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Eugene O’Neill Theatre Seating Chart – Best Seats, Real-Time Pricing, Tips & Reviews

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This guide on the Eugene O'Neill 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 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Seating Chart

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre has a total seat count of 1034 across 2 sections - Orchestra (668 seats) and Mezzanine (366 seats) with 6 Boxes elevated at either side of the auditorium. Check out real-time availability and recommended seats on our Eugene O'Neill Theatre Seating Chart.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Seating Chart - Recommended Seats

💸Value for money seats
Center Orchestra - Middle seats in rows H to N are relatively cheaper and offer a good look at the stage
🎟️If money were no matter
Center Orchestra - The middle seats in the premium orchestra section (A to F)
Front Mezzanine - Front rows A to D
🎭Best views of the stage
Center Orchestra - Middle seats of premium orchestra rows (A-D) Mezzanine - Front few rows.
🦵🏼Best legroom
Row A in Orchestra and Row A in front and rear Mezzanine.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Orchestra

The orchestra section of Eugene O'Neill Theatre holds a total of 688 seats, making it the biggest seating section of the theatre. With 19 rows from A to T, the orchestra section is further divided into three subsections, left orchestra, right orchestra, and center orchestra. The left orchestra seats are odd numbered, falling between 1-25, the center orchestra seats are subsequently numbered from 101 to 115, the right orchestra seats are even numbered in the range of 2-26.

Like most Broadway theatres, Eugene O'Neill Theatre orchestra’s first few rows offer the best view of the stage without any obstructions and ample sound clarity. The tickets for premium orchestra are arguably the most expensive but if you’re a particularly ardent fan of the show or any of its performers, these are seats you should go for. You’ll get perfectly clear looks at the stage and see everything from as close as humanly possible.

The corner seats close to the aisles are great too and available at a relatively cheaper cost than the premium orchestra seats. On the other hand, the extreme corner seats on either side of the theatre should be avoided. The middle rows are quite good and the low priced tickets make them worth your money. Then there are the last few rows, which are the cheapest of the lot and for good reason. The view offered is average at best and there might be minor obstructions in viewing angles.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Mezzanine

The second section in Eugene O'Neill Theatre is the mezzanine. With a total seat count of 366, this section is considerably smaller than the orchestra. The section itself is divided into two parts, the front mezzanine and the rear mezzanine.

The front mezzanine has four rows in total (A-D) with the same subsection breakdown as the orchestra. The rear mezzanine is slightly bigger with 7 rows (E-L). Looking at the view on offer, the front mezzanine offers a uniformly good look at the stage, particularly the first few rows. The rear mezzanine has decent seats too, given the relatively small size of the theatre.

The last few rows of this section can be avoided if you're not under a strict budget. While the corner seats are average, the constant turning to view the stage can get pretty annoying after a while. Still, if you’re looking for cheap tickets for a show, go for the corner mezzanine seats over corner orchestra seats.

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Which Seats Offer the Best View?

The best seats in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre are in rows A-D of the center orchestra and row A of the center mezzanine. In particular, the orchestra is excellent for a detailed look at performances, and row A of the center mezzanine is unrivalled for its sweeping elevated views.

The best views in left sections are towards the inside, in particular from row A or seats 101-107. These are also the most expensive seats in the left mezzanine. Seats farther to the left are angled, with the side of the stage partially blocked. Seats such as B27 may also be obstructed by the Boxes to the side.

The best views in right sections are towards the inside of the section, in particular from the most expensive areas: row A or seats 102-108, which are elevated behind the premium center mezzanine. Seats farther to the right have angled views of the stage, and seats such as B28 will also be obstructed by the Boxes.

Seats in the center sections start at 101 on the right and escalate to 115 on the left. Views from every seat are some of the best in the theatre, with row A offering exceptional overhead views of the stage. A good rake also ensures rows B-D have clean sightlines. Whilst legroom can be limited, any aisle seat in the center orchestra will offer extra space that doesn’t compromise on quality.

Which Seats/Section Offer the Best Value for Money?

There are various options for good value for money seating at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre. Rows H-N of the center orchestra are below premium whilst keeping very clean and desirable sightlines towards the stage. Similarly, the middle and back rows of the mezzanine have a good overhead view which is good for a budget.

However, theatergoers should be aware that, at the far sides of the left and right orchestra and in the back corners, views become more restricted and side-on. Prices are set to reflect this, with the cheapest seats in the far corners of the orchestra. Patrons can expect to pay more towards the inside and front, with prices dropping at the far sides and back. Seats cost more in the front rows and become cheaper towards the back and right-hand aisle.

30-Second Takeaway: Eugene O'Neill Theatre Seating Chart

  • The Eugene O'Neill Theatre has a capacity of 1034 seats. Section capacities are 668 Orchestra and 366 Mezzanine.
  • The Eugene O’Neill Theatre opened in 1925 as the Forrest Theatre, part of the Shubert Organization’s portfolio of Broadway venues. After a change of ownership, it was renamed for playwright Eugene O’Neill in 1959.
  • Frequent Shubert collaborator Herbert J. Krapp is the architect behind the theatre's Georgian design. Although not as elaborate as some of the larger Broadway venues, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre has a bright and elegant interior, with subtle patterns and flourishes around the stage and Boxes.
  • An excellent view from seat is afforded from the mid front of the center orchestra and the front rows of the center mezzanine, with views becoming less clean at the far sides, where the angle and some structural features obstruct the view.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Reviews

I really liked this theater. The seats were comfortable and high enough that the person in front of you would not obstructive your view. They have two entrances in case people have mobility issues. There is no elevator, it’s one of the older theaters. We saw the book of Mormon and it was fabulous.

- Sunset92, Tripadvisor, July 2022

We saw the "Book of Mormon" at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre during our New York City visit and loved this venue. Our seats were in the orchestra area with a partial view but they were still very good seats. Everyone we came into contact, working in the theatre, was friendly and helpful. During March 2022 we had to wear masks and show our vaccine cards (not sure if this is still the case). Definitely worth seeing a performance in this lovely venue.

- LarsieB, Tripadvisor, March 2022

Frequently Asked Questions about Eugene O'Neill Theatre

How many sections does Eugene O’Neill Theatre have?

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre has a capacity of 1,034 seats. Section capacities are 668 in Orchestra and 366 in Mezzanine.

Where are the best seats in Eugene O’Neill Theatre?

The best seats in the Eugene O'Neill Theatre are in rows A-D of the center orchestra and row A of the center mezzanine. In particular, the orchestra is excellent for a detailed look at performances, and row A of the center mezzanine is unrivalled for its sweeping elevated views.

What is the seating capacity of Eugene O’Neill Theatre, New York?

Eugene O’Neill Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,034.

Which section has wheelchair accessibility at Eugene O’Neill Theatre?

Access to the Eugene O'Neill Theatre is step-free from street level to the lobby and orchestra at 230 West 49th Street, through a series of double doors. All designated wheelchair spaces and companion seats are at the rear of the orchestra, which is completely step-free.