Gershwin Theatre

Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart – Gershwin Theatre Seating Info

Gershwin Theatre is one of the biggest and most well known theater venues in New York City. This theatre is known for staging iconic shows, such as Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, My Fair Lady, and Sweeney Todd. When considering buying tickets to see a show, it is important to realize that the Gershwin Theatre seating chart does not lend itself to providing the best views for everyone. So when looking to buy tickets for current running show Wicked, finding the best seats for the best price can be difficult.

In this post, I will tell you which seats are the best and which are the worst. I’ll also tell you how to find the best deals and cheapest Wicked tickets.

 

Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart

Gershwin Theatre Seating Chart
The red triangles denote partially obstructed views at Gershwin Theatre

Gerswhin Theatre Seating Chart Information

Side Orchestra Seats, Obstructed & Unobstructed Views:

The majority of the seats in the side orchestra sections will provide you with a fabulous unobstructed view. However, you need to be cautious of two things:

  • The higher the seat number the closer you are to the side, thus increasing the likelihood of having an obstructed view.
  • See our obstructed view section above for more information about exactly where to sit and which seats to avoid in the side orchestra section.

Tip: I would prefer to sit one row further back in exchange for a seat that is one seat closer to the inside aisle (i.e. I would prefer seat 15 in Row O, verse seat 17 in row N).

Orchestra Left (Odd Number Side): In this partially obstructed view seating, the only part of the production of  Wicked you will not be able to see is a metal dragon that hangs on the top of the stage, a prop only used shortly at the beginning of the show. There is a possibility you may not be able to see the backdrop and part of the farmhouse, but for the most part, the images projected there aren’t the even a significant part of the show.

Orchestra Right (Even Number Side):  If you’re going to purchase partially obstructed seats, my recommendation would be Orchestra Right (Even Side) above row G. With these seats, you won’t miss a thing. In terms of price, you probably won’t find a better deal on Wicked Tickets than the partially obstructed view seats.

When buying tickets directly from the NY box office your seat numbers will often be numbered. But for privacy purposes, tickets reselling on sites like stubhub, don’t have to state their seat numbers (only row and section). For this reason, I don’t recomend buying tickets in the Orchestra Right or Orchestra Left for Rows BB-G on secondary ticket marketplaces (ticketmaster and telecharge are okay). Here, you would run the risk of purchasing tickets with very obstructed views, taking away from the experience of seeing what’s up on stage. If the prices seem too good to be true, they probably are.

 

Gershwin Theater Seat Views

 

Gershwin Theatre Best Seats for Wicked

Orchestra Center from row’s E – L

If you read the previous section, then you discovered the risk of sitting in the first few rows of Orchestra Left and Orchestra Right, and how these seats could turn up a sub-par theater experience. This likely leads to the question, why are the closest seats in the Center Orchestra not the most desirable?

These are raised stages. The first few rows are close to the stage, but not necessarily in a good position to see what is up on stage, much like the experience at a movie theater when you have to sit in the first few rows.  The action doesn’t take place at eye level when you’re in the first few rows of the Orchestra, Rows BB, CC, DD, EE, and you’ll probably end up with a stiff neck. Even up to Row E in Orchestra Center is closer than what is consider ideal seats for Wicked. With that said, the best seats are Orchestra Center rows F to L.

 

Gershwin Theatre Obstructed View Seats – The Cheapest Wicked Tickets?

If you’re looking for the cheapest Wicked Tickets, partially obstructed seats will be your best bet (more information on this below). You can also check out this blog on rush tickets, which offers advice on how to get rush tickets as well as lottery tickets for Book of Mormon. Although written specifically for BOM, the information applies to getting Rush tickets for Wicked and other Broadway shows in NY as well.

