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Shubert Theatre, New York
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Shubert Theatre Capacity

The Shubert Theatre has a capacity of 1432 seats. Section capacities are 672 Orchestra, 410 Mezzanine and 350 Balcony. Use our interactive seating chart to view 407 seat reviews and 387 photos of views from seat.

Venue Overview

Built alongside the 800-seat Booth Theatre between West 44th and 45th Streets, the Shubert Theatre (or the Sam S. Shubert Memorial Theatre) was named to commemorate producers and owners Lee and J.J. Shubert’s late brother.

The venue is almost synonymous with Shubert Alley, a purpose-built walkway between 44th and 45th Streets which some consider the heart of Broadway. It shares a clean, bright exterior with the Booth Theatre, and the interior is decorated with distinctive painted panels around the Boxes, proscenium arch and ceiling. Its mid-size auditorium has become well-regarded for its flexibility, and since opening in 1913 has welcomed a varied program of work.

From Love on the Dole (1936) and Ivanov (starring John Gielgud and Vivien Leigh, 1966) to Kiss Me Kate (1948) and Barbara Streisand’s Broadway debut, I Can Get It for You Wholesale (1962), the Shubert Theatre has proven itself a versatile and popular venue. Since 2000, it’s boasted a roster of crowd-pleasing hits including Gypsy (2003), Spamalot (2005) and Matilda the Musical (2013-2017).


With a capacity of 1,502 including 26 standing spaces, the Shubert Theatre seating chart comprises three main levels. The ground-floor Orchestra is the largest, with 700 seats across Left, Center, and Right. Views are generally very good here, although the Mezzanine overhang is distracting in the back rows and seats on the far aisle are more restricted. There are some excellent, wide views in the Mezzanine, especially in seats placed more centrally above the stage. The Balcony is mixed, with the front row good for overhead views on a budget. Further back and to the sides, this section’s steep rake, distance and structural support poles affect sight lines.


• Children under four not permitted in the theater
• Step-free access from the street into wheelchair seating
• There is no wheelchair accessible restroom; theater staff can direct you to alternatives
• The coat check does not accept larger items
• The bar can be expensive; consider setting a budget beforehand

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Good value seats

For theatergoers with a set budget, there are a few options for good value seats at the Shubert Theatre. In the Center Orchestra, rows L-N are still close enough to take in some detail, whilst the middle rows E-G in the Center Mezzanine are perfect for a slightly cheaper panoramic angle. In the Balcony, the front row is high but relatively clear, making it an inexpensive good value choice.

Premium seats

The front rows of the Center Orchestra are the most expensive with close and unobstructed views of the stage. Rows A-B of the Center Mezzanine are a bit cheaper, but still premium. Their elevated and expansive sightlines are some of the best views in the Shubert Theatre.

Recent Audience Photos

Orchestra T24

BriT 5', 78 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The seat is the end of the row so good leg room. The seat cushion was hard and uncomfortable. This is the last row of the orchestra and it seems that the last 2 rows level out so if you had a tall person or someone who moves around a lot (like I d... More

Saw Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot on 06 June 2023

Mezzanine D20

alishapiro 5' 4", 43 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Nice front mez seat. Can see everything and while #20 it was not the last seat on the side so nothing was obstructed. Not amazing legroom (have to stand for people to pass) but not in any pain like some other theaters More

Saw Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot on 15 March 2023

Orchestra S113

Skidachu 5' 2", 104 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Seat is step free to access and one seat in from an asile with the asile to your left when seated. We had a small issue with the two people in front of us keeping moving their heads so if you are on the shorter side I'd advise a booster seat. More

Saw Some Like It Hot Some Like It Hot on 05 March 2023

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