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Guide to August Wilson Theatre's Seating Chart
Navigating the August Wilson Theatre Seating Chart
August Wilson Theatre Seating Chart - Recommended Seats
💸Value for money seats
Mezzanine - Front few rows of the mezzanine offer a great view of the stage.
🎟️If money were no matter
The first few rows (A to D) of center orchestra offer a good view and are priced the highest, but have the disadvantage of being too close to the stage.
🎭 Best views of the stage
Middle rows (E to Q) of the center orchestra offer the best view in the section.
Row A in orchestra, Row A in mezzanine and corner seats.
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Seating Chart - Sections Explained
August Wilson Theatre Orchestra
The orchestra section of the August Wilson theatre houses 790 seats in total, spread across 25 rows, titled A to Z (most theatres skip Row I). The orchestra is divided into three section, namely, center orchestra, left orchestra, and right orchestra.
The seats in the center orchestra section are numbered 101 to 118, moving right to left while the left orchestra holds odd numbered seats from 1 to 17 and the right orchestra has even numbered seats from 2 to 18.
The seats in all three sections offer a decent look at the stage, with the middle rows (E to Q) of the center orchestra offering the best view in the section. The first few rows (A to D) offer a good view too, and are priced the highest, but have the disadvantage of being too close to the stage.
The left and right corner seats are not as bad as they generally are in larger theatres, but still require your neck to turn to view the stage, which can get uncomfortable after a while.
The last rows of the orchestra section should generally be avoided, especially if you’re not tall. If you do want the last row, the mezzanine section last rows would be a better bet.
August Wilson Theatre Mezzanine
The first (and only) elevated level of the August Wilson theatre, the mezzanine, has a total of 485 seats, with 16 rows titled A to Q (skipping Row I again). Like the orchestra section, the mezzanine is also divided into three regions, center, left, and right.
The center mezzanine has seats numbered 101-118 moving right to left. The left and right mezzanine are odd and even numbered respectively, with seat numbers falling between 1-17 and 2-18.
Talking about the view, most of the seats in the mezzanine section offer a pretty good view, some seats with a better view than even the center orchestra seats. The first few rows in the mezzanine are the undeniable best, offering a perfect look at the stage and ensuring that you don’t miss out on anything that’s happening on the stage. As you move further back, the view offered degrades in quality, but not by a large margin. In fact, as previously mentioned, the last few rows of the mezzanine section offer a better view than the last rows of the orchestra.
The corner seats are also decent, both in terms of the view offered and their value for money. But you should avoid the extreme corner seats if there are other options available as those offer a slightly restricted view of the stage.
30-Second Takeaway: August Wilson Theatre
- The theatre is compact and ample leg space is something you shouldn’t expect. If you’re tall, you can opt for the front row seats either in the orchestra or the mezzanine section to get some extra space to stretch your legs.
- Based on viewer reviews, the theatre’s bar is supposedly overpriced. So if you wish to consume alcohol, we would suggest going to a pub before or after the show.
- The theatre can get pretty chilly since the air-conditioning is in full blast and the theatre is small. Dress keeping this in mind.
- The entrance to the theatre is all stairs, but, there is an entrance via a stair lift which provides direct access from the entrance on 52nd Street to the orchestra level.
- There is one huge restroom on either side of the theatre, one of which is located near the stair lift area in the orchestra section.
August Wilson Theatre Reviews
This theater is lovely and the seats are very comfortable. Most theaters have tiny seats, not this one. The seats are set up on an incline, so you have a great view, wherever you sit. We saw Funny girl. The show was very nice. The staff at the theater was friendly we had a great time.
- Sunset92, Tripadvisor, July 2022
This is the second show I’ve seen in this theatre. Most seats seem to have a pretty good view in the orchestra level. Restrooms are one floor down from the orchestra level behind the merchandise stand. There also seem to be quite a few more stalls in the restroom than other theatres, so that’s always a plus. The ushers were really kind and engaging here, just a delight to interact with!
- Kelli, Tripadvisor, April 2022
Frequently Asked Questions about August Wilson Theatre
The August Wilson Theatre has a capacity of 1239 seats. Section capacities are 754 Orchestra and 485 Mezzanine.
The August Wilson Theatre has just under 1,300 seats and is a mid-size theatre. The best views are from the middle and front orchestra and the front mezzanine.
August Wilson Theatre has a seating capacity of 1239.
Designated wheelchair spaces and transfer seats are located in the Orchestra, on the left-hand side of the auditorium. The Mezzanine is 16 steps up from the Orchestra, and doesn't have any accessible seating.
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