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Orchestra Guide

The Marquis Theatre’s Orchestra is the largest area of seating in the auditorium, with around 1,050 seats divided between Left, Right and Center sections, separated by stepped aisles. Ten wheelchair and 12 transfer seats are available across all three blocks, with adjacent companion seats also provided. The Marquis Theatre Orchestra is not entirely step-free for transfer seats.

The Mezzanine overhang starts at Orchestra row M; seats beyond this may experience cut-off at the top of the stage. Views across the section are generally clear thanks to a good rake, although the overall quality varies depending on angles and distance. The best views span the front few rows of the Center Orchestra, in particular rows C-H, where prices are highest. Seats further back feel more distant but sightlines are generally clear, and those at the far sides will be the most restricted in the section.

The Orchestra seats benefit from the Marquis Theatre’s comparative youth for a Broadway venue –most seats are more comfortable and a bit roomier than average. However, legroom is better on aisle seats, although theatergoers should be aware that at the far sides of the Left and Right Orchestra and in the back corners, views become more restricted and side-on. Prices are set to reflect this.

Left Orchestra

The Left Orchestra curves slightly to reduce restrictions, with 26 rows running from AA to Z. The odd-numbered seating moves from 1 on the inside up to 27 on the far aisle, and the front rows tend to be shorter with around three to five seats. Legroom is better than average, but aisle seats are the safest option for guaranteeing extra space. The best views in the Left Orchestra are from single-digit seats in rows C-F, which are more central and a comfortable distance from the stage. Views tend to become more angled and restricted the further out you sit, and prices are set accordingly with the cheaper seats in the distant back rows and double-digits. However, from front to back a decent rake and unobtrusive Mezzanine overhang means the stage itself remains clearly visible.

Right Orchestra

Seats in the Right Orchestra run even-numbered across 26 rows. Seats go from 2 to 28 right to left, and the front rows are shorter with around three to five seats. Legroom is better on aisles, especially the more central inside aisles. The Right Orchestra curves slightly to reduce restrictions, although double-digit seats will nevertheless have partial views of the right-hand side and corner of the stage. The most comprehensive sightlines are in single-digit seats across rows C-F, which face more directly in front of the stage. Although the back rows are more distant and details including facial expressions will be missed, the rake is good enough to ensure a clear sightline. These seats are the cheapest in the section, making the rear rows a good value option; the most expensive seats are in rows AA-C.

Center Orchestra

The Center Orchestra comprises 27 rows from AA to ZZ, and seat numbers increase left to right from 101 to 126 at most. The best and most expensive seats are from rows C-H, which are ideally positioned to see plenty of detail as well as more of the overall staging. Patrons sitting in closer rows won’t be affected by a high stage too much, and rows between J and R are good value with a clean overview of performances. Seats behind row M are under the Mezzanine overhang, but views shouldn’t be affected much even in the back rows – although from this distance, there is less detail and immersion in the show. A decent rake across the section ensures patrons in the cheaper seats also have a clear view.

SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

Rows C-H in the Center Orchestra are just the right distance for best views of the stage. Patrons in these seats can enjoy some excellent detail and nuance whilst also appreciating the broader staging and set pieces for each show. Rows J and K are a little cheaper and still benefit from a balance between distance and detail.

Best legroom seats

The Marquis Theatre has above-average legroom and comfort thanks to its relative youth as a Broadway venue. However, as always aisle seats are the safest bet for best legroom seats.


• The Mezzanine overhang starts at row M but rarely affects views
• Step-free wheelchair and transfer seats are available across the Orchestra
• Center Orchestra rows C-H are ideal for proximity and comfort
• Back rows feel much more distant but offer good value, clean views
• Opt for an inside aisle seat for better legroom


Center Orchestra seats up to row H tend to be the most expensive, with single-digit seats in the Left and Right Orchestra not far behind. Whilst the cheapest seats and some good bargains are available at the rear of the section, the best value seats for this more expensive section can be found in the middle rows of the Center Orchestra, which strikes a balance between proximity and price.


The Marquis Theatre has three bars on the Orchestra level. Drinks with secure tops can be taken back to seats.


There are various restrooms available for patrons, including stalls on the Orchestra level, Mezzanine level, in the third-floor common area and outside the theater lobby. All restrooms are designed for accessibility.

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