There are a limited number of Side Orchestra seats that are considered to have partially limited-views. The obstructed seats are the red triangles not labeled with a number in the seating chart above. In the these sections you may lose sight of the performers during some of Wicked. The key to getting decent seats at a decent price is by buying tickets that are marked obstructed view, yet are above row G. When sitting above row G, you’ll lose part of the scenic background, but very limited action occurs on the far sides of the stage.

 

Pictures of Gershwin Theatre Seating

  • Gerswhin Theatre center-orchestra-row-n

Seats to Avoid at the Gershwin Theatre

Gershwin Theater Seating Chart

  1. Loge Row AA overhangs orchestra Row J.
  2. Front Mezzanine Row A overhangs Orchestra Row O
  3. Seating Capacity of Gershwin Theatre: 1,933

These facts, along with a many others unstated, combine to make choosing your seat at Gershwin Theatre a dangerous gamble. The Overhangs at Gershwin Theatre aren’t particularly large considering the size of the Theatre. This means that nobody’s view is obstructed by the section above them, which is great for keeping an eye on the high flying acrobatics of Wicked. 

The mezzanines are not stacked too tightly, which is nice, but this also means that the rear mezzanine is considerable far away from the stage. In fact, some people have reported it to be difficult to see from the back of the rear mezzanine. Fortunately, theatres tend to be intimate compared to concert and sports venues, so we can disregard many of these complaints and those alike. If you don’t need to see the moles on the Wicked Witch’s face, rear mezzanine seats should be more than fine.

Mezzanine Seats

Seats in the Mezzanine as well as the Rear Mezzanine are not obstructed view for the most part. New York theaters, including Gershwin Theatre, are small enough that even the ‘nosebleed’ seats are close to the performers for consistent acoustics and good sight lines. A concern should only be raised when considering tickets at the far extreme corners of the rear mezzanine because some of these seats may be partially obstructed. The good news is that if it is, they will labelled that way.

I think it is important to note that even though the Gershwin Theatre seating chart shows that there’s a break in the front mezzanine from the rear mezzanine, there’s virtually no break. I wouldn’t value the front mezz much more than the rear mezz (particularly if you are on a budget).

 

Gershwin Theater Seating Chart Overview

 If you have any questions or concerns at all, feel free to comment below and we’ll be sure to reply back promptly:

And if you get a chance to take a picture of your seats and from your seats, drag and drop ’em in the comments section below so we can update this review to help people find great seats in the future.

  • Shelley

    Did u get s reply to this?

  • Lauren

    What about ORCH Row DD seats 2-8, good or not suggested? Thanks so much.

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Lauren – Those are a bit too close, I wouldn’t recommend them.

  • Christine

    I got tickets for row EE seats 10 and 12 for $84 a piece. Are these good seats for the price?

    • nicole

      i’m thinking of getting these seats as well. Are they good enough?

      • Nick Anapolis

        It depends how far to the right of the stage you will be as it may be hard to see at some points depending on how close you are. Might be safer to sit a little further back in the orchestra

  • joan

    Yes, what is the answer on that? How do you see replies? Ty

    • Jack Slingland

      Rows E-O in the Center Orchestra are the better seats.

  • Julie

    Does anyone know if sitting row A front row Mezz, if the bar is too high for shorter people? i’m 5’2 and unsure how high the bar is. thank you

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Julie – You can see the railing height in one of the pictures in the post. If i were you I would avoid sitting in row A to be safe.

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Julie – You can see the railing height in one of the pictures in the post. If i were you I would avoid sitting in row A to be safe.

  • Yvonne

    Hi Jack.
    Would Orchestra Row J seats 26-30 (partial view) or Row Z seats 7-11 be better?
    Thank you. Yvonne

  • Carolina

    Hi! im confused with view would be better?
    Orchestra R 115-116
    Front Mezzanine A 22-24
    Front Mezzanine C 112-113
    Orchestra N 1-3
    Thanks!

    • Jack Slingland

      Orchestra N 1-3 is the best option.

  • Cheryl

    We are going in June and would like to attend the June 2nd 8pm show. Where and how can I buy tickets with best view?

