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Lyceum Theatre, New York
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Lyceum Theatre Seating Chart

The Lyceum Theatre has a capacity of 906 seats. Section capacities are 409 Orchestra , 287 Mezzanine and 210 Balcony. Use our interactive seating chart to view 179 seat reviews and 163 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Lyceum Theatre at 149 West 45th Street is the longest continually-operating theater on Broadway, having first opened in 1903 as the New Lyceum Theatre. It was built by producer and manager David Frohman, and is known for housing plays and revivals.

Patrons visiting the Lyceum Theatre are welcomed by a Beaux Arts-inspired design by architects Herts & Tallant, including six Corinthian columns above the doors. Inside, the auditorium feels cozy thanks to its red and purple accents and dark wood paneling. Another curiosity sits in the apartment above: the Shubert Archive (an extensive collection of the prolific theater mogul brothers’ papers), opened in 1978.

The Lyceum Theatre has seen stars including Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard and Bette Davis tread the boards. Its intimate seating made it the perfect choice for dramas including A Taste of Honey (1960) and the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning I Am My Own Wife (2003). In the last decade, the theater has earned acclaim with The Scottsboro Boys (2010), Nance (2013) and Ivo van Hove’s Tony Award-winning revival of A View from the Bridge, starring Mark Strong (2015).

The Lyceum Theatre is a small venue with a capacity of 922 across the Orchestra, Boxes, Mezzanine and Balcony. The Orchestra seats the most patrons, with views best in the Center section; almost everywhere feels close to the stage, however. The Mezzanine has better-than-average views that don’t feel too distant, and many patrons prefer sitting here for an overview of the acting and sets below. The theater is well-known for its tight legroom and views that become more restricted towards the far sides - and none more so than the Balcony; a steep rake makes it a typical ‘nosebleed’ option, but the cheap tickets prices are perfect for theatergoers wanting to catch a play on a budget.

Tips

• Children under four are not permitted into performances
• Step-free access from the street into accessible seating
• Restrooms in the theater are on the small side
• Stairs up to the higher levels get quite steep; make sure you hold onto the handrails
• Queues for restrooms get long; consider going before or after the performance

Good value seats

The Lyceum Theatre generally feels intimate from front to back, so the middle rows of the Center Mezzanine, and rows F-K in the Center Orchestra, are both good options for patrons who want a clear view of the actors without paying top prices. Rows A and B of the Center Balcony are steep and more distant, but for their position are very good value.

Premium seats

For theatergoers who like to be as close as possible and catch every expression, rows A-D in the Center Orchestra can’t be beaten. For those preferring to take in the whole stage, rows A-C in the Center Mezzanine have great sightlines but still allow patrons to capture enough detail to appreciate individual performances.

Recent audience views

Orchestra AA102

alishapiro 17 reviews
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Lyceum Theatre Orchestra AA102 view from seat photo

Not a good view. Too close and the stage was high. Friend next to me asked for a booster to see better. Couldn't see a lot of back of the stage This seat was a digital lottery seat win, so worth the discounted price, but would not have chosen this seat... More

Saw A Strange Loop A Strange Loop on 21 May 2022

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Mezzanine E2
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Sumner 6'3, 18 reviews
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Lyceum Theatre Mezzanine E2 view from seat photo

This seat is on the aisle, providing ample legroom in a theater known for its cramped mezzanine seating. Being on the aisle also means you get a great, unhindered view of the stage. I got this ticket through TDF. More

Saw A Strange Loop A Strange Loop on 21 April 2022

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Mezzanine C113

chrishuyen 5'6'', 72 reviews
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Lyceum Theatre Mezzanine C113 view from seat photo

This is a pretty great view in that nothing is obstructed. For a show like Dana H. I would've preferred to be closer to be able to clearly see facial expressions but this would be a great seat for a larger show. More

Saw Dana H. Dana H. on 19 October 2021

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