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Al Hirschfeld Theatre Seating Chart

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This guide on the Al Hirschfeld Theatre Seating Chart will help you find the best seats in the house. Get real-time seat availability and pricing, insider tips on the best seats and more.

Navigating The Al Hirschfeld Theatre Seating Chart


The Al Hirschfeld Theatre has a total seat count of 1342 across 2 primary sections - Orchestra (676 seats) and Mezzanine (666 seats). The rest of the seats in the theatre are spread across the two boxes on either side of the orchestra section, with a total count of 28, and standing room with a capacity of 20.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre Seating Chart

Al Hirschfeld Theatre - Recommended Seats


Value for money seats
Orchestra - seats in the middle rows (F to O) are relatively cheaper than the premium orchestra seats while offering a good look at the stage
Mezzanine - the middle two sections, both odd and even numbered have good seats in rows D and E.
If money were no matter
Orchestra - the middle seats of premium orchestra rows .
Mezzanne - Middle seats (106-109) in the front few rows (A-B) offen an advantageous view of the stage.
Best views of the stage
Orchestra - the seats 101 to 114 in rows A to C, are also preferred. Front Mezzanine - The front mezzanine is home to the next best set of seats (and in some opinions, the best).
Best Legroom
Row A in Orchestra, row A and G in mezzanine and corner seats.

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Al Hirschfeld Theatre Orchestra

The orchestra section in Al Hirschfeld Theatre is the biggest seating section in the house with a seat count of 743. The seats are divided into three subsections segregated by aisles that run on each side of the center orchestra section.

The left orchestra seats are odd numbered and fall in the range of 1 to 25 while the right orchestra has even numbered seats that fall in the range of 2-26. The center orchestra, which is also the biggest subsection and houses the best seats, has subsequently numbered seats falling in the range of 101 to 115.

The center orchestra subsection has 22 rows in total extending from A, which is closest to the stage, to W which makes for the last row. The left and right orchestra subsections, on the other hand, have 19 rows each. Views start to become slightly restricted and side-on in the far ends of the left and right orchestra and the back corners.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre Mezzanine

The Al Hirschfeld Theatre Mezzanine section is divided into two major subsections with varying seat counts and two small subsections on each corner, bringing the total count to 666 seats.

The corner left section has 19 rows (A-T) with odd numbered seats that fall in the range of 1-25. The corner right section also has 19 rows in total (A-T) and even numbered seats falling in the range of 2-26. Both the left and right mezzanine has a gap after the first four rows (A-D), which holds some of the better seats in the section.

Finally, the center left section, which has the most number of seats, has consecutively numbered seats that fall in the range of 101 to 115, moving right to left. Please note that seats in the last few rows and on the sides offer restricted views.

Which Seats Offer the Best View?


While most average sized Broadway theatres have three sections (and some small ones too), Al Hirschfeld Theatre is one of the few with 1400+ seats spread across only two sections. While this limits viewing options, the theatre is wider than it’s longer, which means there are still plenty of good seats you can pick from.

Like all other theatres, the middle seats of premium orchestra rows (A-E) are considered the best in the theater. They offer viewers a direct, unobstructed view of the stage. For obvious reasons, the price tag for these premium orchestra seats is also the heftiest in the theater.

While premium orchestra seats unanimously consider the best, some people do prefer the middle seats of the front mezzanine, mostly due to their elevation. Specifically, the seats 101 to 114 in rows A to C, are preferred by many. Some past viewers have complained about the seating in the mezzanine section being too cramped, so consider that before picking your seats.

Which Seats/Section Offer the Best Value for Money?


The best seats, premium orchestra and front mezzanine, are also some of the most expensive in the theatre. If you’re unwilling to spend truckloads on watching a Broadway show, we have hand-picked the next best thing for you; seats that offer a good view and aren’t too heavy on the pockets.

Speaking of value for money seats in the orchestra section, seats in the middle rows (F to O) are relatively cheaper than the premium orchestra seats while offering a good look at the stage. When it comes to the mezzanine section, the middle two sections, both odd and even numbered have good seats in rows D and E. Do note that the further back you move in the mezzanine section, the more steep view you’ll get.

30-Second Takeaway: Al Hirschfeld Theatre


  • The Al Hirschfeld Theatre has a seating capacity of 1342 seats, putting it firmly in the middle of the pack, size wise.
  • The theatre has two seating section namely, orchestra and mezzanine, with additional seating available at the box and standing row.
  • The Al Hirschfeld Theatre orchestra has 676 seats, which makes it the biggest section in the theatre, although not by much.
  • The only elevated section, mezzanine is also quite big with a total seat count of 666.
  • Moulin Rouge is quite a popular show. Given this fact, the average occupancy rate will be 75% to 80%. So, the best seats in the front orchestra and front mezzanine sections sell out fast. If you wait for the last moment to book your tickets, you’ll only get average seats.
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FAQs:


How many sections does Al Hirschfeld Theatre have?

The Al Hirschfeld Theatre's Orchestra is the largest area of seating, positioned on ground level close to the stage. 743 seats are split across three sections - the Left, Center and Right Orchestra – with aisles running between each.

Where are the best seats in Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

The best seats in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre are the front rows of the Center Mezzanine. These are ideal for the best views of Moulin Rouge! The Musical's set design and choreography, including the balconies and catwalk.

What is the seating capacity of Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York?

Al Hirschfeld Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,424.

Which section has wheelchair accessibility at Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

Wheelchair seating is in the Left and Right Orchestra sections on the aisles of rows P and T. Transfer seats are towards the middle and back of the Orchestra, with a companion seat available for each. The Mezzanine is a further 20 steps up and does not have any designated accessible seating.