Photo from Orchestra A109, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
Photo from Orchestra P116, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical
The Orchestra is the largest and most expensive section with 508 seats across up to 17 rows. The Center Orchestra is between the Left and Right Orchestra, with aisles separating them. Boxes at either side seat a further 16 people. The Mezzanine overhang kicks in at row H, and seats behind this may experience cut-off at the top of the stage.
Views are best towards the front of the Center Orchestra, with a comfortable distance that doesn’t lose details. Seating in rows D-L in particular are great options; any closer than this is very immersive but may be too near to see the full stage at once.
Seats towards the far sides, especially those over double-digits, tend to be partial view; the angle means the left-hand side and corner of the stage is obstructed. Some structural features such as the Boxes and speakers can also slightly disrupt sightlines.
The Orchestra has fair legroom for a Broadway theater, and the aisles are the best choice for getting as much space as possible.
Patrons using wheelchairs can find designated step-free seating for themselves and companions in the center and rear rows of the Orchestra. Transfer seats are similarly found, also step-free, across rows J, L and M.
Left OrchestraLeft Orchestra seats are even-numbered between 2 and 22 on the far aisle. Seats on the inside provide a better overall view, with views becoming more restricted and angled towards the outside. Double-digit seats above 10 or 12 in particular will feel more angled, and speakers attached to the side of the stage can cause some obstruction. Legroom in the Left Orchestra is best in the front row and aisle seats, particularly near the inside aisle. Some patrons may find sitting in the front row is too close and slightly below the stage. Prices are usually higher for seats towards the inside and front of this section, and lower on the far sides and back rows.
Boxes to the side of the Left Orchestra offer private viewing but their angle can cause obstructed, side-on views of the stage.
Right OrchestraThe Right Orchestra runs odd-numbered from 1 to a maximum of 21 across 17 rows. Legroom is best in the front row and on the aisles, although patrons may find single-digit seats such as F1 have better views than double-digit seats. Far corner seats offer a more restricted view, and patrons will pay less for these compared to more popular seats on the inside of rows D-L. Structural features including large speakers to the side of the stage will also cut into sightlines slightly at the outer sides. The front three rows, A-C, may feel too close to the stage; theatregoers sitting here will have to look up at the stage and won’t be able to see the back corners.
Boxes to the side of the section allow patrons to experience the show more privately, but their angle is not always best for viewing the full stage.
Center OrchestraThe Center Orchestra is one continuous section of 17 rows, and seat numbers run from 101-117 right to left. Views tend to be good across this section because of its direct angle to the stage, although beyond row M patrons may feel more distant or have their sightlines blocked by a taller person sitting in front. Rows AA, A and B are excellent for detail but can be too close because the angle leads to neck craning. Seats in rows D-L sit at a very good distance from the stage, whilst rows L-N are a bit cheaper than premium prices, making these very good value seats in Longacre Theatre. Like the Left and Right Orchestra, the best legroom in the Center Orchestra is on the aisles and front rows. In this section, both aisles are good options because they are equally aligned to the stage.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageSeats in rows D-L of the Center Orchestra sit at a comfortable distance from the stage. They’re not too close to cause neck craning, nor are they too distant to lose sight of some detail.
Best legroom seatsInside aisle seats offer the best combination of legroom and sightlines, although any aisle seat across the section is better than mid-row if patrons need extra space.
Tips• The Mezzanine overhang begins at row H
• Legroom is better on aisle seats, but opt for an inside aisle first for best views
• Seats on the far sides are more restricted; sides and corners of the stage are cut off
• Rows D-L in the Center Orchestra are some of the best seats in the house
• The rake isn’t really steep, so patrons in front might block views
• Wheelchair and transfer seating is available step-free across the middle rows
PricingThe Orchestra is the most expensive area of seating in the Longacre Theatre. The very front row may be slightly cheaper. Towards the back and sides prices remain high but are a bracket or two below the Center Orchestra’s premium seats.
Drinks can be expensive at the theatre so consider having a pre-show beverage elsewhere.
Restrooms are located one floor below the Orchestra, down 20 steps. A wheelchair accessible restroom is above the Balcony, and can be reached using the elevator. Some wheelchairs may not fit the size limits of the elevator, so it’s best to check in advance.