Majestic Theatre, New York

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Majestic Theatre seating chart

Majestic Theatre Seating Chart

The Majestic Theatre has a capacity of 1559 seats, including 832 seats in the Orchestra, 291 seats in the Front Mezzanine and 436 seats in the Rear Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 40 seat reviews and 37 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

Built by the Chanin Brothers in 1927, the Majestic Theatre New York was conceived to house large-scale musicals. It is therefore fitting that it is the home of Broadway’s longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera.

Originally designed as the largest venue of a three-theater complex (the mid-sized Royale and smaller John Golden completed the set), the theater’s ownership was transferred to The Shubert Organization in the 1930s. Architect and designer Herbert J. Krapp was inspired by Spanish architecture when adding terracotta and attractive high-arched windows to the venue, and a Palladium-style motif above the entrance welcomes visitors. Inside, the classic Shubert gold and white features throughout. Kapp was also innovative; he adopted stadium-style seating in the Orchestra well before it became common practice.

Throughout the 20th century, a host of successes graced the Majestic’s stage, from heavyweights John Geilgud and Cary Grant in the 1920s to Robert Preston and Julie Andrews across subsequent decades. Notable shows include The Wiz (1975) and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s run of premieres at the venue including Carousel (1945) and the Tony and Pulitzer-winning South Pacific (1949).

The Majestic Theatre was renovated to welcome The Phantom of the Opera when it first opened in 1988, and remains a much-loved and must-see mainstay of the Broadway scene to this day.

With a capacity of 1,681 including 36 standing spaces, the Majestic Theatre seating chart comprises three main levels. The Orchestra is the largest and splits into Left, Center and Right. The rows incline to offer clear views, although the Front Mezzanine overhang from Row H may obstruct views in later rows. Despite being further removed, the Front Mezzanine’s center seats are good for overviews of the stage and performances. The Rear Mezzanine splits into four sections and is furthest from the stage, so may not be best for specific details.

Tips

• Children under four not permitted in theater
• Step-free access from the street and into designated wheelchair seating
• In-house bar at Orchestra level
• Coat check available
• Restroom queues are very long; choose an aisle seat for the speediest visit during the intermission
• Refreshments are pricey; consider eating beforehand and limiting beverages once inside

Good value seats

For the best value seats, there are several options. The sides of the Orchestra offer a decent view from seat for a reasonable price, although parts of the stage become more obstructed towards the outside. Seats further back in the Front Mezzanine are comparable in price to the Left and Right Orchestra, and both Front and Rear Mezzanine seats benefit from a good rake and a bird’s eye view to enjoy the drama of The Phantom of the Opera’s staging from a distance.

Premium seats

The front-middle seats in the Center Orchestra are the most expensive seats and are particularly sought after for their proximity and unobstructed view of the stage. Rows A-B of the Front Mezzanine are also coveted, for a price bracket lower than the Center Orchestra. These offer some of the best views in Majestic Theatre.

Recent seat reviews

Orchestra N1
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briannasimpkins 4’11, 44 reviews
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Majestic Theatre Orchestra N1 view from seat photo

This seat is underneath the mezzanine overhang, but it does not obstruct the view of the main stage. The only thing that did get lost was once the chandelier was finally raised to the very top, you could only see the very bottom of it. However, this is... More

Saw The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera on 31 August 2019

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Orchestra AA3
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AVC00 162 reviews, 1 helpful vote
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Majestic Theatre Orchestra AA3 view from seat photo

Spectacular seat! Very comfortable with good legroom. Exceptional view, and because you’re so close you feel completely immersed! You can see the tears running down the actors’ faces! Highly recommend! (I did get this seat by winning the lottery,... More

Saw The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera on 02 September 2019

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Rear Mezzanine H105
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spaceyvicky 173, 10 reviews
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Majestic Theatre Rear Mezzanine H105 view from seat photo

It’s a great view unless someone sits in front of you. The rows in front are not that good and people there have to lean forward a little bit to see the stage, and it messes up your view. Besides that, it’s great. More

Saw The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera on 31 August 2019

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