Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Rear Mezzanine

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Rear Mezzanine guide

The Rear Mezzanine is in the same elevated section as the Front Mezzanine, with around 460 seats spread across four blocks of seats. The two Center Rear blocks are larger than the two side areas of seating, and there are no wheelchair or transfer seats available in the section. The Rear Mezzanine is one level up from the Orchestra, accessible by stairs only.

Views from the Rear Mezzanine are not as detailed or comprehensive as those further ahead, but there are some good deals to be found in the section. Rows B and C in particular offer clean and elevated sightlines; row A may have some obstruction from railings behind the Front Mezzanine, by contrast.

Patrons sitting further back in this section should have mostly clear views thanks to a good rake between rows, although the distance will make performances feel less immersive. To the sides, the angle affects visibility of either side of the stage. Prices in this section are among the lowest in the theater as a reflection of this.

The Rear Mezzanine can be very cramped, and the best legroom is in aisle seats. The extra comfort is offset by the restricted view at the far edges, however.

Left Rear Mezzanine

This section is one of the smallest blocks in the theater, with 13 rows of just four seats at most (odd-numbered, from 5 to 7). The best views are from rows B and C, which are elevated above the railing behind the Front Mezzanine. This section is at an angle to the stage, so views of the left-hand side and corners will be restricted. Legroom is also quite tight, with the best option for space on the inside aisle. The view from front to back is otherwise clear, although it feels more distant and less immersive than other areas in the theater. Prices are affordable to reflect this.

Center Left Rear Mezzanine

The Center Left Rear Mezzanine comprises 13 rows from A to N, with odd-numbered seats in the range of 101 to 127, right to left. The best views are from rows B and C, as row A’s sightlines can be affected by the railing sitting just behind the Front Mezzanine. The section has a good rake and faces relatively head-on to the stage, although patrons sitting in the back half will definitely miss details including facial expressions. Legroom is at a premium on aisle seats, with the best option on the middle aisle next to the Center Right Rear Mezzanine. There are some options for good value seating in this section, especially in the front few rows. Prices are highest in the front, and get cheaper towards the back.

Right Rear Mezzanine

The Right Rear Mezzanine is another smaller area, with 13 rows of even-numbered seats between 2 and 8. The best views are from rows B and C, which are elevated above the railing behind the Front Mezzanine. This section is at an angle to the stage, so views of the right-hand side and corners are restricted. Legroom is also quite tight, with the best option for space on the inside aisle. The view from front to back is otherwise clear, although it feels more distant and less immersive than other areas in the theater. Prices are affordable because of this.

Center Right Rear Mezzanine

This section has 13 rows of even-numbered seats from 102 to 128, left to right. Rows begin at the front with A and extend back to N. The best views are from rows B and C, which have a good elevation over the Front Mezzanine and mostly avoid obstructions from safety railings further ahead. Although the entire section is fairly head-on, sitting centrally is a good bet, with extra legroom at its best on the inside aisle. Seats in the back half of the Center Right Rear Mezzanine offer less detail and feel distant, but some good value seats are available in the middle rows for theatergoers on a budget. The highest prices in the section match the best views in the front rows, and gradually fall towards the rear.

SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

Rows B and C in the Center Left and Center Right have enough elevation over the Front Mezzanine to provide a decent view of the stage. Although not as immersive or detailed as other areas, these seats represent good value.

Best legroom seats

Legroom can get very tight in this longer back section, and patrons should opt for aisle seats where possible. In particular, the three inner aisles offer the best views.

Tips

• The best seats are in the center two sections, rows B and C
• For more legroom, try inside aisle seats over outside to avoid a restricted view
• A railing behind the Front Mezzanine can obstruct views from row A
• Prices are cheaper at the far edges but must be balanced with restricted views

Pricing

The Rear Mezzanine is the cheapest section in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, with the first few rows the most expensive. The back rows of the section are the lowest priced in the entire venue, and may be a good budget option if patrons don’t mind missing out on clear and detailed views.

Bars

The Mezzanine bar serves patrons before performances and during the intermission, and drinks with secure lids can be taken back to seats. Refreshments can be expensive, however, so it may be cheaper to have a drink elsewhere after the show.

Toilets

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has restrooms on the Mezzanine level, although queues may be long during the intermission. Alternative restrooms are two floors down, below the Orchestra.

An accessible restroom is available on the Orchestra level.