Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre seating chart

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has a capacity of 1018 seats, including 634 seats in the Orchestra and 384 seats in the Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 54 seat reviews and 43 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Built in 1917, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre was initially christened the Plymouth Theatre. It achieved considerable success with a mixture of musicals and dramas, and in 2005 was given its current name in posthumous tribute to the former chairman of the Shubert Organization.

The venue is another example of the collaboration between the Shubert brothers (who built, owned and operated many Broadway theaters) and architect Herbert J. Krapp. Inside, it is similar to the Booth and Shubert Theatres, with attractive motifs amid a simple white, gold and red color scheme. Its mid-size auditorium is perfect for housing a range of shows.

Notable productions at the theater include Hedda Gabler and A Doll’s House (1918), Noel Coward’s Private Lives (1948) and Equus (1974, starring Anthony Hopkins). Since the turn of the century, a number of famous talents have trodden the boards, including Vanessa Redgrave and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Long Day’s Journey into Night (2003), Patrick Stewart in A Life in the Theatre (2010) and Helen Mirren in The Audience (2015).

With a capacity of 1,084 including 15 standing spaces and Boxes, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre seating chart comprises two levels. The Orchestra is the largest and splits into Left, Right and Center. Views are best in the Center Orchestra, although seats beyond row Q are affected by the Mezzanine overhang. Despite being more removed, the Mezzanine has excellent overhead views, especially in rows A-D of the Center section. Seats at the sides and rear can feel more partial and distant, but the vast majority of the Mezzanine offers excellent value for money in this mid-size theater.

Tips

• Children under four are not permitted into the theater
• Step-free access from the street to the Orchestra
• The bar is in the basement; queues can get long and drinks are expensive
• Coat check is available at around $2 per item
• Bag check is in operation; leave plenty of time to get to your seats

Good value seats

There are a few options for good value seats which don’t compromise on quality. Rows K-O in the Center Orchestra are unobstructed and detailed, but cheaper than premium, whilst rows E-G in the Center Mezzanine make the most of a great rake for aerial views which cover the entire stage below.

Premium seats

Premium seats in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre are in rows C-E of the Center Orchestra, which are intimate but not too close for comfort; and rows A and B of the Center Mezzanine. These seats have excellent overhead views perfect for appreciating the stage in one sweep. They don’t miss out on proximity either: hanging over Orchestra row J, they afford a relatively close view.

Recent seat reviews

Mezzanine K110

doubledreviews 5'11", 28 reviews
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Mezzanine K110 view from seat photo

Pretty tight in terms of legroom, but the view was fine. The back of the seats can be a tad uncomfortable, but Come From Away is short, so you're not sitting there long enough for it to be completely unbearable. More

Saw Come From Away Come From Away on 01 March 2017

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Mezzanine A22
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LucasB 176cm, 34 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Mezzanine A22 view from seat photo

The view is great, first row of the mezzanine so there is no obstruction at all. The safety bar could affect someone smaller than me but personally it wasn't a bother at all. Legroom could've been better but for the price I paid, I won't complain! You... More

Saw Come From Away Come From Away on 21 April 2018

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Orchestra R13

mapi 32 reviews, 6 helpful votes
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Orchestra R13 view from seat photo

You miss a little bit of the upper stage because of the balcony above. But for this show, totally fine. Even though it’s almost the last row, you still can see facial expressions, and you have a nice overview. More

Saw Come From Away Come From Away on 03 July 2019

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