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Hudson Theatre, New York
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Hudson Theatre Capacity

The Hudson Theatre New York has a capacity of 972 seats. Section capacities are 471 Orchestra, 258 Dress Circle and 243 Balcony. Use our interactive seating chart to view 482 seat reviews and 463 photos of views from seat.

Venue Overview

The Hudson Theatre originally opened in 1903, with Ethel Barrymore starring in Cousin Kate. Built by producer Henry B. Harris, the venue’s ownership was taken on by his wife after his death on the RMS Titanic in 1912. After stretches as an adult movie theater and a rock club, the building was granted landmark status in 1987 and spent many years as a hotel conference venue. It was restored to a fully operating theater by Ambassador Theatre Group in 2015. It is one of two Broadway theaters owned by ATG, the other being the Lyric Theatre.

At the time of its opening, the Hudson Theatre’s 100-foot lobby was the largest seen on Broadway. With Greco-Roman motifs and Tiffany glass accents, the original theater was a stunning example of elegance that has only been improved by ATG’s more recent renovations to enhance legroom and patron facilities.

Notable productions at the Hudson Theatre include Man and Superman (1905) and Becket (1961), which was later adapted into a film starring Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton. Its inaugural show after re-opening under the Ambassador Theatre Group’s management was Sunday in the Park with George starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

With a capacity of around 1,000, the Hudson Theatre comprises three main levels. The ground-floor Orchestra is the largest, with around 500 seats across Left, Center and Right. Views are generally very good here, with plenty of legroom. There are also some excellent views in the Dress Circle, especially in the Center block of seats. Further back, this section’s good rake keeps views clear and not too distant. The Balcony is more cramped and distant, although sightlines remain better than average.


• Step-free from the street to accessible seats
• The elevator serves the Dress Circle and lower lounge
• Coat check is $2 per item; larger luggage is not accepted
• Two full-service bars across the Orchestra and Dress Circle
• Bag check may be in operation; leave plenty of time to reach your seat

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Good value seats

There are plenty of good value seats at the Hudson Theatre, mainly in rows E to L in the Orchestra and rows D to F in the Center Dress Circle. These seats are further back, but enjoy a clean view of the stage with plenty of legroom to stay comfortable. The Balcony is also a good bet for anyone on a budget.

Premium seats

The best seats at the Hudson Theatre are in rows D to K of the Center Orchestra, which are set at a perfect distance to take in the whole stage without feeling uncomfortably close. The front few rows of the Center Dress Circle are also premium, and are popular among patrons wanting an overhead position from which to enjoy the full sweep of the stage.

Recent Audience Seat View Photos

Orchestra T4

Excellent seats with to a of legroom but the top of the stage isn't visible because of the overhang. With this show it didn't... More
Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway
Saw Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway on 16 April 2024

Balcony E109

The Balcony at the Hudson is really good. Nice clear view and the seats are well raked. There is enough legroom to have a com... More
Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway
Saw Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway on 13 April 2024

Dress Circle F105

Incredible view of the stage and very central seat. Being 5.10 I could see over the person in front fine however I think the... More
Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway
Saw Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway on 10 April 2024

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