The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Mezzanine sits one level above the Orchestra, with around 232 seats divided by aisles into the wide Center Mezzanine and the smaller Left and Right Mezzanine. The front two rows, AA and BB, are also known as the Premier Circle, with the most expensive seats available here.
Views across the Mezzanine are fantastic, with a good rake helping each row stay elevated above those in front. In keeping with the Orchestra, there isn’t really a bad seat in the section, although those at the far sides will have obstructed views of the corners of the stage. Comfort and legroom remain better than average, with plenty of space for patrons even mid-row.
Despite the pricey front rows, there are good value options in the Mezzanine, across the middle and back of the section. Theatergoers on a budget won’t have to choose between a cheaper seat and a half-decent look at the stage, and the theater is small enough for even the farthest seats to catch enough detail of the set and acting.
There are two wheelchair spaces and two transfer seats in the Mezzanine, and the section is served by the elevator for easy access.
Left MezzanineThe Left Mezzanine is a small section comprising six rows from BB to E, and odd-numbered seats in the range of 1 to 9. Views are generally very good, although these seats have slightly angled sightlines of the left-hand corner of the stage. The best views are from row BB, which is also part of the expensive Premier Circle. Seats a little further back are well-raked and comfortable, with more legroom than average for a Broadway venue. There are plenty of options for good value seats in the Left Mezzanine, therefore.
Right MezzanineThe Right Mezzanine is similar to its left counterpart, with six rows from BB to E, and even-numbered seats in the range of 2 to 10 in the longest row, C. Row BB comprises part of the more expensive Premier Circle, with the best views available across these seats. However, the entire section has a very good rake and plenty of legroom, meaning the subsequent five rows offer plenty of decent overhead sightlines. Seats by the outside aisle have less clean views of stage left (your right), but on the whole are very good value options in a small auditorium.
Center MezzanineThe Center Mezzanine is the largest area in the Mezzanine, with nine rows from AA to G and seats numbered between 101 and 121. Rows AA and BB form the bulk of the Premier Circle, which offers both the best views and highest prices in the wider section. Every row is well-raked, allowing for clean sightlines down to the stage even at the rear; rows D, E and F are smart options for those on a budget, therefore. Legroom and comfort is also good throughout, with either aisle an excellent option for getting a bit more space.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageThe Premier Circle lives up to its name, with excellent unobstructed views of the stage at a high price point. However, rows A and B just slightly further back are also very good choices for anyone who prefers to watch a show from above.
Best Legroom seatsLegroom is better than average across the Mezzanine, so most patrons should feel quite comfortable wherever they sit. For extra space, aisle seats are always a safe bet, however.
Tips• Rows AA and BB are also known as the Premier Circle
• The best views are from rows AA to A
• Good value seats are in the Center Mezzanine, rows D to F
• Legroom is very good throughout, with extra on the aisles
• MTC Patron Program members can access a private lounge near the Premier Circle
PricingThe Mezzanine’s pricing starts high with the Premier Circle, which offers some of the best views in the house. As seats move further back, so does the cost, and there are lots of good value options in the middle and back rows such as D to F.
The Mezzanine level lounge is open 45 minutes before performances start, with concessions including drinks and snacks available to purchase.
The closest restrooms are on the Mezzanine level, and members of MTC’s Patron Program can also use facilities in the Premier Circle’s lounge.