Front Mezzanine photos
Front Mezzanine guide
The Front Mezzanine is the smallest part of the Barrymore Theatre seating chart, with around 196 seats across Left, Right and Center. Each section is flanked by stepped aisles, and the entrance is behind row E.
Views are very good in the Front Mezzanine, with the theater’s small size proving an advantage for anyone choosing to sit here. Each row feels close to the stage with an excellent rake to keep views clean from front to back, and there are plenty of good value seats to be snapped up.
The best views are across the premium rows A and B in the Center Mezzanine, which boast a very desirable elevated position above the stage. In the Left and Right Mezzanine, seats closer to the outer aisles are more angled to the stage, but most theatergoers shouldn’t miss too much of a performance because of this.
The cheapest seats are at the back and sides, with premium seats in the popular front rows. The Front Mezzanine is up three flights of stairs (30 steps), with one transfer seat available for patrons with limited mobility.
Left Front MezzanineThis section has five rows from A to E, with odd-numbered seats in the range of 1 to 25. A good rake ensures seats in every row have clean and elevated sightlines to the stage, although the best seats are those on the inside of rows A and B. By the far aisle, views are more angled, but overall the section is good value for money. From A1, the aisle safety bar may be slightly obstructive, but this is easily leaned around without disrupting other theatergoers. Seats on either aisle are the best options for extra legroom, with the inside offering more direct sightlines. The most expensive seats in the Left Front Mezzanine are in the front rows, with cheaper options available at the rear.
Right Front MezzanineThis section comprises five rows from A to E, with even-numbered seats escalating from 2 to 26 at the far side. Seats in the back rows have very good elevated sightlines thanks to the section’s decent rake, and although double-digit seats are more angled, patrons should find this is a decent overall place to sit. The best seats are on the inside of rows A and B, which are more central and have clean, elevated views to the stage below. The inside aisle is also best for anyone wanting some extra legroom, therefore. The most expensive seats in the Right Front Mezzanine are in rows A and B, with more budget-friendly options at the rear.
Center Front MezzanineThe Center Front Mezzanine faces directly towards the stage from an elevated position, with all five rows from A to E offering excellent overhead views. Seats run continuously from 101 to 114, left to right, with either aisle an equally good choice for taller patrons who need more legroom. Row A boasts some of the best sightlines in the entire theater, but a well-pitched rake ensures patrons in the back rows can also see over the heads of those in front. The most expensive seats in the Center Front Mezzanine are in the premium row A, and good value seats are in rows D and E.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageRow A in the Center Front Mezzanine is very popular thanks to its fantastic elevated position above the stage. From here, theatergoers can get a good look at the whole set from a slight distance whilst still enjoying some subtle detail.
Best legroom seatsThe best legroom can be found on either aisle in the Center Front Mezzanine, so patrons don’t have to choose between sightlines and comfort.
Tips• Row A in the Center Mezzanine is one of the most popular areas in the theater
• Views are very good from front to back thanks to well-raked rows
• Good value seats are in rows D and E
• Legroom can get tight; pick an aisle seat for more space
PricingPrices in the Front Mezzanine start high in the premium row A, with some good deals available a few rows back and to the sides. The front rows are around the same price as the rear Orchestra.
A bar serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is located in the main lobby, although it can be pricey; consider setting a budget beforehand.
Restrooms are located down five flights of stairs (50 steps) in the lower lobby. These serve every level of the theater so may get busy at the intermission.