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Stephen Sondheim Theatre, New York
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Stephen Sondheim Theatre Capacity

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre has a capacity of 1023 seats. Section capacities are 669 Orchestra and 354 Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 186 seat reviews and 171 photos of views from seat.

Venue Overview

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre stands on the site of Henry Miller’s Theatre, which first opened in 1918. In 1998, it was renovated by Roundabout Theatre Company as a home for Cabaret (the production later transferred to Studio 54 Theatre), with the venue officially being renamed after musical icon Stephen Sondheim for his 80th birthday in 2010.

The modern Stephen Sondheim Theatre has undergone extensive renovation to make it accessible for all patrons, and enjoys its status as the first LEED-certified Broadway venue, showcasing a commitment to environmental sustainability in its design. Its exterior retains the original façade of architect H. C. Ingalls’ neo-classical design, however, making it a perfect combination of tradition and innovation.

As Henry Miller’s Theatre, the venue has seen shows including Our Town (1938), Under Milk Wood (1957), Cabaret (1988), and Urinetown (2001). Since reopening under its current name, shows including the Tony Award-nominated revival of Anything Goes (2011) and the current Beautiful: The Carole King Musical have played to packed-out audiences.


There is a 1,055-seat capacity in the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, divided across the Orchestra and Mezzanines above. The Orchestra is the largest section, split into Left, Right and Center, with largely good views aided by stepped rows at the rear. The Mezzanine also has three blocks of seats, with a very good rake and intimate size making every seat a more than fair choice for watching a show. In both sections, views are more partial at the sides, and seats tend to be cheaper further back.


• Step-free access from the street into wheelchair seating
• An elevator serves every level of the theater for easy access
• Restrooms are in the Mezzanine and lower lounge; queues get long during the intermission
• Bag checks may be in operation; leave plenty of time to get to your seat

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Good value seats

There are plenty of good value seats at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with rows H to L in the Orchestra offering a decent look at the stage for less than premium. A lot of seats in the Mezzanine are also very good for theatergoers on a budget, with excellent views even in the cheapest back rows.

Premium seats

The best seats in the Stephen Sondheim Theatre are across the front rows of the Center Orchestra and Center Mezzanine. In particular, rows C to G, Center Orchestra sit at a very desirable distance from the stage that makes the most of proximity without being uncomfortable. In the center Mezzanine, rows AA and BB are highly prized for their unbeatable overhead views of the stage, perfect for watching a musical.

Recent Audience Views

Orchestra D14

jamesflockhart 5' 11", 347 reviews, 17 helpful votes
Stephen Sondheim Theatre Orchestra D14 view from seat photo

Clear view apart from some of the projections at the side of seen fully. Great seat for legroom. End of the row, gap To your right before the rail/wall and west in front is positioned well. Would highly recommend. Especially if on offer. More

Saw & Juliet & Juliet on 27 January 2023


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Mezzanine CC13

Orava 5' 8", 21 reviews
Stephen Sondheim Theatre Mezzanine CC13 view from seat photo

Very comfortable seats with decent leg room. The incline between rows is so steep that even a tall person in front of you won't obstruct your view. The seat is a bit far to the left, so the view to the far left side of the stage is slightly obstr... More

Saw Mrs. Doubtfire Mrs. Doubtfire on 14 April 2022


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Mezzanine AA109

andrewclaeys 4 reviews
Stephen Sondheim Theatre Mezzanine AA109 view from seat photo

I would give these seats a 7/10. Good option if you’re concerned with someone being taller right in front of you. But overall the seats were older and quite uncomfortable, leg room was okay and I didn’t like having a bar in my way the entire show.... More

Saw Mrs. Doubtfire Mrs. Doubtfire on 25 December 2021


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