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Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York
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Eugene O'Neill Theatre Capacity

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre has a capacity of 1066 seats. Section capacities are 668 Orchestra and 398 Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 194 seat reviews and 185 photos of views from seat.

Venue Overview

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre opened in 1925 as the Forrest Theatre, part of the Shubert Organization’s portfolio of Broadway venues. After a change of ownership, it was renamed for playwright Eugene O’Neill in 1959. Despite a rocky start from the critics, it is now well loved as a home for mid-size musicals and plays.

Frequent Shubert collaborator Herbert J. Krapp is the architect behind the theater's Georgian design. Although not as elaborate as larger Broadway venues such as the Gershwin or Majestic Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre has a bright and elegant interior, with subtle patterns and flourishes around the stage and Boxes. Its medium size makes it versatile for a range of productions.

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre found its stride when Arthur Miller’s All My Sons played in 1947 to great acclaim. Almost a decade later A View from the Bridge (1955) would similarly find a home at the venue. Other memorable productions include The Children’s Hour (1952), M. Butterfly (1988) and a new production of Grease! (1991). Since 2000, smash-hit musicals including The Full Monty (2000) and The Book of Mormon (2011-present) have been staged at the theater.

There are around 1,100 seats in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, spread across the ground-level Orchestra and Mezzanine above. Both are split into Left, Center and Right sections, and there are six Boxes elevated at either side of the auditorium. An excellent view from seat is afforded from the mid front of the Center Orchestra and the front rows of the Center Mezzanine, with views becoming less clean at the far sides, where the angle and some structural features obstruct the view. Sightlines are most distant in the rear of the Mezzanine, where prices are lower than anywhere else in the theater.


• Step-free from the street into accessible seating
• Wheelchair accessible restrooms are off-site; ask staff for assistance
• Bars are on both levels and drinks can be taken back to your seat
• Programs and merchandise are sold on both levels
• There is no coat check, but large bags may be accepted ($3 per item)

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre Seating Chart

Good value seats

There are various options for good value seating at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Rows H-N of the Center Orchestra are below premium whilst keeping very clean and desirable sightlines towards the stage. Similarly, the middle and back rows of the Mezzanine have a good overhead view which is good for a budget.

Premium seats

The best seats in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre are in rows A-D of the Center Orchestra and row A of the Center Mezzanine. In particular, the Orchestra is excellent for a detailed look at performances, and row A of the Center Mezzanine is unrivalled for its sweeping elevated views.

Recent Audience Photos

Mezzanine B107

suses 3 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Felt like I had one of the best seats in the theatre. I had a full, centered view of the stage and could see the performers very well. I didn’t feel like I was looking down or was too high/disconnected from the performance as I have with other mez... More

Saw The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon on 04 August 2023

Orchestra A9

LKoval 5' 11", 15 reviews

Even though it’s all the way to the left and it’s labeled partial view, I don’t believe I missed a single scene or was missing out. Being so close was amazing as they really press to the front of the stage. I would absolutely sit here again! More

Saw The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon on 08 January 2023

Mezzanine C101

frankyork 18 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Seats were great, just a little maneuvering around the guy in the row in front of me. Not much legroom, but OK for me. Only gripe is that the ushers are pretty lax about masks in the Mezz and Balcony. More

Saw The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon on 04 June 2022

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