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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York
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Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Capacity

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre New York has a capacity of 1043 seats. Section capacities are 648 Orchestra and 395 Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 389 seat reviews and 367 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 Shubert and Booth 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 Seat View Photos

Orchestra Q106
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Nice central seat, with good rake. Felt a tad distant from the stage but can see everything clearly. More
The Notebook on Broadway
Saw The Notebook on Broadway on 04 April 2024

Mezzanine K17
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The Schoenfeld is a smaller theatre, so it didn't feel like I was on the back row at all! Great view of the overall productio... More
The Notebook on Broadway
Saw The Notebook on Broadway on 03 April 2024

Orchestra N25
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Just far enough back for the sides of the stage to be viewable. Might miss some small moments but not bad More
The Notebook on Broadway
Saw The Notebook on Broadway on 30 March 2024

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