Broadway Theatre, New York

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Broadway Theatre seating chart

Broadway Theatre Seating Chart

The Broadway Theatre has a capacity of 1718 seats, including 899 seats in the Orchestra, 250 seats in the Front Mezzanine and 569 seats in the Rear Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 63 seat reviews and 54 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Although it now shares a name with the street it sits on, the Broadway Theatre originally opened in 1924 as a movie house called the Colony, which famously premiered Steamboat Willie (1928). It has operated under its current name since 1930, and despite intervening stints as a cinema in the ‘30s and ‘50s, it has enjoyed a long history as a hotspot for popular musicals.

The Broadway Theatre’s original owner, B. S. Moss, conceived the building as a new addition to his movie chain. Architect Eugene DeRosa was employed to create a roomy auditorium and Renaissance-inspired décor; when it transitioned from film to live performance, this design proved the perfect match to accommodate large-scale musicals.

Notable productions at the Broadway Theatre include transfers from other New York venues including Funny Girl (1966) and The Wiz (1977). However, it has also hosted its own premiers, from Evita (1979) through to Les Misérables (1987-1991). Recent shows include Shrek (2008), Sister Act (2011) and a revival of Miss Saigon (2017).

The Broadway Theatre has a capacity of 1,763 seats across three main sections, with the Front and Rear Mezzanines sharing balcony space. The Orchestra seating chart splits into Left, Center and Right, with views best in the Center. The Front Mezzanine’s Center seats also offer attractive views for patrons wanting to sit further back whilst the Rear Mezzanine is more affordable, reflecting its distance and less desirable sightlines. Boxes are available for angled, private seating, and across all levels seats further to the sides have partial views.


• Children under four are not permitted into the theater
• Refreshments may be expensive; eat and drink before visiting
• Step-free access from the street to accessible seating in the Orchestra
• Bag checks may be in place; leave plenty of time to get to your seat

Good value seats

There are a few options for good value seats in the Broadway Theatre. Rows H to P in the Center Orchestra are slightly cheaper than premium whilst retaining a clean look at the stage. Rows D and E in the Front Mezzanine have enough rake for clean and not-too-distant overhead views. The Rear Mezzanine, although distant and less immersive, can be good for bargains. The best affordable seats here are in rows A to C.

Premium seats

Premium seats at the Broadway Theatre are in the Center Orchestra, rows D to G. From here, patrons are neither too close nor too far from the stage, and it’s the perfect position to take in detail without losing sight of the bigger picture. In the Front Mezzanine, rows A to C are also expensive, but their excellent, sweeping views are worth the spend.

Recent seat reviews

Orchestra U4

jadeprince 5"4, 150 reviews, 2 helpful votes
Broadway Theatre Orchestra U4 view from seat photo

A brilliant seat! It sounds far back but for King Kong you need to be further back to appreciate the whole thing. You have the slight overhang from the mezz but this doesn’t spoil anything. A very comfortable seat with a good rake. More

Saw King Kong King Kong on 04 June 2019

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Orchestra L6

rukayacesar 5"7, 299 reviews, 51 helpful votes
Broadway Theatre Orchestra L6 view from seat photo

This seat offers a fairly good view of the stage, though it'll depend on if you have a tall person sat in front of you. The Orchestra isn't on much of a rake here, and the seats are almost reclined so you can't sit up straight to get a better view without... More

Saw King Kong King Kong on 17 April 2019

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Front Mezzanine E9

Charmainf 5ft 4", 195 reviews, 11 helpful votes
Broadway Theatre Front Mezzanine E9 view from seat photo

There is a great view from this seat. I was worried it wouldn't be a good view but I was very impressed with the raking as I could easily see over the heads of the people in front of me. The whole of the space of the stage is used and everything is larger... More

Saw King Kong King Kong on 17 October 2018

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