  • Danielle

    How is the view from the center of the first row in the mid mezzanine?

  • Heather N Robert McKeon

    Question! Orchestra Right Row J, seats 10-16 OR Orchestra Left Row M, seats 13-19

  • big truck

    Is center orchestra row p good seats? It looks like and sounds like the mezzanine hangs over it, any obstructed view?

    • Connor Clark

      Hello, center orchestra row P are great seats! While the mezzanine may hang over it, there would be no obstruction for your view there. A tip is to look at the seller notes for any listing that you may be interested in, because a seller is required to disclose any sort of obstruction or limited view if it is printed on the face of the ticket so buyers know before placing an order.

      • big truck

        Thanks Connor

  • Tracy

    Right orch. row F partially obstructed. What WONT I be able to see? $79 vs $119 to move a few rows higher to say row L?

  • Darren Richburg

    Looking at Wicked Row Q Seat 2 & 4 are they good seats

  • Sean

    Wish I found this site a couple of months ago before buying tickets. Purchased orchestra row B seats 10 and 12. Are these ok?

    • Joe Cassitto

      Sean – Those are fantastic seats. Not too close and not too far off to the side. I think you’ll be pretty pleased with them.

      • Sean

        Thanks Joe

  • Marie

    One guest can not climb stairs. What seats or sections do you recommend. Is there elevator or escalator available

  • Karen

    Was only able to get the following front mezz seats during the 2for1 broadway deals:

    AA seat 6, BB seat 6, and DD seat 10. All 3 seats are end seats. From what I’ve read, these are the seats to avoid. Are they really that bad? I’m worried my 10-year old will not appreciate the show only because of the seats.

    • Joe Cassitto

      Karen – We’re really not sure, as none of us have personally sat in those seats. I think your view won’t be as bad as you think. But please let us know how it goes if you end up sticking with those seats, we’d love to hear your feedback.

  • angel

    How about fmezz Rw b 17-23?

  • Connor Clark

    Hi Amy, those seats should be perfectly fine, especially considering that they will be far enough back in the orchestra and close enough to the aisle to make the angle from being on the sides not an issue at all. They will have a great time!

  • Amy

    I have tickets for Orchestra Right…row R…seats 6-14. I’m sending 5 kids to the show (ages 13-18). Are these good for them?

  • Connor Clark

    Hi Cassie, row CC in the Front Center Orchestra is the second overall row from the stage, which some would find too close for their liking and a potential pain in the neck (literally) for those having to look up for the entire show, particularly for shorter people. While you would be right on top of the action, some would value being a bit further back from the stage a bit more.

  • Cassie Haynes

    how are seats cc 101 and 102 for wicked

  • Leah

    Buying tickets for my daughter & i to see wicked- should we go with 2 tix in row T 111,112; Row N 6&8 or Row J 7&9?

    • Jack Slingland

      I’d go with J 7 & 9

  • heather

    I just ordered row H seats 13, 15, 17 and 19 for a show in December. What a big purchase! Think this will be ok? I did purchase insurance as we will be flying from Georgia and there is always a chance with bad weather and flying that somebjng could change.

    • Joe Cassitto

      Heather – Those are solid seats. A little bit of a side view but I’m sure you got a great deal on them. Enjoy!

      • heather

        Thank you for the quick reply! I could also get row F seats 105-8 but they are premium seating and they do not offer insurance for premium. I would be willing to take on the price increase but scared of not getting insurance.

  • TONTON

    How’s the view from lower row Q??? VS Orchestra right middle kind of seats??? Which would be better???

    Thanks T

    • Jack Slingland

      Orchestra right center in a middle row would be a better option.

  • Maureen Bodine

    Looking at tickets and confused about seating. Looking at row J first 6 seats on the right or Q center stage. Which seats are best for seeing Wicked?

  • Lindsay Sapaugh

    Thanks Jack. You have been extremely helpful and responsive!

