The Marquis Theatre is one of the youngest theatres on Broadway and is currently home to the thrilling show “The Illusionists”. The show features a bunch of super-talented magicians who pull off some of the most thrilling tricks you'll ever see. The original production that was showcased in the year 2012 in Sydney went on to become a smash hit, and it has become a Christmas regular on Broadway since 2014. By name, the Illusionists include Shin Lim, Darcy Oake, Adam Trent, Chloe Crawford, and Colin Cloud - all masters of their craft.
The five performers showcase some of the best tricks up their sleeve - 'The Manipulator' Shin Lim will amaze you with his card tricks; 'The Grand Illusionist' Darcy Oake pulls off some daredevil acts in addition to his trademark dove tricks; Colin Cloud puts forth some incredible observational skills by deciphering audience scerets; Chloe Crawford ups the glamor quotient with her bewitching looks and brain-bending illusions; Adam Trent's charisma and stage-presence while he performs close-up acts is second to none. The Hollywood Reporter has highly appreciated the show in their review - “Tricks with high-class production values reminiscent of Cirque du Soleil.”
If you are planning to watch this mesmerizing Broadway show, then make sure to go through our extensive Marquis Theatre Seating Chart to find yourself the best seats in the house. Also, here's a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for “The Illusionists” on Headout.
Without further ado, let us go through the Marquis theatre seating chart and help you find the best seats for you.
Marquis Theatre Seating Chart
Marquis Theatre - The Illusionists Ticket Prices
Front Orchestra - $99 - $109
Mezzanine - $49 - $169
• Value for money seats
Orchestra - Rear Orchestra
Mezzanine - Front Mezzanine
• If money were no matter
Orchestra - Bang in the middle and right in front of the stage, the seats in the center are the most coveted ones, and as a result, also the most expensive.
Mezzanne - first half of the mezzanine are the most expensive seats.
• Best views of the stage
Orchestra - center orchestra rows F to P.
Front Mezzanine - the front few rows from A to F
• Best Legroom
Row A in Orchestra, row A in mezzanine and corner seats.
Opened in 1986, Marquis theatre is situated on the the third floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel and is renowned for its contemporary layout and modern facilities. Since the construction of the hotel required the demolition of five theatres – the original Helen Hayes, the Bijou, the Morosco, and the last remains of the Astor and the Gaiety; New York City officials made it mandatory for the hotel to include a theater. This gave birth to the Marquis theatre, a 1611-seater venue designed by architect John C. Portman, Jr. Like other popular theatres in New York, such as the Minskoff and the Gershwin theater, Marquis Theater is also managed by the Nederlander Organisation, as part of their nine theatres in New York City.
Portman wanted the Marquis Theatre to be capable of handling any type of live performance and designed it as such with high ceilings, hidden pipes, innovative light and sound source layouts, wide comfortable seats and broad aisles. The Marquis opened on July 9, 1986 with concerts by Shirley Bassey. With time, it went on to become the home of hit Broadway productions such as “Me and My Girl”, “The Goodbye Girl”, “Come Fly Away”, “Peter Pan”, “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie”. The shows currently at home in the Marquis is “The Illusionists”.
With a seating capacity of 1,611 patrons, the Marquis Theatre is one of the bigger Broadway theaters. It features a lavish backstage region, modern acoustics and comfortable seating (no seats in the Marquis Theatre are more than 80 feet from the stage). The high ceilings appropriately hide all lighting and sound equipments, and with no pipes in view, presents unobstructed views from each seat. There is a ramp for wheelchair patrons and the Marriott’s covered entryway is perfect for arriving by car or cab, even in foul weather.
The 1,611 seats of the Marquis Theatre are divided into two prominent sections, the orchestra and the mezzanine. Seating options across the Marquis offer their own unique views and getting the perfect seat; keeping the availability, cost and view in mind; may become a task. Hence, this guide of the Marquis Theatre seating chart will walk you through the theatre and help you get the best seats in the house.
Marquis Theatre Orchestra
The Orchestra section of the Marquis Theatre has a total of 993 seats. These are spread across 25 rows, row A to row Z. Like other theaters on Broadway, row I is skipped as it may lead to a confusion with the number “1”. Longitudinally, the orchestra is divided into three sections - center orchestra, orchestra left and orchestra right.
Check out the real-time seat availability of the Orchestra section in the Marquis Theatre.
The left orchestra seats are spread across 24 rows (A to Y) and are odd numbered. Seats begin at 1 and end at 25, moving from the aisle to the outside.
The center orchestra seats are spread across 25 rows (A to Z). Seats begin at 101 and end at 128, moving left to right.
The right orchestra seats are spread across 24 rows (A to Y) and are even numbered. Seats begin at 2 and end at 26, moving from the aisle to the outside.
The best seats in the Marquis Theatre are in the center orchestra section. Bang in the middle of the stage and right in front of it, the seats in the center are the most coveted ones, and as a result, also the most expensive. A slight gradient in the floor allows visibility to be complete as the rows progress backwards. The views from the orchestra are complete and offer the best look of the stage.
