Orchestra seats get you closest to the stage, but if you’re on the mezzanine or balcony you can get a wider and more expansive view of the stage from a little higher, especially compared to a section like the side band where you may be closer but may not have a full view of another side of the stage.
Of all three sections, the orchestra has some of the best seats in the theatre. The middle seats (105-109) in the middle of the rows (B to H) offer a great, direct view of the stage without any obstruction. For people who prefer not to be so close to the stage, there are the raised front mezzanine seats.
While some guests may find that the front mezzanine hangs a little too far forward of the stage, overall this is a very good section with clear and desirable sightlines, especially in the front row. p >
Determine where you want to sit
If you don’t want to miss anything, but also don’t want to spend a lot of money, it’s worth researching the prospect of seats beforehand at the theater. In general, any top-price seat should give you a perfect, unobstructed view.
Considered the best tickets in the house, these seats are located on the main level of the theater and provide the seating closest to the stage.
Mezzanine seating can offer a better panoramic view, and if you’re seated in the first or second row, you’re often closer to the stage than in the orchestra. “I think the front, middle mezzanine is the best seat,” says Elf Niece – “there you can see the whole stage without missing details in the show.”
The view is best from single-seated seats in rows D-G, which are well spaced around large and busy Viewers capture productions. Two digit seats over 14 or 16 are more restricted as the view is obstructed by the side of the stage.
Best seats in the house
The best seats are in row L, seats 9 on the left and 10 on the right. The stadium-style seating allows for a good view of most of the orchestra. There are some obstructed view seats in the orchestra in rows C, D and E, but the view is only slightly obstructed.
As their name suggests, premium seats are typically considered the best seats in the theater. Often they are not the seats closest to the stage. Typically, premium seats are located a few rows backstage in the middle of the row, allowing the audience to see the entire stage without missing a thing.
Orpheum Theater Orchestral Seating
In general the orchestra has the most desirable seats in the theatre, especially in the middle sections. We’ve also had feedback that the orchestra sides still offer a good view of the stage.
Most major Broadway stages have fairly low front rows. It’s never good to have a front row seat unless you’re close to the stage and the orchestra pit. It’s normal to get piercing ears and a stiff neck when you see the stage while listening to the music.
The best seats are at least 4 or 5 rows center back to about the 12th row. Most of the seats in the front mezzanine (up to 6 rows in the back) are also quite good.
Sitting in the Dress Circle can make you feel like you’re immersed in what’s happening on stage, but you can sit from a height so you can see what’s going on at all levels something you might miss if you’re sitting on the floor.
However, it’s nice to keep the tradition alive and put in a little effort. Dark jeans or pants with a button-down shirt, camisole or sundress/cocktail dress would probably be the most appropriate attire.
Seating in the Royal Circle offers better value than similarly priced seating in the Stalls. Side blocks vary in price due to the curvature of the balcony which limits the view for seating at the ends of the rows depending on production.