  • Lindsay Sapaugh

    Hi Jack. Thank you so much for your response. Not to be too worrisome but I found seats in Orchestra Right Row J Seats 8,10,12,14. Would these be better than Row N? Thanks for your time and help!

    • Jack Slingland

      Can’t go wrong with either option. If you prefer to be on the aisle go with the N’s – I would say go with the cheaper option if there is any price difference.

  • Lindsay Sapaugh

    Hi Jack. Here are the seats available. Could you tell me which would be the best and the best value?
    Orchestra Row N, 2,4,6,8
    Orchestra Row N, 1,3,5,7
    Orchestra Stadium Row Q, 1,3,5,7
    Orchestra Stadium Row T, 108,109,110,111

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Lindsay – I would go with either of the Orchestra Row N options. Those will both be on the aisle in the Orchestra Left (1-7) and Orchestra Right (2-8).

  • Lindsay Sapaugh

    Hi Jack. I am taking my granddaughters and daughter in law to New York Dec 4&5 and they have chosen Wicked to see for their Broadway play. I want them to be able to see well but am also cost conscious. What would be a good choice? Thank you

  • Russ

    Any advice for tall people going to the show? Mezzanine? Anything to avoid? Does the front mezzanine row A have legroom? Trying to weed through what is best.

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Russ – If you are on the taller side should look sit on the aisles – those seats will have a bit more leg room than sitting in the middle of a section. I would avoid sitting in the rear mezzanine also as those seats tend to have less leg room.

  • rob

    a 1,3 or g 109,110

  • Debbie

    thanks for the help!

  • Deb

    Hi im so indecisive~ Orchestra row f seats 5 & 7 or row k 5 & 7. We never get to the theater and I want to get as close as possible but not sure if Row F is too close where we are looking up? Thanks for any help!

    • Joe Cassitto

      Deb – I’d personally go with Row K. Row F is a bit too close for my taste. Good luck!

  • McCallum Theatres

    This was interesting to read how you have researched all the ways to see the play. This can be helpful, especially to someone who has never been to a venue before. Thanks for all the great info.

  • Mary

    Would you prefer Orchestra Center Row P 108-112 or Orchestra Row S 108-112 with a steeper grade from the seats in front of you. Wanting to make sure my 11 year old son will be able to see over the heads in front of him but realize the Row S seats are an aisle and 3 rows behind the Row P seats.

    • Joe Cassitto

      Mary – Once you are passed the first few rows, I do feel it is preferable to sit as close to the stage as possible. The incline of the rows is about the same throughout, so he should have no trouble seeing over the people in front of him. I would choose Row P in this case!

  • renata

    Please advice which are better seats: Orchestra H 27 and J 27,29 , or Rear Mezz J 10,12,14, or Mezz Row B 25,27,29

  • jodie

    i want to go see Wicked for my 50th birthday this month but am on a tight budget. which seats should i look for for view and price. thank you

  • Toni Brooks

    Thanks so much for your post. Very helpful. Taking my 10 yr old step daughter in August. Still a little confused on right vs. left. Would you take Orchestra Row W, Seat 8, 10, 12 or Mezz Row A Seat 26, 28, 30. Loge EE is also available for close price. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • Stephen Jungersten

    I see tickets on sale for seats located in Orchestra row D partial obstructed, Seat 22 and 24, any comment on those seats, will I miss a lot of the show?

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Stephen – Those are the right side of the venue, so some of the action on that side of the stage will be blocked for you.. If you are looking at obstructed seats, you would ideally want to sit above row G.

      • Stephen Jungersten

        Thank you Jack, I decided on Row T seats 1 and 3, I prefer to have a full view. Appreciate your reply!

  • Peter Catapano

    Wondering if Orch Left row D seats 1,3,5 on the aisle would be too close for 5 foot, 12 year olds? I have the opportunity to get row J also on the aisle there. Advice appreciated.