Seats in the side sections of the orchestra are cheaper than the center orchestra seats. To guarantee a good view of the stage, ensure that your seats are closer to the aisle as the furthest seats on the left and right orchestra do keep you away from the far opposite sections of the stage. However, nothing is lost since the arc of the seating layout keeps the stage centered and gives every patron a proper view of the stage. You can purchase cheaper seats in the side orchestra and be safe with your hopes of not missing out on anything.
As a subject of the view it offers, seats in the first half of the center orchestra (Row A-L) are the most expensive seats in the Marquis Theatre. Next up are rows M-T of the center orchestra which are priced similar to the seats in the first half of the side orchestra. These are then followed by the far rows (U-Z) of the center and side orchestra.
Note:Inside aisle seats in the first few rows of the side orchestra may sometimes be priced similar to the front rows of the center orchestra.
This is the best show we have seen in years. The music, dancing and energy are infectious. The cast was wonderful. The acoustics were top notch. We had front row seats. And it was great. A full (terrific) orchestra kept everyone clapping and singing along. The audience gave the cast a well deserved standing ovation. Don't miss this one.
- Arjact, TripAdvisor
Marquis Theater Mezzanine
The Mezzanine section is the only elevated section of the Marquis Theatre and has a total of 585 seats. The Mezzanine section is spread across 12 rows, row A to row M. Again, row I is skipped as it may lead to a confusion with the number “1”. The Mezzanine, like the Orchestra, is further divided into three longitudinal sections - center, left and right mezzanine.
Check out the real-time seat availability of the Mezzanine section in the Marquis Theatre.
The left mezzanine seats are spread across 12 rows (A to M) and are odd numbered. Seats begin at 1 and end at 35, moving from the aisle to the outside.
The center mezzanine seats are again spread across 12 rows (A to M). Seats begin at 101 and end at 118, moving left to right.
The right mezzanine seats are spread across 12 rows (A to M) and are even numbered. Seats begin at 2 and end at 36, moving from the aisle to the outside.
The seats in the first half of the mezzanine are the most expensive seats in the mezzanine section and are costlier than the side and rear orchestra seats. The prices fall as you move further back in the section, with the rear mezzanine seats being the cheapest in the house.
The view of the stage from the last row of center mezzanine was good. My seat was mezzanine B24 which was on the right side of the stage, and I had a good view. I define a good view as being able to see the performers on the stage and not needing my opera glasses to see what they are doing.
- TraveltheGlobe09, TripAdvisor
We had arguably the worst seats in the house (top row in the mezzanine, left most four seats) but they were still excellent seats and we were able to see everything...
- Anon, TripAdvisor
- The theater is located inside the Marquis Theatre. Hence, you are not required to wait outside and brave the weather. You can enter the hotel before the show and enjoy a drink or two at the theater bar.
- The restrooms are located outside the theater lobby, though on the same floor. The lines during the intermission may become an unnecessary queue.
- There are three bars in the theater. There is one full bar and one Absolut bar located on the Orchestra level and one bar located on the Mezzanine level.
- The Marquis Theatre allows one to bring in water or Absolut vodka inside the theater. No other drinks are allowed.
- Since the theater is located inside the Marriott hotel, there are plenty of dining options in the hotel itself.
- If you or someone you are visiting with have physical disabilities, there are seats with folding armrests in these locations: Orchestra A1, A2, F17, F18, K1, K2, P101, P125, S27, S28, T1, T2; Mezzanine K33, K34, L1, L2.
Restaurants Near Marquis Theatre
1. Sardi’s: With roots that can be traced back to 1926, Sardi’s has remained one of the most popular theatres on Broadway since its early days. Serving continental cuisine, the restaurant is open through the week, except on Mondays.
2. Carmine's: One of the most popular restaurants on Broadway, Carmine’s is your answer to home-style Italian food in New York.
3. The View Restaurant & Lounge: The View is an American bar & grill located on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis and offers stunning Times Square views.
4. Haru Sushi: Lovers of sushi and Japanese cuisine should definitely give Haru Sushi a try. It’s a piece of authentic Japan in Times Square.
5. Junior’s: Popular around the globe, its patrons swear by the cheesecake. The restaurant serves the quintessential American deli fare, along with barbeque and a bar.
If you’re looking for more options, how about checking out our in-depth Theater District Restaurant Guide. It has everything you’re looking for. And more.
The Marquis Theatre is located on 210 West 46th Street, New York. It is situated inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel on the third floor, right in the heart of Times Square. Getting to the theater is fairly easy. If you are coming by car, there is plenty of parking space in the hotel as well as paid parking options nearby.
On the other hand, if you’re taking the subway, you can take the lines C, E, 1, 9 to 50th Street or lines B, D, F, Q to 47-50 Streets & 6th Avenue.
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That completes our in-depth look at the Marquis Theatre seating chart. Hopefully, your questions about the theater and how to find the best seats for your show have been answered.
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