Imperial Theatre Orchestra

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Orchestra guide

The Orchestra is the largest area in the Imperial Theatre, with 759 seats split between Left, Right and Center sections divided by aisles. Six Boxes elevated at either side sit a further 20 people.

There are plenty of good views in the Orchestra, although some spots are less desirable. This includes rows behind R or S, which are notably affected by the Mezzanine overhang cutting into the top of the stage; and double-digit seats in the Left and Right Orchestra, which have more restricted views of action at the sides.

Patrons will find the best views across the premium rows C to G in the Center Orchestra. The front rows AA to B can be too close for comfort, whereas these are perfectly positioned for both detail and the big picture. The inside of the Left and Right Orchestra are also good options for an immersive experience.

The cheapest seats in the Orchestra are at the back and sides of the Left and Right sections. Good value seats in the Imperial Theatre are in the middle rows of the Center Orchestra.

The Orchestra is completely step-free, and wheelchair and transfer seats are available across the back half of the section.

Left Orchestra

This section comprises 21 rows from AA to U; odd-numbered seating runs from 1 to 27, although the front rows are shorter. Views are best from single-digit seats in rows C to J, which are set at a good distance for a more comprehensive look at the stage. Seats beyond 13 are more angled, with sightlines obstructed by the side of the stage. Beyond row S, patrons may find details less clear or obstructed by patrons in front, and the Mezzanine overhang cuts into the top of the stage. There is average legroom in the Left Orchestra, although extra can be found in aisle seats. Prices are highest in the front rows and single-digit seats, and become cheaper towards the back and far side.

Three Boxes are elevated to the side of the section, with angled views of the stage.

Right Orchestra

This section has 20 rows from A to U. The even-numbered seating is shorter at the front, but extends from 2 to 28 further back. The insides of rows C to J offer the best views, which are a comfortable angle and distance from the stage. In comparison, double-digit seats are more angled, with sightlines into the right-hand side of the stage obstructed. Further back, shorter patrons may find people sitting in front block the stage at times, and the Mezzanine overhangs the top of the stage past row S. Legroom can get tight in the Right Orchestra, and the best option for extra space is on the inside aisle. Prices start high in the desirable single-digit seats near the front, and get cheaper towards the back and corner.

Three Boxes are elevated to the side of the section, with private but restricted views.

Center Orchestra

The Center Orchestra comprises 22 rows from AA to V, with seats running consecutively from 101 to 114, left to right. Rows C to G are the best seats, with direct, detailed views of the stage; those a little further back in rows H to P are good value as well thanks to a gentle rake. After row S, details are less clear and shorter patrons in particular may find sightlines slightly obstructed. The Mezzanine overhang also drops into the top of the stage in the back rows. The entire Center Orchestra faces directly towards the stage, so patrons will find either aisle is a good choice for extra legroom. This is the most expensive overall section in the Orchestra, with the priciest tickets attached to the premium front rows.

SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

Sitting too close to the stage in the Imperial Theatre can impede an overall view of the action. However, for patrons who still want to feel immersed, the best views are from rows C to G in the Center Orchestra - sightlines are direct, detailed and perfect for getting caught up in a good show.

Best legroom seats

Legroom in the Orchestra is similar to most Broadway venues, with taller patrons in particular likely to feel cramped. The best seats for extra legroom are on aisles closer to the center, where theatergoers can feel comfortable without losing the best views.

Tips

• The Mezzanine overhang starts at row H and is obvious by row S
• The best views are from rows C to G in the Center Orchestra
• Rows H to P offer good value seating, especially in the Center Orchestra
• Step-free to accessible seating across rows K to R
• Restrooms between the Orchestra and Mezzanine serve all patrons

Pricing

The Orchestra is the most expensive overall section in the Imperial Theatre, with premium seats in rows C to J of the Center Orchestra. The sides are slightly cheaper, although still priced for their more desirable views. The cheapest seats in the section are in the back rows of the Left and Right Orchestra, which offer the most distant and angled sightlines.

Bars

There is a bar on this level which sells a variety of drinks and snacks. Refreshments can quickly add up thanks to the high prices, so setting a budget is a good plan.

Toilets

The closest restrooms are up one flight of stairs, between the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels. These serve the whole theater so queues may get long during the intermission. A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on this level.