Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York

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Richard Rodgers Theatre seating chart

Richard Rodgers Theatre Seating Chart

The Richard Rodgers Theatre has a capacity of 1300 seats, including 796 seats in the Orchestra, 252 seats in the Front Mezzanine and 252 seats in the Rear Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 56 seat reviews and 37 photos of views from seat.

Venue overview

The Richard Rodgers Theatre opened in 1924, when it was called Chanin’s 46th Street Theatre. It was the first of the Chanin Brothers’ six Broadway venues, later owned by the Shubert Organization in 1931 and the Nederlander Organization from 1982. In 1990, the venue was renamed in honor of the late composer Richard Rodgers, whose work included The Sound of Music and The King and I.

Prolific theater designer Herbert Krapp added another venue to his portfolio with the Richard Rodgers Theatre. His most innovative decision at the theater was the introduction of elevated stadium-style seating in the back half of the Orchestra. This meant theatergoers could sit further back – and spend less money – whilst still enjoying a view unobstructed by those in front of them.

Notable productions at the Richard Rodgers Theatre include Guys and Dolls (1950) and Chicago (1975), and in total the venue has housed 11 Tony Award-winners in the Best Play or Best Musical categories. In recent years, the theater has become known as the room where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton happens, since its Broadway debut in 2015. Miranda’s previous musical, In the Heights, also played at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2008.

With a capacity of 1,380 seats, the Richard Rodgers Theatre is quite a large venue. Its seating chart is spread across the Orchestra, a Front Mezzanine, and a Rear Mezzanine where legroom can be very tight. The best seats are towards the front of the Center Orchestra and rows A-C of the Front Mezzanine. Sightlines remain impressively clear across the venue thanks to stadium-style elevated seating and decent rakes, although the Mezzanine overhang at the back of the Orchestra is rather prominent and, like most Broadway venues, seats at the back and far edges tend to be more partial view.


• Step-free accessible seating in the front of the Orchestra
• Cloakroom services are available during winter; no bags or luggage are accepted
• Bag checks are conducted at the theater; allow plenty of time to get to your seat
• Drinks and refreshments can be expensive, so plan accordingly

Good value seats

The cheapest seats in the theater can be found in the Rear Mezzanine, where seats are much steeper and feel more distant. However, views in row A are still clear, making them good value seats. Rows D-G in the Front Mezzanine are also good value for money thanks to their desirable elevated sightlines and relatively cheap tickets price.

Premium seats

The front few rows of the Center Orchestra are the most expensive in the Richard Rodgers Theatre thanks to the view from seat they offer. They boast clear, intense and unforgettable sightlines and often sell quickly. Premium seats in the Front Mezzanine are similarly prized for an overhead view that’s perfectly suited to lively musical performances.

Recent seat reviews

Front Mezzanine A22

LucasB 176cm, 34 reviews, 2 helpful votes
Richard Rodgers Theatre Front Mezzanine A22 view from seat photo

This seat is amazing, very comfortable, the legroom is very nice (you have enough space for your bag) and you have a great and very close view of the stage. You do miss one character's head for, like, 15 sec, but otherwise you do not miss anything! More

Saw Hamilton Hamilton on 20 August 2019


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Orchestra P111

taryllbaker 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote
Richard Rodgers Theatre Orchestra P111 view from seat photo

Blown away by how great the raking is at the Richard Rogers! You can see everything, totally unobstructed. The sound is also perfect in this theatre. Fairly comfortable seats, although legroom is a little on the lacking side. More

Saw Hamilton Hamilton on 03 July 2019


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Orchestra CC107

CK5689 5'6", 8 reviews
Richard Rodgers Theatre Orchestra CC107 view from seat photo

So these were the lottery tickets that everybody wants to win. As someone who saw Hamilton first in Puerto Rico in January, I was lucky enough to have seats in Puerto Rico that gave me a view of the whole stage. The honest truth is, yes it's amazing... More

Saw Hamilton Hamilton on 09 February 2019


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