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    The Orchestra makes up around 860 seats at stage level in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. It splits into three sections with aisles between, and at its widest (across Left, Right and Center) measures around 36 seats, extending 29 rows back. There are also two Boxes elevated above the section, at either side.

    The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is known for having decent sightlines, and the Orchestra is a good example of this. Some seats are less desirable, such as those at the far sides, which are more angled to the stage. The Mezzanine overhang (which starts at row J) cuts into the top of the stage slightly past row W. Despite this, even patrons sitting in the back rows will have generally clear, if distant, views. The best seats are in the Center Orchestra, rows D to J.

    With slightly cramped space for taller patrons, the best legroom in the Orchestra is available on aisle seats. The extra comfort is offset by a restricted view on the far sides of the Left and Right Orchestra, however.

    The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Orchestra has five wheelchair designated spaces with a companion seat each, and 12 aisle transfer seats. The entire section is step-free for all patrons.

    Left Orchestra

    This section has 28 rows from A to YY, with odd-numbered seating ranging from 1 to 17, right to left. Views are best from single-digit seats between rows D and H; these offer a more direct look at the stage, at a good distance. At the back, views are distant but generally clear; the biggest obstructions in the Left Orchestra are the Mezzanine overhang cutting into the top of the stage slightly from row W, and restrictions to stage left from angled double-digit seats. These angles are more evident past rows G and H. Prices are higher in the more desirable inside seats, and become cheaper towards the far side and back.

    Box seating is elevated to the side of the Left Orchestra, with more angled views of the stage.

    Right Orchestra

    The Right Orchestra comprises 29 rows from A to ZZ, with even-numbered seating in the range of 2 to 24, left to right. The best views are from single-digit seats between rows D and H, which face more directly towards the stage, at a comfortable distance. Legroom is best in the front row and on the aisles; patrons should opt for inside aisle seats as a first choice as views are more restricted from the far side, and patrons will pay less here compared to more desirable seats. Further back, the Mezzanine overhang cuts into the very top of the stage from row W, but single-digit seats in the rear half are generally clear.

    Box seating is elevated to the side of the Right Orchestra, although sightlines of stage left (your right) will be restricted.

    Center Orchestra

    The Center Orchestra comprises 28 rows from A to YY, with seats running from 101-114 left to right. Rows A to C can be too close to the stage for some patrons but from front to back, views are usually clean. Some of the Lunt-Fontanne's premium seats are in rows D to L. Patrons sitting in rows W to YY will find the Mezzanine overhang cuts into the very top of the stage, and that details of performances are less clear. However, a seat slightly further back than premium can be a good value deal. The best legroom in the Center Orchestra is on the aisle and front rows, and neither aisle is side-on to the stage. Prices start high closer to the stage, and reduce towards the rear.

    SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

    Although the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is credited with having good sightlines, some seats are nevertheless the best of the bunch. In the Center Orchestra, rows D to L are very popular thanks to their direct, comfortable and comprehensive view of the entire stage.

    Best legroom seats

    The best seats for extra legroom in the Orchestra are on any inside aisle. These seats combine space with head-on views of the stage.


    • The Mezzanine overhang starts at row J
    • The best views are from rows D to L in the Center Orchestra
    • Seats at the Left and Right edges suffer from restricted views of the stage
    • Legroom is best on aisle seats, but make sure to compare far side views
    • Good value seats are in rows J to N


    The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Orchestra is the most expensive overall section. Center Orchestra seats are the most expensive, with top prices closer to the stage. Prices gradually fall as seats move across the Left and Right Orchestras, with the cheaper options reserved for seats at the far edges and corners.


    There are two bars convenient to the Orchestra: one on the main level of the building, and one a floor below in the lower lounge. Patrons can purchase a variety of refreshments, and drinks with secure lids can be taken back to seats.


    The closest restrooms are one floor down, on the lower level of the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Alternative restrooms are one floor up in the Mezzanine.

    An accessible restroom is available on the Orchestra level.

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