to its intimate but grand design. Frequent Shubert collaborator Herbert J. Krapp drew on a medley of influences from Roman terracotta above the entrance, to a lavish and warm fusion of Edwardian, neo-classical and Mediterranean décor inside.

Ethel Barrymore trod the boards of her namesake for around a decade in various plays and revivals, and the theater has enjoyed a distinguished history since. Past productions include Noel Coward’s Design for Living (1933), Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun (1959), and more recently the Broadway transfer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2014).

The Barrymore Theatre seating chart has a capacity of around 1,058 and features three levels – the Orchestra, Front Mezzanine and Rear Mezzanine. The Orchestra is the largest section, seating just over half of the audience including wheelchair accessible seats. Views across the three sub-sections of the Orchestra are generally good, with premium seats in the Center. The Front Mezzanine offers wide views of the stage whilst a good rake ensures the Rear Mezzanine, though distant, retains decent sightlines. There are also six Boxes to the left and right of the Orchestra for a more personal experience.


• Step-free access to Orchestra, wheelchair and transfer seats
• Lower lounge bar serving before performances
• Waiter service for wheelchair patrons
• Coat check doesn’t accept strollers or furs
• Children under four are not permitted into the theater

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Good value seats

It’s commonly agreed that the Barrymore Theater doesn’t have a bad seat thanks to its size, although sitting further back or to the sides may cause some restricted views. In particular, Center Orchestra seats a few rows back from the premium or those ranging from the back of the Front Mezzanine to the beginning of the Rear Mezzanine offer clear views for a lower price.

Premium seats

The front middle seats of the Center Orchestra offer the best views, although be sure to sit a couple of rows back if you want to prevent neck strain from looking up at actors too much. Rows F or G are ideal. The first row of the Front Mezzanine is also premium in price, view and experience.

Recent Audience Photos

Orchestra AA106

june123 5' 4", 71 reviews

Smack in the middle; great view, just have to look up most of the time, and turn head left/right a lot to follow movements of actors. Ample legroom (the first row is curved so the closer to the middle, the more legroom you have) More

Saw Peter Pan Goes Wrong Peter Pan Goes Wrong on 16 May 2023

Orchestra E18

alishapiro 5' 4", 43 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A little too much on the side since it's the last seat, so not sure how much of the show I am missing. This was a lottery win so didn't choose the seat (also FYI I am actually in seat 20 but there was no option to select that # seat) More

Visited 01 December 2022

Orchestra A9

joshw 6' 2", 38 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Rush ticket. Pretty much all of what happens stage left is out of view; but there is a lot that also happens center stage and stage right, all of which is still visible from here. Plus looking into the wings every once in a while is pretty cool. More

Saw Waitress Waitress on 15 October 2021

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