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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre capacity

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has a capacity of 1027 seats. Section capacities are 644 Orchestra and 383 Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 152 seat reviews and 138 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

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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 audience views

Mezzanine H17
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carrierose 5' 8", 91 reviews
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Mezzanine H17 view from seat photo

Really good view! I still felt very immersed despite being sat upstairs and feel like there's not a bad seat in the house for this venue. We got these as rush tickets on the day so we're absolutely thrilled! More

Saw Come From Away Come From Away on 29 April 2022

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Mezzanine A23

joshw 6' 2", 38 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Mezzanine A23 view from seat photo

This may be sold as partial view, but as the majority of the show takes place center and downstage, there is nothing particularly important out of view. Great seat for those seeing this incredible show on a budget. Would sit here again. More

Saw Come From Away Come From Away on 20 February 2022

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Mezzanine C26

elliem10 5' 11", 30 reviews
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Mezzanine C26 view from seat photo

Part of the right hand stage was obstructed but it didn’t effect the show much as it was mainly set front and centre we where super close to the stage so facial expressions where very clear. I didn’t have anybody next to me so I was able to twist my body... More

Saw Come From Away Come From Away on 26 November 2021

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