This guide on the Cort Theater 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 Cort Theatre Seating Chart
Cort Theatre - Recommended Seats
• Value for money seats
Center Orchestra - Middle seats in rows (E to J) are relatively cheaper than the premium orchestra seats.
Mezzanine - Middle two sections, both odd and even numbered have good seats in rows D to J.
Balcony - front couple of rows (A-C) in the balcony are also value for money
• If money were no matter
Center Orchestra - The middle seats in the premium orchestras section (A to D)
• Best views of the stage
Center Orchestra -middle seats (105-109) in the front couple of rows (AA to A) Mezzanine - Seats 101 to 114 in rows A to C
• Best Legroom
Row A in Orchestra and Row A in front and rear Mezzanine.
The Cort Theatre has a capacity of 1050 seats. Section capacities are 503 Orchestra , 260 Mezzanine and 283 Balcony.There is a 1,092-seat capacity in the Cort Theatre, spread across the Orchestra, Mezzanine and Balcony. The Orchestra is the largest section, split into Left, Right and Center; the Mezzanine and Balcony above are similarly laid out, although about half the size. Views are generally very good across all three sections'
Cort Theater Orchestra
The Cort Theater orchestra has 17 rows in total starting from AA and ending with P. The seats are divided into three subsections namely, left orchestra, center orchestra, and right orchestra.
The left orchestra subsection seats are odd numbered and fall in the range of 1 to 23. There are 4 box seats also available left of this section. The center orchestra subsection is the biggest with consecutively numbered seats in the range of 101 to 112. On the other end we have the right orchestra with even numbered seats in the range of 2 to 24. Like the left orchestra, this subsection also has a set of 4 box seats on its right.
Cort Theater Mezzanine
The Cort Theater mezzanine is the first of the two elevated levels in the house and is also the smallest. With only eight rows (A-H) divided into three sections, left, center, and right, this section houses some of the best seats in the theatre, especially in the first couple of rows.
The left mezzanine section has odd numbered seats in the range of 1 to 25, the right mezzanine has even numbered seats falling in the range of 2-26. Seats in the center mezzanine are consecutively numbered in the range of 101-114.
Cort Theater Balcony
The balcony section, with only 301 seats, is the smallest in the theatre and the farthest from the stage. It’s divided into three subsections, left balcony, center balcony, and right balcony and has 8 rows in total from A to H.
The left balcony subsection is odd numbered from 1 to 27, the center balcony has consecutively numbered seats falling in the range of 101 to 114, and the right balcony subsection has even numbered seats in the range of 2 to 28.
Which Seats Offer the Best View?
Getting great seats to view a performance can make all the difference. We understand that, which is precisely why we have hand-picked the best seats in Cort Theater for you.
Amongst all the three sections, the orchestra has some of the best seats in the theatre. The middle seats (105-109) in the front couple of rows (AA to A) offer a great, direct look at the stage without any obstructions. For people who would rather not be that close to the stage, there are the elevated front mezzanine seats. The middle seats, numbered 105 to 109, in rows A to C of the mezzanine offer a great look at the stage. While it’s hard to point exactly which seats take the crown, both premium orchestra and premium mezzanine are priced equally (and also the most expensive in the theatre), which should give you an idea of their popularity.
Which Seats/Section Offer the Best Value for Money?
While seating is important for a great Broadway experience, overspending to get the best seats in the house is not always an option. If you’re looking for a great time on Broadway but have budgetary restrictions, we have the best value for money seats in Cort Theatre listed below for you.
The middle orchestra rows E-J are quite decent and cost a lot less than the premium orchestra seats. Center seats in rows D to G in the mezzanine section and the front couple of rows (A-C) in the balcony are also value for money considering the clean view on offer and ticket prices.
30-Second Takeaway: Cort Theater
- The Cort Theater is one of the smaller Broadway theatres with only 1082 seats in total. The stellar exterior inspired by the 18th century French Petit Trianon at Versailles more than makes up for the small seat count.
- The 1082 seats are divided into three primary sections, the orchestra, the mezzanine, and the balcony. There are additional seats available in the boxes on either side of the theatre, the pit before the stage, and the standing row which is present after the last row in the balcony.
- The orchestra is the biggest section in the theatre with 503 seats spread across three subsections. This section also houses some of the best seats in the theatre in terms of the view offered.
- The mezzanine is the first of the two elevated sections in the Cort Theater and has 264 seats in total, making it the smallest seating section in the theatre.
- The last section in the Cort Theater is the balcony with 283 seats which are spread across three subsections. The balcony has some of the cheapest seats in the theatre.
- The additional seats are spread across the box sections, the pit and the standing row. There are 32 seats in the boxes, 30 in the pit, and 20 in the standing row.
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The Orchestra makes up around 502 seats at stage level in the Cort Theatre. It splits into three sections – Left, Right and Center - with aisles between, and extends back 17 rows.
The best seats in the Cort Theatre are across the front rows of the Center Orchestra and Center Mezzanine. For patrons preferring a really intimate view of the show, the front rows of the Orchestra are ideal. Those who like more of an overview can opt for the premium row A in the Center Mezzanine.
The Cort Theatre is accessible step-free from street level to the lobby and Orchestra at 138 West 48th Street.