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New Amsterdam Theatre, New York
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New Amsterdam Theatre Capacity

The New Amsterdam Theatre has a capacity of 1702 seats. Section capacities are 698 Orchestra, 586 Mezzanine and 418 Balcony. Use our interactive seating chart to view 97 seat reviews and 85 photos of views from seat.

Venue Overview

When it opened in 1903, the New Amsterdam Theatre was the largest on Broadway. Originally owned by production team Klaw and Erlanger, the theater changed hands a number of times during the 20th century and was a movie house for around 40 years. The Disney Theatrical Company has been the leaseholder since the 1990s.

The theater is instantly recognizable for its quirky, 11-story silhouette, and inside it remains unique. A beautiful painted arch with light green accents is still visible even now, and the stage was one of the largest of its time – making it a fitting choice for the Disney Theatrical Company, who hired architect Hugh Hardy to restore the venue in the 1990s.

The New Amsterdam Theatre opened with A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1903), followed over the years by various Ziegfeld Follies revues which showcased contemporary talents. Since reopening in 1997, it has been home to a number of hit Disney productions including its longest-running show, The Lion King (1997-2006) which now runs at the Minskoff Theatre.

With an approximate 1,800-seat capacity, the New Amsterdam Theatre is split across a large Orchestra and the elevated Mezzanine and Balcony above. The Orchestra offers good views, especially in the middle of the Center section where patrons are directly in front of the stage. The Mezzanine has similarly clear sightlines and some patrons will prefer sitting here for an elevated, sweeping angle of the bright and vibrant sets. Seats on the far sides of the auditorium tend to be more restricted, especially in the high and steep Balcony which also has more features cutting into sightlines such as structural poles and safety railings.

Tips

• Step-free seating from the street into the rear Orchestra
• An elevator is available up to the Mezzanine and Balcony levels
• Booster seats for children are available on a first-come, first-served basis
• The bar is quite small and is located near the lobby
• Bag searches are in operation and all large bags must be stored in coat check

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Good value seats

There are a few options for good value seating in New Amsterdam Theatre. Rows a bit further back in the Orchestra or Mezzanine offer decent views for a lower price, and booster seats are available to make sure children can still see the stage clearly. Row A of the Center Balcony is another fair option for those on a budget; although it is very high and feels distant, the stage is perfectly visible.

Premium seats

Seats in rows D-L of the Center Orchestra are near-perfect: not too close to the stage, they allow patrons to take in the spectacular sets and well-loved Disney classics from a comfortable angle. Rows A and B of the Center Mezzanine are also premium options thanks to their elevated and wide views. These sections offer the best views in New Amsterdam Theatre.

Recent audience views

Mezzanine CC108

stephaniegriffin 5' 1", 1 reviews
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New Amsterdam Theatre Mezzanine CC108 view from seat photo

Seats are very close together. Leg room is fine for me, but I'm also just 5ft. I imagine anyone taller than me would be incredibly uncomfortable. View is amazing though. The rows are tall enough that I don't have to worry too much about the person in... More

Saw Aladdin Aladdin on 10 September 2022

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Mezzanine BB26
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LucasB 5' 11", 67 reviews, 3 helpful votes
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New Amsterdam Theatre Mezzanine BB26 view from seat photo

Wonderful and close view of the stage. You are on the side of the house but you don't feel like you are missing anything from the show. Perhaps a few miliseconds but that is all. Legroom is a tad limited but it was alright as seats around me were empty. More

Saw Aladdin Aladdin on 28 August 2022

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Orchestra P26

Orava 5' 8", 21 reviews
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New Amsterdam Theatre Orchestra P26 view from seat photo

Good distance from the stage to see the whole screenplay and ensemble, but a bit too far to the side, so partially obstructed view. Won the ticket through the ticket lottery, but for full price tickets I would recommend to pick a seat a bit more center. More

Saw Aladdin Aladdin on 24 May 2022

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