This guide on the Lunt-Fontanne 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.
Guide to Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart
Navigating the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has a total seat count of 1488 across 3 sections - Orchestra (858 seats), Front Mezzanine (168 seats) and Rear Mezzanine (462 seats). There are two sets of box seats on either side of the theatre as well, with 20 seats in total. Check out real-time availability and recommended seats on our Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart.
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre - Recommended Seats
• Value for money seats
Orchestra - Rear orchestra rows WW-ZZ
Mezzanine - The last two rows in front mezzanine (C-D) and the front couple of rows in rear mezzanine can also be considered value for money.
• If money were no matter
Orchestra - Center rows A-K and side rows A-D are generally the most expensive
Mezzanne - The centre front mezzanine are generally considered some of the best seats in a theatre.
• Best views of the stage
Premium orchestra and rear orchestra.
• Best legroom
Row A in orchestra, row A in front mezzanine, row A in rear mezzanine and corner seats.
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Orchestra
In the orchestra section specifically, rows D-L are considered premium. The center seats in these rows will give you the most direct view of all the action taking place on the stage. You wouldn’t want to get too close to the stage, though, since that can be a pain (literally) in your neck. Avoid the first few rows if you can.
The back row seats, while still offering a great view of the stage, are further back, which means you won’t get a good look at the actors and might miss out on their facial expressions during key dramatic moments. But all said and done, rear orchestra seats are still a steal, if you get a good deal on the tickets. If given a choice, always pick orchestra center over orchestra right or left since the former will give you a direct view of the stage.
Generally avoid seats on the extreme corner of any level, which is especially true for orchestra. Any double digit seats beyond row “H” in the orchestra section will be too far off the side.
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Front Mezzanine
An elevated view of the stage has its own charm and if you enjoy watching performances from the top, the front mezzanine level is perfect for you.
The front mezzanine section in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is placed above Row J of the orchestra section. This section has only five rows and most offer a pretty good view of the stage. Barring the extreme corner seats, of course. The rows are numbered A to E, with row A being closest to the stage. The two boxes, seating 10 people each, are placed on either corners of the front mezzanine section.
For senior citizens or people with physical disabilities, the mezzanine, both front and rear, section is not the best idea. The stairs are steep and the upward climb can take a toll on most.
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Rear Mezzanine
The rear mezzanine is the last section of the Lunt-Fontanne theatre and the farthest away from the stage. The rows begin with A and extend towards the end of the theatre to N, with 13 rows in total.
While the front few rows will give you a pretty good view of the stage, the last rows, while with perfect sound, will keep the other aspects of a stage production muddled from your line of sight.
The leg space around this level of the theatre is nothing to write home about, especially given that it has more than double the rows of the front mezzanine and that many more seats to accommodate.
Go for rear mezzanine seats only if you’re getting seats in the first few rows or are there for just the music.
30-Second Takeaway: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
1. Bring some warm clothing, a jacket or a sweater, along. The theatre can get pretty chilly and you wouldn’t want the cold to distract you from the magic of live theatre.
2. Take note of all the emergency exits before the show begins. This way you’ll be prepared for fires or any other hazards that might occur during the show.
3. Wheelchair accessible seats are only available in the orchestra level, so ensure that you book tickets only in that section if you or someone with you uses a wheelchair. There’s one wheelchair accessible restroom in the orchestra level and one each on the lower lounge and mezzanine level.
4. There are no escalators or elevators, so be prepared to climb up some steps to get to your seat.
5. There is one bar located on the mezzanine section and one bar in the lower lounge. However, water and the souvenir drink cup are the only beverages permitted in the theatre.
6. Broadway shows generally start on time, so we would recommend you reach the theatre at least 30 minutes before your show begins. Most of this time will be spent being ushered to your seats and you don’t want to be that guest who arrives late and then fumbles around in the dark when the show has already begun.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
It is split into three sections with aisles between, and at its widest (across Left, Right and Center) measures around 36 seats, extending 29 rows back.
The best seats in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre are across the front rows of the Center Orchestra and Center Front Mezzanine. In particular, rows D to J, Center Orchestra combine good detail with a comprehensive view of the stage, and rows A and B of the Center Front Mezzanine have excellent, detailed overhead views.
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has a capacity of 1488 seats. Section capacities are 858 in Orchestra , 168 in Front Mezzanine and 462 in Rear Mezzanine.
Access to Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is step-free from street level to the lobby and Orchestra at 205 West 46th Street. Five wheelchair spaces are located in rows G, W and Z of the Orchestra, and patrons can book up to three companion seats for each.