The Front Mezzanine sits in the same elevated balcony as the Rear Mezzanine, with a horizontal aisle dividing the two. It is the smallest seating area in the Studio 54 Theatre, holding around 156 seats split into Left, Right and Center sections divided by stepped aisles.
Views are largely very good in the Front Mezzanine, thanks mostly to its good rake and small size. Whilst the best views are from the front two rows in the Center Mezzanine (although watch out for the safety bar in row AA if you’re a bit shorter) options further back or to the sides are also popular choices. Wherever you sit in the Front Mezzanine, views are arguably better than those at the far sides or back few rows in the Orchestra.
The section benefits from having no Balcony to overhang at the rear, although like most venues seats at either side are more angled, and legroom is particularly cramped. Whilst this may well be worth it for the view, taller patrons should nonetheless grab tickets for aisle seats where possible.
The Front Mezzanine is fairly pricey, reflecting the quality and desirability of the sightlines on offer.
Left Front MezzanineThis section comprises four rows from AA to DD, with odd-numbered seats in the range of 1 to 17. As this is a small section, views are fairly uniform throughout, although the best are from the inside of each row; seats further along have more restricted sightlines of action at the corner of stage right. In row A, the safety bar can cut into the stage for shorter patrons, so sitting a little further back is an advantage. The section is well-raked to avoid heads getting in the way, but legroom is very tight – anyone needing extra space should opt for an aisle seat to avoid discomfort. Prices in the Left Front Mezzanine don't vary too much, but there are sometimes cheaper options in the back.
Right Front MezzanineThe Right Front Mezzanine has four rows from AA to DD, with even-numbered seats in the range of 2 to 18. Views are best on the inside of the section, whilst seats further along have more restricted sightlines of action at the corner of stage left. A decent rake ensures all four rows offer clean sightlines down to the stage, although in row AA, the safety railing can be a little high for shorter patrons - sitting in rows BB to DD is a good bet. The major downside to this section is the legroom, which is cramped; anyone needing extra space should opt for an aisle seat to avoid discomfort. Prices in the Right Front Mezzanine are fairly uniform, but there are some cheaper options at the rear.
Center Front MezzanineThe Center Front Mezzanine has four longer rows from AA to DD, with seats numbered right to left in the range of 101 to 122. The rows curve slightly to keep views head-on to the stage, and from front to back sightlines are clean and clear. In row AA, the safety bar remains slightly obstructive for shorter patrons, so the best views might be a little back in row BB, where the rake helps keep patrons elevated above those sitting in front. Legroom in this section is very tight, and taller patrons will find picking an aisle seat offer much more comfort without compromising on a decent view. Prices are highest in the middle of row AA, but are fairly similar throughout.
SeatPlan’s best views of the stageRow AA of the Center Front Mezzanine offers the closest, most direct views of the stage, although row BB is an excellent choice for shorter patrons who want to avoid sitting with the safety railing immediately in front of them.
Best legroom seatsLegroom is cramped in the Front Mezzanine, so anyone who is taller or needs extra room should choose an aisle seat – preferably on the inside – to stay comfortable.
Tips• There is no overhang from the Rear Mezzanine
• The best seats are along rows AA and BB in the Center Front Mezzanine
• Opt for an aisle seat for extra space to stretch your legs
• The safety railing in front of row AA can cut into the stage slightly
PricingThe Front Mezzanine is highly priced to reflect its desirable views, which can exceed those of the Orchestra’s back rows. Most seats are sold at the same price, although you may be able to grab a back-row bargain.
A bar is located on the Mezzanine level of the theater, selling a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. These can be expensive however, so keep an eye out if you’re on a budget.
The closest restrooms are on the Mezzanine level, although queues may get long at the intermission. An accessible restroom is available on the Orchestra level.