The Orchestra is the largest area in the Barrymore Theatre, with around 582 seats split between Left, Right and Center sections divided by aisles. Six Boxes elevated at either side accommodate a further 24 people.
There are lots of good views in the Orchestra thanks to the small auditorium size, although some patrons may find the front rows a little too close and seats under the Boxes in rows D and E a little restricted. Despite this, the Mezzanine overhang isn’t obstructive and those sitting in the rear of the section will notice that the stage feels impressively close.
Patrons can secure the best views across rows F to O in the Center Orchestra, which are perfectly positioned for plenty of detail combined with a good overall look at the set. The inside of the Left and Right Orchestra are also good options.
The cheapest seats in the Orchestra are at the back and sides of the Left and Right sections, with further good value seats in the back rows of the Center Orchestra. The Orchestra is completely step-free, and wheelchair and transfer seats are available mainly across the back half of the section.
Left OrchestraThis section comprises 17 rows (BB to Q) of odd-numbered seats numbering 1 to 23 in the longer back half. The best seats are on the inside of rows A and B, although the venue’s small size means seats further back still feel close and intimate. Double-digit seats above 11 are to the side, so views of stage right will be more partial from here. At the end of rows D and E, the Boxes above also slightly obstruct the side of the stage. Legroom can get tight mid-row, so patrons should opt for an aisle seat for more space. Prices in the Left Orchestra are highest in the front rows, and gradually get cheaper towards the back and sides. Three Boxes elevated to the side offer private but angled viewing.
Right OrchestraThis section comprises 17 rows (BB to Q) of even-numbered seats which span 2 to 24 at most. Inside seats in rows A and B offer the best views, which aren’t too close to the stage. Double-digit seats above 10 are more angled, and in seats such as E20 or D16 the Boxes above may be slightly obstructive at the side of the stage. However, the back rows and sides are good value options thanks to the small auditorium size. Space in the section can get cramped, so patrons should opt for an aisle seat if they need more legroom. Prices in the Right Orchestra are highest in the front rows, and get cheaper towards the back and sides. Three Boxes elevated to the side offer private but angled viewing.
Center OrchestraThe Center Orchestra’s 18 rows from AA to Q all face head-on to the stage, with seats escalating from 101 to 115, left to right. Seats in rows F to O are some of the best, combining a comfortable distance with plenty of detail. The front rows may feel a little close for some patrons, and although the Mezzanine overhang is obvious at the rear, it doesn’t affect views of the stage. Sitting on either aisle are the best options for extra legroom thanks to their direct sightlines. The most expensive seats in the Center Orchestra are in the premium front rows, with cheaper options available at the rear.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageThe Center Orchestra’s middle rows - F to O - are a great choice for getting a good overview of the stage without missing out on the finer details of a smaller musical or play.
Best legroom seatsLegroom can get a bit cramped if you’re sitting mid-row in the Barrymore Theatre, so an aisle seat at either side of the Center Orchestra is a good choice for those needing extra space.
Tips• The Mezzanine overhang kicks in at row K, but isn’t obstructive
• Center Orchestra rows F to O are some of the best seats available
• Far-aisle seats in rows D and E may feel slightly restricted by the Boxes above
• Legroom is best on the inside aisles for a more central view
PricingThe Orchestra is the most expensive overall section on the Barrymore Theatre seating chart, with premium seats in the front half of the Center Orchestra. However, there are lots of good value options available in the cheaper back and sides of the section.
Patrons can buy refreshments and snacks in the main lobby, although drinks can be expensive.
Restrooms are located down two flights of stairs (20 steps) in the lower lobby. These serve every level of the theater so may get busy at the intermission.
An accessible restroom is available on this level.