This guide on the Longacre 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 Longacre Theatre Seating Chart
Longacre Theatre Recommended Seats
• Value for money seats
Center Mezzanine - Any seats in Row C to F. Center Orchestra - Any seats in Row F to O. Great view of the stage without paying a hefty price. These seats are also the most popular and tend to sell out soon.
• If money were no matter
Center Orchestra - Any seats in Row D to K. Rows A, B and C are too close to the stage and you may miss out on a few acts that happen at the sides.
• Best views of the stage
Center Orchestra - Any seats in Row D to K. Center Mezzanine - Rows A to Row D.
• Best Legroom
Row A & N in Orchestra, Row A & K(few seats) in Mezzanine and Row A in the Balcony.
Longacre Theatre Orchestra
As is the case with most theatres, the Longacre orchestra is the biggest seating section in the house with 506 seats in total (almost 50% of the total). The section can be divided into three major subsections, left, center, and right. The seats in orchestra left are even numbered, starting with 2 and ending with 22, moving right to left and the orchestra centre subsection has seats numbered 101 to 117, again, moving right to left. Orchestra right, the last subsection, is odd numbered, with seats numbered 1 to 21, moving left to right.
The seats in the orchestra section are mostly good, with comfortable seats and decent sightlines. The extreme corner seats of the left and right orchestra can be avoided, though. Basically any seat with double digit numbers in the corner sections won’t be the best option. Similarly, avoid the last four rows, after row M, because the seats are too far back from the stage and offer an average view at best.
Depending on your budget, you can pick a seat that offers an unrestricted view of the stage. Our recommendation would be center orchestra, middle row seats or the non-corner seats of the left or right orchestra.
Longacre Theatre Mezzanine
Next we have the first elevated level of the Longacre theatre, the mezzanine. With a seating count of 314, this is the second largest section in the theatre, which is structurally similar to the orchestra. Divided into three sections with 9 rows in total, left, center, and right, the Longacre theatre mezzanine offers a mixed bag of viewing angles.
The first 5 rows (A to E) offer a clean, direct view of the stage and getting seats for the front mezzanine section is recommended. The rows after that (F-J) are not the best on account of their considerable distance from the stage. The same applies for corner row seats (numbered 18+) which are a little far off on the sides to offer a great look at the stage. If you’ve a budget to consider, we would recommend going for the 4th or 5th row and not the middle seats because those tend to be very expensive.
Longacre Theatre Balcony
Coming in at last we have the balcony seating section. With 243 seats and 7 rows spread across three sections, left, right and center, the balcony is the smallest section in the theatre.
It goes without saying that the balcony section doesn’t offer the best view of the stage, given just how far away from the stage it is. Keeping that in mind, if you’re on a budget, the balcony can be a suitable alternative. The first few rows are actually decent and offer a clean view of the stage. You should definitely try and avoid the last few rows of the balcony if you can, since the view isn’t great and there have been complaints of sound issues too.
30-Second Takeaway: Longacre Theatre
- There are 4 structural pipes between row A and B in the balcony section. While these pipes don’t really affect the view, you should be aware of their presence.
- Wheelchair accessible seats are available in the orchestra section only. If you’re planning on watching the show with someone who uses a wheelchair, book your tickets accordingly.
- There are no elevators in the mezzanine and orchestra section, with only the balcony being connected to an elevator. If you or your partner have issues climbing flights of stairs, we would suggest going for orchestra seats.
- The leg room in most seats is average at best, so if you or anyone accompanying you is tall, the first row of either the orchestra or the mezzanine section will be ideal for you.
- The women’s restroom in the balcony level is quite small, so expect a line when you go in there.
- There are no wheelchair accessible restrooms in the theater. These restrooms are available at Holiday Crown Inn Plaza, located between 48th and 49th Street.
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Divided into three sections with 9 rows in total, left, center, and right, the Longacre theatre mezzanine offers a mixed bag of viewing angles. The first 5 rows (A to E) offer a clean, direct view of the stage and getting seats for the front mezzanine section is recommended.
Depending on your budget, you can pick a seat that offers an unrestricted view of the stage. Our recommendation would be center orchestra, middle row seats or the non-corner seats of the left or right orchestra. Check out the real-time seat availability seat availablility section in the Longacre Theatre.
The Longacre Theatre seating chart comprises 1,077 seats across three levels, with the largest number in the Orchestra. The Orchestra splits into Left, Right and Center, with views best in the middle, a few rows back.
The Longacre Theatre Orchestra is entirely step-free for all patrons. There are three designated wheelchair spaces in K20, M102 and N116, with up to three companion seats adjacent to each.