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Stephen Sondheim Theatre, New York
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Stephen Sondheim Theatre capacity

Stephen Sondheim Theatre Seating Chart

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 100 seat reviews and 88 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, 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.

Seating

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.

Tips

• 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

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 A10

alisonraisian 56 reviews
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Stephen Sondheim Theatre Orchestra A10 view from seat photo

Could see into the wings which took away from engaging with the storyline. The way the Doubtfire set is designed you can't really see the kitchen area because the kitchen island is so big and blocking the view. More

Saw Mrs. Doubtfire Mrs. Doubtfire on 03 November 2021

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Mezzanine AA109

andrewclaeys 4 reviews
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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. Next... More

Saw Mrs. Doubtfire Mrs. Doubtfire on 25 December 2021

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Orchestra A9

Sumner 6'3, 18 reviews
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Stephen Sondheim Theatre Orchestra A9 view from seat photo

Single mobile rush ticket, picked up an hour before curtain. I got seat A9, which is in the front row on the farthest left side of the audience. The seat wasn't too bad, considering I couldn't see the very far left side of the stage (though I am tall).... More

Saw Mrs. Doubtfire Mrs. Doubtfire on 10 November 2021

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