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Majestic Theatre, New York
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Majestic Theatre capacity

Majestic Theatre Seating Chart

The Majestic Theatre has a capacity of 1581 seats. Section capacities are 854 Orchestra , 291 Front Mezzanine and 436 Rear Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 154 seat reviews and 149 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.


• 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 audience views

Orchestra BB5

gracecasado 3 reviews
Majestic Theatre Orchestra BB5 view from seat photo

Great lottery seats! Was able to see almost every detail. Was close enough to make eye contact with the actors and actually hear them sing. 4 stars for view though since some views were blocked at times due to where the actors or sets were positioned. More

Saw The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera on 30 April 2022


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Orchestra BB106

joshw 188cm, 38 reviews, 1 helpful vote
Majestic Theatre Orchestra BB106 view from seat photo

A spectacular seat for an equally spectacular show! With every costume, every set piece and every cast member is close view, you don’t miss a thing and are fully immersed in the show. The stage is also low enough so that you don’t have an aching neck... More

Saw The Phantom of the Opera The Phantom of the Opera on 24 February 2022


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Orchestra N1

briannasimpkins 4’11, 73 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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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