Westside Theatre Capacity
The Westside Theatre has a capacity of 270 seats.Use our interactive seating chart to view 84 seat reviews and 83 photos of views from seat.
Westside Theatre Upstairs is a small venue with just one seating section and 17 rows. At the front, the stage is not particularly high so you won’t need to crane your neck if sitting in Row A. There are little to no restrictions in the auditorium, although as with all theaters sitting at the far sides will mean you miss small parts of the action on stage. This is more obvious from the front rows. However, there is a decent rake from front to back, and because of its size and layout there is no truly bad seat in the house.
Westside Theatre, New York is an Off-Broadway venue with a celebrated history of hosting exciting new plays and musicals. This small but mighty theater is a fantastic place to enjoy some of the best entertainment in NYC, in an intimate setting.
The Neo-Romanesque building was originally a German Baptist Church, designed by architect Henry F. Kilburn and completed in 1890. It remained a place of worship until the 1960s, when it became a discotheque. Club Sanctuary remained open for four years between 1968 and 1972.
Chelsea Theatre Group swiftly picked up the building, and in October 1973 David Storey’s The Contractor was the first play produced at the renamed Chelsea Westside Theatre. It later operated as Westside Arts Theatre between 1981 and 1990, under producer Raymond L. Gaspard. During this time, productions on stage included
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and March of the Falsettos.
Westside Theatre is currently managed by Reno Productions, Inc. and underwent extensive renovations before re-opening in 1991. Westside Theatre Upstairs’ inaugural production was Kander and Ebb’s And the World Goes ‘Round. It was the home of the second-longest running Off-Broadway production I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change between 1996 and 2008.
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Good Value Seats
The best value seats at Westside Theatre Upstairs are in the back two rows, or the side sections of Row K - N. Cheap tickets here do not compromise on view at all, and you can enjoy a full look at the stage in one sweep. The view from seat affords more detail than you might expect because the venue is so small.
The center of Rows E - K promise the best views in Westside Theatre Upstairs. These seats are a comfortable distance from the stage without feeling at all disconnected from the action. These are also not the most expensive area in the theater - that is usually the very front rows - so you can enjoy the best seats without paying top prices.