The Mezzanine is a smaller section above the Orchestra, with around 392 seats across 10 rows. It is further divided into the Left, Right and Center Mezzanine, and views from front to back are generally very good thanks to a decent rake.
The front rows A-D of the Center Mezzanine provide some of the best views in the theater, with close yet expansive sightlines which allow the enjoyment of every aspect of a show. Seats in the Left and Right Mezzanine are a bit less comprehensive (the seats on the outside aisles in particular), but are compensated by the steep rake to retain decent views. Patrons sitting in the far corners and back rows will feel more distant, however. Legroom can be tight in the middle of rows, with great options for extra space on either end of the Center Mezzanine.
The Mezzanine is not step-free, with 31 steps up to the section and a further two steps down to each row. Some transfer seats are located in the Mezzanine, but patrons with limited mobility should take care when reaching them. Prices across the Gerald Schoenfeld Mezzanine are generally lower than the Orchestra, with the most expensive seats in rows A-D of the Center Mezzanine.
Left MezzanineSeats in the Left Mezzanine are spread across 10 rows, escalating from 1 on the inside up to 27 on the outside aisle. The best views are from single-digit seats in rows A-D, which are more directly above the stage and feel surprisingly close. Sightlines become more angled towards the left-hand aisle, and patrons in seats at the very end of rows such as C27 will find parts of stage right are blocked from view. Legroom can feel cramped, especially for tall patrons, so an inside aisle seat is a great option for more space. Overall, this section benefits from a very good rake which provides a clear view down to the stage from every row. Although the back half of the Left Mezzanine feels much more distant, seats here represent good value for money.
Right MezzanineThe Right Mezzanine has 10 rows of seats beginning at 2 and extending as far as 28 by the far aisle. Like the Left Mezzanine, the best seats here are single-digit ones in rows A-D, although rows E-G represent good value seats. Some structural features can affect sightlines slightly, such as a higher safety bar near seat A24, a pillar near K2, and the natural angling of far-aisle seats cutting off the very side of stage left; on the whole patrons can expect generally clear views from front to back, however. Legroom is at its best on the left-hand aisle, where seats face more centrally to the performances below. The inside of rows A-D are the most expensive seating options in the Right Mezzanine, with prices decreasing in the back rows.
Center MezzanineThere are 10 rows in the Center Mezzanine (A-K), and seats run between 101 and 114 left to right. Row A is the best in the Mezzanine for experiencing a show – it is unobstructed, elevated for a comprehensive perspective of the set, and feels very close to the stage. Rows B-D are also premium options, although the whole section has good views down to the stage thanks to a decent rake. Patrons in the back rows, H-K, will feel less immersed in a show but usually won’t have other theatergoers’ heads blocking the view, and rows E-G are a good value compromise between the premium front rows and the more distant rear. Legroom is best on either aisle, as both have head-on views of the stage.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageRow A in the Center Mezzanine has outstanding overhead views which feel close to the stage. From this row, patrons can really feel involved in the entire set as well as the actors. Rows B-D are also very good thanks to their elevated and central position.
Best legroom seatsLegroom can get more cramped mid-aisle, so a seat at the end of a row provides extra space for anyone needing to stretch their legs. Seats on inside aisles also offer a better overall view of the stage than the two far aisles.
Tips• The best views are from rows A-D of the Center Mezzanine
• Acoustics can be a little distorted at the very far sides
• Rows E-G in the Center Mezzanine represent good value seats
• Seats on the far aisles have more partial views
• A pillar near K2-4 can obstruct views of the far-left stage slightly
PricingThe most expensive seats in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Mezzanine are rows A-D of the Center Mezzanine. These seats are around the same price as the back of the Center Orchestra, and some patrons may prefer their unobstructed, elevated views. Prices decrease towards the sides and back rows of the section, with good value seats across rows E-G.
The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre’s bar is located in the lower lobby, down two flights of stairs. Patrons can buy a variety of drinks, but queues will quickly form during the intermission.
The closest restrooms are down two flights of stairs, in the lower lobby. The women’s restroom has more stalls than the men’s, but will still get busy during the intermission. A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main level.