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Gershwin Theater Seating Chart

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This guide on the Gershwin 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 Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart


The Gershwin Theater has a total seat count of 1926 across 2 primary sections - Orchestra (1290 seats) and Mezzanine (626 seats). Popular for not having a bad seat in the house, seating options across the Gershwin offer their own unique viewing advantages. Check out real-time availability and recommended seats on our Gershwin Theater Seating Chart.

Gershwin Theatre Recommended Seats

Value for money seats
Center Orchestra - Any seats in Row D to P. Center Orchestra - Any seats in Row A to E.
If money were no matter
Center Orchestra - Premium Orchesra middle seats. Mezzanine - Front few rows.
Best views of the stage
Center Orchestra - Any seats in Row BB-M. Mezzanine - Front mezzanine Rows A to E.
Best Legroom
Row P and front rows of in Orchestra, Row A & F(few seats) in Mezzanine andcorner seats.

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Gershwin Theatre Orchestra

The Orchestra section of the Gershwin Theater has a total of 1290 seats. These are spread across 31 rows, row BB to row ZZ. A walkway along row O and P divides the side sections of the orchestra into front and rear halves. Longitudinally, the orchestra is divided into three sections - center orchestra, orchestra left and orchestra right.

The front half of the left orchestra has seats spread across 17 rows (BB to N) while the rear half has seats spread across 11 rows (Q to ZZ). Seats are odd numbered and begin at 1 and end at 37, moving from the aisle to the outside. The center orchestra is one large continuous section that has seats spread across 32 rows (AA to ZZ). The right orchestra is similar in its layout to the Left Orchestra.

Understandably, seats in the side orchestra section are cheaper than center orchestra seats. With regards to views of the stage, the closer your seats are to the center aisle, the better the view. There may be certain sections of the musical that take place on the farther side of the stage, however the layout ensures that you don’t miss anything.


Gershwin Theatre Mezzanine

The Mezzanine section is the only elevated section of the Gershwin Theater and has a total of 636 seats. These are divided into 3 sections - the side sections of the front mezzanine which project outwards (Row AA to EE), the front mezzanine (Rows A to E) and the rear mezzanine (Rows F to M). A walkway is present between the front and rear mezzanines, along row E and F.

The front mezzanine has two distinct halves. The first half has projected sides that replace the traditional box seats of a Broadway theater. In the rear mezzanine, the seats to the left of center are odd numbered and go from 1 to 33. Being the only elevated floor in the Gershwin Theater, the mezzanine offers a wonderful view of the stage. The elevation provides one with the entire view of the stage. Certain parts of the stage that may lie behind the props used to decorate the stage can be hidden from view at the rear end seats. However, the mezzanine’s elevation and gradient ensure that you get a complete and unobstructed view. Hence, given a choice between the first few rows of the mezzanine or the last few rows of the orchestra, you should definitely go for the mezzanine seats.

Which Seats Offer the Best View?


The best seats in the theater are in the center orchestra section. Subsequently, these are also the most expensive seats in the theater. The views are complete and without any interruptions. The proximity of the seats to the stage brings you closer to the act and offers a uniquely immersive experience.

Being the only elevated floor in the Gershwin Theater, the mezzanine offers a wonderful view of the stage. The elevation provides one with the entire view of the stage

For the best views, opt for seats in rows BB-M in Center Orchestra or the front rows A-E in the Mezzanine section.

Which Seats/Section Offer the Best Value for Money?


While both the premium orchestra and front mezzanine seats are amongst the most expensive in the theatre, there are some value for money options available for people who aren’t willing to spend too much on their Broadway experience.

Understandably, seats in the side orchestra section are cheaper than center orchestra seats. With regards to views of the stage, the closer your seats are to the center aisle, the better the view. There may be certain sections of the musical that take place on the farther side of the stage, however the layout ensures that you don’t miss anything.

30-Second Takeaway: Gershwin Theatre


  • Children under the age of 5 are not permitted in the theater. Make sure you keep this in mind while booking tickets for your family.
  • Home of the Broadway smash-hit musical Wicked, the Gershwin Theatre was named in honor of one of America’s greatest composers, George Gershwin, and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin.
  • The theatre’s rotunda was designed to showcase the names and photographs of Broadway’s own Theater Hall of Fame.
  • The Gershwin opened in 1972 with 1,900 seats, and is one of the Nederlander Organization‘s nine Broadway theatres.
  • The Gershwin is equipped with one wheelchair-accessible restroom on the theatre’s second floor, as well as wide stalls in the restrooms of the fourth floor. These floors can be accessed via a main lobby elevator that is strictly designated for guests with disabilities.

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Gershwin Theater - FAQs


How many sections does Gershwin Theatre have?

With a capacity of 1,933, the Gershwin Theatre seating chart comprises two levels: an Orchestra on the ground and Mezzanine above. Each can be roughly split into three sections: Left, Center and Right.

Where are the best seats in Gershwin Theatre?

For the best views, opt for seats in rows BB-M in Center Orchestra or the front rows A-E in the Mezzanine section

What is the seating capacity of Gershwin Theatre, New York?

1,933.

Which section has wheelchair accessibility at Gershwin Theatre?

Designated wheelchair and companion seats are available in the Mezzanine section on the fourth floor. They are accessible from the main lobby via an elevator which is specially designated for guests with disabilities.