Nederlander Theatre, New York

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Nederlander Theatre Seating Chart

The Nederlander Theatre has a capacity of 1161 seats, including 572 seats in the Orchestra and 589 seats in the Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 43 seat reviews and 35 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Nederlander Theatre first opened in 1921, then named National Theatre. Like many Broadway venues, it been rechristened a handful of times, but since 1980 has been named after the founder of the Nederlander Organization, David Nederlander. It is perhaps best known today as the home of runaway hit musical Rent.

Standing as the lone theater on West 41st Street, the Nederlander was renovated in 2008 to improve facilities. Despite its slightly dated look, the venue’s rough charm made it the perfect match for Rent, which remains its longest-running show.

Before Rent took to the Nederlander’s stage between 1996 and 2008, the theater was already hugely successful, with playwrights including Noel Coward (Private Lives, 1969) and Harold Pinter (Betrayal, 1980) receiving Broadway premiers and revivals on its stage. Post-Rent, its highlights include Newsies (2012 – 2014) and War Paint (2017) starring Patti LuPone.

There are around 1,200 seats in the Nederlander Theatre, spread across the Orchestra and Mezzanine above. The two sections are similar in size and shape, with each divided into Left, Right and Center blocks of seating. Views are best from the front and center of either section, and the Mezzanine also makes the most of a steep rake to keep sightlines clean but distant in the back rows. In the Orchestra, seats vary towards the rear, with the Mezzanine overhang and comparatively shallow rake affecting views of the stage. In both sections, patrons sitting in the far rows and corners will experience more angled views than the rest of the seating chart. Prices start high in front rows, with good value cheap seats at the back of the Mezzanine.

Tips

• Step-free from the street into accessible seating
• There is no cloakroom at the theater; bring small bags where possible
• Bag searches may be in operation; leave plenty of time to reach your seats
• Children under four are not permitted into the theater

Good value seats

Rows L to O in the Center Orchestra are slightly cheaper than premium, and remain unaffected by the Mezzanine overhang further back. The middle and back rows of the Mezzanine are good value seats for anyone on a stricter budget, with an excellent rake ensuring views are clear – but be aware these seats are very tight on legroom.

Premium seats

The best seats in the Nederlander Theatre are towards the front of the Center Orchestra and Center Mezzanine. In particular, rows B and C in both are perfect for avoiding any structural features cutting into sightlines. The first few rows of the Center Mezzanine are also desirable for anyone who likes to take in the entire stage in one sweep.

Recent seat reviews

Orchestra Q12
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alisonkirsty 5'3", 205 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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Nederlander Theatre Orchestra Q12 view from seat photo

This seat is beside a pillar in the last row of the orchestra. For my 6 foot husband, it meant he could lean on the pillar for comfort and still see, although this wouldn't have been possible for a shorter person. Legroom was still ok and view is not... More

Saw Pretty Woman: The Musical Pretty Woman: The Musical on 21 July 2019

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Orchestra Q10
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alisonkirsty 5'3", 205 reviews, 9 helpful votes
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Nederlander Theatre Orchestra Q10 view from seat photo

Last row of the orchestra, but doesn't feel distant from the stage as this is a small theatre. The rake is not good - I couldn't see over the woman in front of me at all without a booster cushion, but with one my view was fine. Top of the stage is cut... More

Saw Pretty Woman: The Musical Pretty Woman: The Musical on 21 July 2019

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Orchestra A105
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jadeprince 5"4, 150 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Nederlander Theatre Orchestra A105 view from seat photo

For Pretty Woman these seats are reserved for rush tickets. At the price you cannot complain. It’s a really high stage and the actors are really close at some points but perfect for Broadway on a budget! More

Saw Pretty Woman: The Musical Pretty Woman: The Musical on 06 June 2019

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