The Orchestra is the largest section at the Golden Theatre, sitting close to the stage with around 465 seats across a maximum of 12 rows. The Center Orchestra rests between the smaller Left and Right Orchestras, with aisles running the length and sides of each.
The best and most expensive seats in the section are in the front rows of the Center Orchestra, which offer unparalleled proximity to the action of a dramatic play. Prices tend to be a bit cheaper at the sides and back, representing good value options.
The Mezzanine overhang begins at row L, although the effect is minimal; the intimate size of the auditorium ensures patrons sitting in the back rows will find their view of the stage is surprisingly good. The best legroom in the Orchestra will usually be found on aisle seats, although the comfort of extra space may be offset by a slightly side-on view for some productions.
Patrons using wheelchairs can find designated step-free seating for themselves and companions across the Center Orchestra, and transfer seats are similarly found, also step-free, across rows K to O.
Left OrchestraThe Left Orchestra is a small section of up to 12 rows from G to S, starting further back than the Center Orchestra. Each row has a maximum of six seats in the range of 1 to 11, right to left. The inside of this section provides a better overall view, with sightlines becoming slightly more angled in seats 9 and 11. However, thanks to the small size of the auditorium, there are mainly clear views of the stage even in the back rows. Legroom is best in the front row G, and on the aisles. Seats towards the inside and front of the section are more expensive, with prices lowering at the back.
Right OrchestraThe Right Orchestra has a similar layout to the Left Orchestra, with 12 rows from G to S and even-numbered seats moving from 2 to 12, left to right. The best views are from the front and inside, in particular row G and H, although even in the back rows, patrons can expect a fairly decent look at the stage. Legroom is best in the front row G and on aisle seats, with some minimal angling towards the stage in seats 10 and 12. Patrons can expect to pay more for the front rows of the Right Orchestra, with prices dropping towards the rear.
Center OrchestraThis is the largest block of seats in the Orchestra, with up to 18 rows from A to S. The front three to four rows are longer than those behind, with seats reaching 101 to 123, right to left. Some of the best, and premium, seats are in rows A to D, which offer intimate and up-close views of the stage. Rows A and B may be slightly too close to the stage for some theatergoers, but from front to back, the Center Orchestra seats don’t tend to feel too distant; a seat slightly further away can be a good value deal. Like the other Orchestra sections, the best legroom in the Center Orchestra is available on the aisle and front rows.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageCenter Orchestra seating in rows A to D is ideal. Seats here offer excellent, intimate views of the stage which are perfect for taking in the detail of a dramatic play.
Best legroom seatsAisle seats across the Orchestra benefit from extra legroom, and row G in the Left and Right Orchestra has some extra space available as well.
Tips• The Mezzanine overhang begins at Orchestra row L
• Legroom is best on aisle seats and in row G at either side
• Some of the best seats in the house are in rows A to D in the Center Orchestra
• Good value seats are in the Center Orchestra, rows F to M
• The intimate auditorium means sightlines are good throughout
PricingCenter Orchestra seats are the most expensive in the section, with top prices in premium seats closest to the stage. Prices gradually fall across the Left and Right Orchestras, with the cheaper options reserved for seats at the far edges and corners.
A bar serving snacks and refreshments is located in the lower lounge one level down, although please be aware that drinks can be expensive.
All restrooms are down two flights of stairs (19 steps) in the lower lounge. These serve the entire theater so queues at the intermission may get long.