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  • Mezzanine Guide

    The Mezzanine is only slightly smaller than the Orchestra, with 656 seats across three sections. The Left, Right and Center Mezzanine are divided by aisles running the length of the section, and at its widest the entire section measures 45 seats across.

    The section feels relatively close to the stage, with a good elevated angle from which to enjoy overhead views. These are best in the Center Mezzanine, which patrons value for its excellent rake and prices comparable to the middle and back rows of the Center Orchestra. Views towards the back and sides of the section are not as good due to the Balcony overhang (beginning at row D), but they are still very good options with decent sightlines.

    Legroom can be variable in the St. James Theatre Mezzanine, especially for taller patrons. Row A and the aisle seats are good options for extra space.

    Patrons can find a few transfer seats in the Mezzanine, although this section can only be reached by stairs. All stairs in the theater have handrails to aid guests to their seats.

    Left Mezzanine

    The Left Mezzanine curves towards the stage with seats running odd-numbered from 1 up to 35 at the back. Rows run from A-F with a gap before the back rows (J-R) continue. Views of the stage tend to become more restricted the further out you sit, and prices are set accordingly.

    The premium row A is excellent for an unrestricted sightline, although shorter patrons may have to lean forward slightly to see the very bottom of the stage. The next best options are anywhere on the lower range of numbers in the section, in rows A-F. The Balcony overhang in rows further back may be distracting or distort the acoustics a little, but the elevated rake helps with views. Legroom can be quite varied across the rows and tall theatergoers might feel a bit cramped. Extra legroom is best on either aisle, but patrons should try the lower range such as A1 or F1 before the far side.

    Right Mezzanine

    The Right Mezzanine has the same layout as the Left Mezzanine, although seats are even-numbered between 2 on the inside aisle and as high as 34 in the back rows. There is a gap between the front section, rows A-F, and the back section containing rows J-R can be more affected by the Balcony overhang. However, the entire section has a good rake that elevates sightlines down to the stage. The best seats are across row A, where legroom is at its best and patrons can enjoy a direct view down which doesn’t feel too far away. There is also good legroom on the aisles, but sitting at the far sides in seats such as B32 will mean the side of the stage will be cut off somewhat. These seats are cheaper than those right at the front and inside, which are much closer to middle Orchestra rates.

    Center Mezzanine

    Running from 101 on the right to 115 on the left, the Center Mezzanine is the best section to sit in on this elevated level. Views are directly facing the stage, with a good rake ensuring patrons further back can look straight down to the performers below. Unlike the Left and Right Orchestra seating, aisle seats don’t contend with restricted or partial views, so taller patrons can choose either end with similar results.

    Row A is preferable to any Orchestra seats for some patrons. It has good legroom, a sweeping view of the stage, and still feels close enough to pick up details. It is the most expensive area of seating in the Orchestra, with prices becoming cheaper in the back rows.

    SeatPlan’s best views of the stage

    Row A in the Center Mezzanine feels close to the stage whilst benefiting from an excellent elevated position. Some patrons may prefer this to Orchestra seats, where the rake is not as good further back.

    Best legroom seats

    Seats across row A and on the aisles provide the best legroom in the Mezzanine. Patrons should aim to buy seats as centrally as possible to combine comfort with the best views.


    • Good legroom can be found on aisle seats; inside aisles offer better views
    • Balcony overhang starts at row D and is more obvious in the back half
    • The best views are across row A, especially in the Center Mezzanine
    • Some patrons prefer the front rows of the Mezzanine to the middle or back Orchestra’s views


    Row A of the Center Mezzanine is a similar price to the middle rows of the Orchestra, and prices tend to fall towards the Left and Right Mezzanine and the back rows across all three sections. The cheapest seats in the Mezzanine can be found between rows N-R, especially in the back corners.


    Bars are available on every level of the theater, serving alcoholic and soft drinks. Patrons should work out their budget before spending as refreshments can quickly add up.


    Men’s and women’s restrooms are located on this level. Other options are up one flight of stairs in the Balcony. The accessible restroom is on the main Orchestra level.

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