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The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Mezzanine is smaller than the Orchestra, with around 366 seats split into three main areas which stretch back between 10 and 11 rows. The Left and Right Mezzanine are larger than the Center, and sit to the side of and behind this premium section. These are further divided into three blocks – one directly to the side of the Center Mezzanine, and two extending behind with an aisle in between.
The Center Mezzanine has excellent panoramic views in rows A and B, and a good rake means the entire Mezzanine retains a decent view. However, the far sides and back of the section are more distant and restricted. The Mezzanine can also be tight on space, especially for taller audience members; legroom is best from any aisle seat.
The Mezzanine does not have any wheelchair or transfer seats; a combination of stairs to reach the level and the rake make this section inadvisable for those with very limited mobility, although handrails are available on every staircase for those who need them.
Prices in the Mezzanine are generally lower than the Orchestra, with the cheapest seats in the venue available towards the back and sides. There are a few premium areas towards the center.
Left MezzanineThis section comprises three blocks of odd-numbered seating divided by aisles. Rows A-D seats range from 1 to 27. Behind a horizontal aisle, rows E-L seats reach 13 at most. A vertical aisle separates the second block of rows E-L, which is behind the Center Mezzanine and moves from 101 to 127 right to left. The best views are towards the inside, in particular from row A or seats 101-107. These are also the most expensive seats in the Left Mezzanine. Seats farther to the left are angled, with the left-hand side of the stage partially blocked. Seats such as B27 may also be obstructed by the Boxes to the side. However, a good rake in the Left Mezzanine means the back rows have generally clean views, despite lacking the detail of closer options. Seats are cheapest in these areas.
Right MezzanineThis section comprises three blocks of odd-numbered seating divided by aisles. Rows A-D seats range from 2 to 28. Behind a horizontal aisle, rows E-L have seats reaching 14 at most. A vertical aisle separates the second block of rows E-L, which is behind the Center Mezzanine and moves from 102-128 right to left. The best views are towards the inside of the section, in particular from the most expensive areas: row A or seats 102-108, which are elevated behind the premium Center Mezzanine. Seats farther to the right have angled views of the stage, and seats such as B28 will also be obstructed by the Boxes. However, a good rake in the Right Mezzanine means the back rows have generally clean views, despite lacking the detail of closer options. Seats are cheapest in these areas.
Center MezzanineThe Center Mezzanine is a smaller section comprising one block of four rows (A to D). Seats in the section start at 101 on the right and escalate to 114 on the left. Views from every seat are some of the best in the theater, with row A offering exceptional overhead views of the stage. A good rake also ensures rows B-D have clean sightlines. Whilst legroom can be limited, any aisle seat in the Center Orchestra will offer extra space that doesn’t compromise on quality. This is reflected in prices across the section, which start in row A around the same as middle rows in the Center Orchestra. Row D at the back is cheaper, and represents good value for the Center Mezzanine.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageThe Center Mezzanine is so small that every row has excellent views. Row A can’t be beaten for its unobstructed, sweeping yet detailed views of the stage – an excellent position to make sure you don’t miss anything in a busy musical or play.
Best legroom seatsThe best legroom in the Mezzanine is undoubtedly across aisle seats, but patrons should note that, whilst row E is behind an aisle, the railing in front precludes any extra space. Aisle seats as central as possible are the best option.
Tips• The best views are from the smaller Center Mezzanine
• Row E in the Left and Right Mezzanine may have less room due to a railing in front
• Seats including B27 and B28 are obstructed by the Boxes
• There is no accessible seating in the Mezzanine
PricingThe most expensive Mezzanine seats are in row A of the Center Mezzanine, or in a few seats right behind in the Left and Right Mezzanine. These are priced for their elevated, central and clean views of the stage. Prices remain higher in rows towards the front and center, although plenty of good value seats will be found across the section in the cheapest back rows.
The Mezzanine has its own bar which sells a range of alcoholic and soft drinks as well as snacks. Drinks with covered tops can be taken back to the seating area.
The Eugene O’Neill Theatre restrooms are two floors below the Mezzanine (around 44 steps). These restrooms serve the entire theater and queues will quickly form at the intermission.