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 64 seat reviews and 54 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 A8

bronwenbeaton 12 reviews
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Nederlander Theatre Orchestra A8 view from seat photo

very good seat if you want up close view of cast but as its front row, the stage is pretty high up so you spend most of the show with your neck bent as its so high. you also miss quite a bit going on at the back of the stage but really can’t complain.... More

Saw Pretty Woman: The Musical Pretty Woman: The Musical on 20 March 2019

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Mezzanine D30
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BriT 25 reviews, 2 helpful votes
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Nederlander Theatre Mezzanine D30 view from seat photo

This seat at the end of the row house right. For this particular show, the seat was just fine. However, if this was a fully staged musical, you would lose sight of the very end of stage left. However, it was a good seat overall. More

Visited 16 November 2019

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Orchestra Q12
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alisonkirsty 5'3", 276 reviews, 10 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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