The Orchestra, situated on ground level, is the largest section of the Hayes Theater. The Orchestra seats 379 people across three sections, with aisles running between each.
The middle section of the Orchestra has 17 rows (A to R) and each side section has 15 rows (C to R). All seats in the Orchestra have pretty good views, thanks to the intimacy of the theater.
Some rows toward the back of the Orchestra have visible overhang from the Mezzanine level above, but very few shows at the Hayes Theatre make use of the upper levels of the stage – so this will rarely have any negative affect on view.
Best views of the stageThe best views in the Orchestra (and arguably the whole theater) are in the middle section from Row B to Row H. These seats offer a close, central view of the stage in what is already an exceptionally intimate theater by Broadway standards, so patrons will feel very close to the action.
Best legroom seatsPatrons who desire extra legroom should book Row A or aisle seats.
Tips- Rows F to M offer excellent value for money as they are cheaper than the premium seats but still offer excellent views
- While the theatre is famously intimate, Rows P to R can feel quite far back due to the deep but narrow design of the auditorium
Snacks and drinks are available at the Harris Levin Bar on the main level of the Hayes Theater. A café lounge is located on the lower level.
There is a ladies’/unisex accessible restroom located at orchestra level. The men’s restroom is located in the lower lounge, down two flights of stairs from the Orchestra.