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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Seating Chart

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This guide on the Samuel J. Friedman 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 Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Seating Chart


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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre - Recommended Seats

Value for money seats
Orchestra -The middle orchestra rows E-J are quite decent and cost a lot less than the premium orchestra seats.
Mezzanine - Center seats in rows A to D in the mezzanine
If money were no matter
The front mezzanine and front orchestra seats are rightfully the best seats in the theatre.
Best views of the stage
Orchestra - The middle seats of rows A to D offer a great and direct look.
Mezzanine - The middle seats of rows AA to BB are most covested.
Best Legroom
Row AA in Orchestra, row A in mezzanine, row A in balcony and corner seats.

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Samuel J. Friedman Theater Orchestra

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre orchestra has 18 rows in total starting from AA and ending with Q. This section has 466 seats in total and the seats are divided into two subsections namely, left orchestra and right orchestra.

The left orchestra subsection seats are odd numbered and fall in the range of 101 to 129. On the other end is the right orchestra with even numbered seats in the range of 102 to 130. Like the left orchestra, this subsection also has a set of 3 box seats on its right.


Samuel J. Friedman Theater Mezzanine

The mezzanine is the only elevated level in the house and is also the smallest with only 184 seats. With nine rows (AA-G) 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 even numbered seats in the range of 1 to 9, the right mezzanine has odd numbered seats falling in the range of 2-10. Finally, the seats in the center mezzanine are consecutively numbered in the range of 101-121.


Which Seats Offer The Best View?


While you can just book your ticket for whatever seat is available, your entire Broadway experience depends on where you are seated in the theatre. Pick wrongly and you’ll not be able to enjoy the show quite as much. We understand that, which is precisely why we have handpicked the best seats in Samuel J. Friedman Theatre for you.

With the renovations completed, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre now only holds 650 seats, with front mezzanine being the best view lines, though there are very few obstructed views in the house. Within the mezzanine section, the middle seats in rows AA to BB are the most coveted. These seats offer a clean, direct look at the stage and the elevation only makes things better. The front orchestra seats are equally good, especially in the middle seats of rows A to D. As with most small theaters, sightlines and acoustics are good from nearly every seats.

Which seats/section offer the best value for money?


The front mezzanine and front orchestra seats mentioned above are rightfully the best seats in the theatre, but they also happen to cost the most. If you’re looking for a great time on Broadway but have budgetary restrictions, we have the best value for money seats in Samuel J. Friedman 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 A to D in the mezzanine section are also value for money considering the clean view on offer and price attached to them. We would again reiterate that since Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is a small theatre, there is no such thing as a bad seat.

30-Second Takeaway: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre


  • The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre has a capacity of 626 seats. Section capacities are 402 Orchestra and 224 Mezzanine.
  • Known for much of its life as the Biltmore, the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre has changed ownership - and purpose - a number of times. With stints as a venue for news content and a TV and radio station, the theater eventually closed following a fire in the late 1980s.
  • The Samuel J. Friedman’s original interior, designed by the Chanin Brothers and architect Herbert J. Krapp, had been made a New York City landmark; after 14 years of fire and water damage, its restoration sought to reconstruct some of the classic features whilst updating the venue for a modern audience.
  • There are around 650 seats in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, spread across the ground-level Orchestra and the Mezzanine above. The Orchestra is slightly larger than the Mezzanine, and is split into Left and Right sections.

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FAQs:


How many sections does Samuel J. Friedman have?

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre has a capacity of 626 seats. Section capacities are 402 Orchestra and 224 Mezzanine.

Where are the best seats in Samuel J. Friedman?

The best seats in the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre are across the front rows of the Center Orchestra and Center Mezzanine. Rows A to D of the Orchestra are excellent for a close-up yet comfortable look at the stage, whilst the Premier Circle in the Center Mezzanine is unrivalled for its wide overhead sightlines.

What is the seating capacity of Samuel J. Friedman, New York?

The Samuel JFriedman Theatre has a capacity of 626 seats. Section capacities are 402 Orchestra and 224 Mezzanine.

Which section has wheelchair accessibility at Samuel J. Friedman?

There are two wheelchair spaces in the Mezzanine, on the inside aisle of row E. A further two transfer seats with folding armrests are located on the aisles of row F. With an elevator up to the section and accessible restrooms nearby, this section is a good choice for patrons with limited mobility.