Neil Simon Theatre Mezzanine

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Mezzanine guide

The Neil Simon Theatre Mezzanine comprises around 745 seats across the Left, Right and Center. Aisles run beside each section, and the Left and Right Mezzanine are bisected by a horizontal aisle between rows E and H. Six Boxes are available for private viewing.

Views across the Mezzanine are generally clear, especially in the front rows. The best seats are in rows A and B of the Center Mezzanine, where patrons can enjoy detailed and direct views of a show.

Sightlines remain good in the back rows, although the performance will inevitably feel more distant from here; in some cases there may be minor obstructions from the Mezzanine extending out below. The most restricted views are from far side seats in the Left and Right Mezzanine; sightlines of stage left or stage right will be partial at these angles.

The Mezzanine is accessible by stairs only, and may not be suitable for patrons with limited mobility. However, there are six transfer seats available across the section.

Prices start at a premium in the front of the Center Mezzanine, and get cheaper towards the back and sides. For visitors on a budget, this section has some good value seats to choose from.

Left Mezzanine

The Left Mezzanine comprises 17 rows from A-E and H-U, divided by a horizontal aisle. Seats are odd-numbered from 1-15, with the best and most direct views in seats 1-5 of rows A and B. Seats further along have partial views of the left-hand side of the stage, and rows P-U feel distant and lose detail. Rows between the premium front and cheaper rear are considered good value. Rows H and L have railings in front which border the stairs; whilst row H in particular is well elevated, the railing makes legroom very tight, especially in H1-7 and L9-15. Legroom is best on aisle seats in the Left Mezzanine, therefore.

Three Boxes are staggered to the left of this section and provide side-on viewing. These Boxes don’t obstruct views from the Left Mezzanine.

Right Mezzanine

Seats in the Right Mezzanine are even-numbered, escalating from 2 as high as 16. There are 17 rows, with A-E and H-U divided by a horizontal aisle and the stairs. In seats H2-8 and L10-16, railings in front make legroom more restricted, therefore. Patrons needing more legroom should choose an aisle seat on the inside, where sightlines are more comprehensive and direct. Double-digit seats are further to the side, and views of stage left will be more restricted from this angle. The best views are in seats 2-6 of rows A and B, which are closer, more detailed and nicely elevated for a sweeping view of the stage.

Three Boxes are staggered on the wall beside the Right Mezzanine, but don’t obstruct sightlines. Views from the Boxes are side-on to the stage.

Center Mezzanine

The Center Mezzanine has 19 rows running from A at the front to U at the rear, where sightlines are more distant and less detailed. Seats begin at 101 on the left and reach as high as 127 on the right. The best views are from rows A and B, which provide unobstructed sightlines of the entire set and performance. Legroom is average to tight, so patrons needing more space should pick an aisle seat on either side. The Center Mezzanine is well raked, and from front to back patrons should be able to see over each other's heads. However, seats in the rear rows (S-U) will have more restricted views of the front of the stage. The Center Mezzanine is the most expensive part of the Mezzanine, with prices dropping towards the rear.

SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

The best views in this section are across rows A and B of the Center Mezzanine. From these seats, patrons can enjoy excellent overhead views of the stage which are expansive enough to take in the whole set, and close enough to appreciate details.

Best legroom seats

The best legroom in the Mezzanine will be found on aisle seats, preferably those as close to the center as possible. On a seat chart, row H may look like a good option, but many patrons may find the railing directly in front make space tighter than expected.

Tips

• The best views are from rows A and B in the Center Mezzanine
• Legroom in rows H and L in the Left and Right Mezzanine is restricted by railings in front
• Center Mezzanine rows F-M are good value for theatergoers on a budget
• Rows S-U feel more distant and less detailed than the rest of the section

Pricing

The Neil Simon Theatre Mezzanine is cheaper overall than the Orchestra, but there are still expensive premium seats in rows A and B of the Center Mezzanine. Patrons can expect to find some good value seats in rows F-M, especially in rows L and M, which can be much cheaper. The lowest prices in this section – and in the entire theater – are in the distant back rows and far side seats.

Bars

The Neil Simon Theatre Mezzanine has its own bar which serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before the show and during the intermission. Beverages with lids or covered tops can be taken back to the seating area.

Toilets

The closest restrooms are located on this level of seating, with wider stalls available for extra accessibility. Other restrooms are down two levels in the lower lounge.