    • Jack Slingland

      Hi Peter – I’d definitely go with the J’s, that’s one of the best rows to be in.

      • Peter Catapano

        Thanks, Jack. Since Gershwin doesn’t exchange, I may have to stick with the D row seats. I’m assuming the girls will enjoy the show from there, unobstructed, since they are 1,3,5 next to the aisle. Do you know offhand?

        • Jack Slingland

          It may be difficult to see the Dragon that hangs above the stage, but otherwise those should be okay.

        • Erica

          Hi Peter, how were your seats? I’m looking to purchase those exact seats or possibly even two rows up, and any insight would be great. Thanks!

  • VickyG

    Hi. I am looking at seats in the Loge Row DD Seats 1,3. What do you think about these seats? Or Orch Row N seats 18,20. We are short and it is my boyfriend’s first broadway show. I want him to have a great experience. Thanks in advance.

  • Tabitha Norris

    Which would you choose, center orchestra Row D or Row W?

    • Joe Cassitto

      Tabitha – I’d choose Row D! It’s not too close to the stage where you’d sit all the way back in Row W just to avoid it.

    • Joe Cassitto

      Tabitha – I’d choose Row D! It’s not too close to the stage where you’d sit all the way back in Row W just to avoid it.

  • Tabitha Norris

    Which would you choose, center orchestra Row D or Row W?

  • Lourdes Martinez-Nocera

    i was thinking of getting tickets and what I can afford are in Rpw E seat 25, 23 and Row F seat 25. What do you think?

  • Lourdes Martinez-Nocera

    i was thinking of getting tickets and what I can afford are in Rpw E seat 25, 23 and Row F seat 25. What do you think?

  • Jay Azares

    Row O, Seats 13 & 14? First time to the Gershwin and seeing Wicked. Hoping these are good seats.

  • Jay Azares

    Row O, Seats 13 & 14? First time to the Gershwin and seeing Wicked. Hoping these are good seats.

    • Luke Heston

      Hi Jay – You should be very pleased with those seats. Enjoy the show!

    • Luke Heston

      Hi Jay – You should be very pleased with those seats. Enjoy the show!

  • Missy Bugaj-Nudelman

    Should I purchase Orchestra Row M, 107-8 or Orchestra Row N, 107-8?

    • Joe Cassitto

      Missy – I would go with Row M. It’s always better to sit closer to the stage until you get to about the first 6 rows or so. Thanks!

    • Joe Cassitto

      Missy – I would go with Row M. It’s always better to sit closer to the stage until you get to about the first 6 rows or so. Thanks!

  • Missy Bugaj-Nudelman

    Should I purchase Orchestra Row M, 107-8 or Orchestra Row N, 107-8?

  • Carol

    Would you consider FMezz Row D, Seats 107 – 110 good seats?

  • Carol

    Would you consider FMezz Row D, Seats 107 – 110 good seats?

    • Joe Cassitto

      Carol – I would absolutely consider those good seats. Anything in the Front Center Mezzanine would give you a great view.

    • Joe Cassitto

      Carol – I would absolutely consider those good seats. Anything in the Front Center Mezzanine would give you a great view.

  • Jessica

    Oh I should have waited a little bit more since I already bought the ones in row E! (I thought the ones in the H were gone so I went ahead with E quickly but H weren’t gone actually) I guess I would have to comfort myself that I can see all the details better 😉 Thanks for your advice anyway! This post was really helpful.

    • kim arnold

      Jessica, those are the seats I am thinking about purchasing. Can you tell me if you were happy with the seats. For the price, I want to ensure they are worth the money. thank you

  • Jessica

    Oh I should have waited a little bit more since I already bought the ones in row E! (I thought the ones in the H were gone so I went ahead with E quickly but H weren’t gone actually) I guess I would have to comfort myself that I can see all the details better 😉 Thanks for your advice anyway! This post was really helpful.

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