Stephen Sondheim Theatre Capacity
The Stephen Sondheim Theatre has a capacity of 1025 seats. Section capacities are 669 Orchestra and 354 Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 352 seat reviews and 334 photos of views from seat.
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.
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.