Hudson Theatre, New York

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The Hudson Theatre has a capacity of 974 seats, including 473 seats in the Orchestra, 258 seats in the Dress Circle and 243 seats in the Balcony. Use our interactive seating chart to view 67 seat reviews and 62 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 after the Ambassador Theatre Group purchased the venue in 2015.

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.

Tips

• 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

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 seat reviews

Dress Circle J109
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KathleenCasaceli 5"4, 52 reviews
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Hudson Theatre Dress Circle J109 view from seat photo

The view is almost center and all of the stage could be seen accept the very top due to the balcony overhang but not much happens up top and by leaning down or to the side all could be seen. The seat was comfort was ok, not too small or tight. Legroom... More

Saw Sea Wall/A Life Sea Wall/A Life on 22 September 2019

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Dress Circle H1

LastMidnight 5’8”, 2 reviews
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Hudson Theatre Dress Circle H1 view from seat photo

Seats were comfortable and this seat is in a row with only 2 seats, so it was great to not have to get up for people coming in. View wise the top of the stage is cut off by the overhang of the balcony, but this show even had a second level to the set... More

Saw Sea Wall/A Life Sea Wall/A Life on 04 September 2019

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Orchestra P107
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monikamejia 5’7, 42 reviews
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Hudson Theatre Orchestra P107 view from seat photo

Even though this seat is far back the orchestra, this theater is small and you can see the stage pretty well even from a distance. The theater was great and all the employees were fun and happy to assist you with whatever you need. The seats were roomy... More

Visited 18 December 2018

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