This guide on the Winter Garden 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.
30-Second Takeaway: Winter Garden Theatre
- The Winter Garden Theatre has a seating capacity of 1526 seats, making it bigger than most Broadway theatres.
- The seats in this theatre are divided into two primary section, orchestra and mezzanine, with additional seating available at the box and standing row.
- The Winter Garden Theatre orchestra has 1000 seats, making it one of the biggest orchestra section in the Theatre District.
- The elevated mezzanine, on the other hand, is decidedly smaller, with a total seat count of 486.
- The remaining seats are spread across the two boxes on either side with a total count of 40, and standing room with a capacity of 33.
- While the Winter Garden Theatre has been many epic musicals over the last decade, it’s currently home to the smash hit rock musical, School of Rock.
- School of Rock is a multiple Tony nominated show that has found popularity amongst all age groups. Given this fact, the average occupancy rate is 75% to 80%. Thus, the best seats, i.e. front orchestra and front mezzanine, sell out fast and if you wait for the last moment to book your tickets, you’ll only get average seats.
- If you're planning your trip for a future date, you can book your tickets up to 90 days in advance on Headout. Headout offers a best price guarantee, which means you can get the cheapest tickets for the hottest Broadway shows of the season.
Navigating the Winter Garden Theatre Seating Chart
Given that the front row seats are the most expensive too, they are not an option for everyone. But that’s where the middle rows of both sections come into play. Both the orchestra and the mezzanine have decent middle row seats that offer a clean look at the stage and aren’t too heavy on the pockets!
Specifically, Rows H to P in the orchestra and Rows F to M in the mezzanine, fall in the value for money category with average ticket prices falling in the range of $80 to $150.
Winter Garden Theatre Orchestra
The orchestra section in Winter Garden Theatre is larger than your regular Broadway theatre with a total seat count of 1000. The seats are divided into three subsections segregated by aisles that run on each side of the center orchestra section.
The left orchestra seats are odd numbered and fall in the range of 1 to 39 while the right orchestra has even numbered seats that fall in the range of 2-40. The center orchestra, which is also the biggest subsection, has subsequently numbered seats falling in the range of 101 to 120. All three sections have 22 rows in total extending from A, which is closest to the stage, to V which makes for the last row.
Winter Garden Theatre Mezzanine
The Winter Garden Theatre Mezzanine section is divided into four subsections with varying seat counts, bringing the total count to 486 seats.
The corner left section is the smallest with 7 rows (A-G) and odd numbered seats in the range of 1-23. The corner right section, on the other hand, is the largest with 9 rows in total (A-I) and even numbered seats falling in the range of 2-46. The center left section is odd numbered with seats numbered between 101-139 while the center right section has even numbered seats falling in the range of 102-144.
Which Seats Offer the Best View?
Marking a difference from your regular Broadway theatre, the Winter Garden is wider than it’s longer. What that means when it comes to viewing angles is that the corner seats on either side of the theatre, across both the orchestra and the mezzanine, don’t offer a clear view of the stage.
Understandably, the middle seats of premium orchestra (A-E) are considered the best in the theatre, offering a direct, unobstructed view of the stage. The price tag for these premium orchestra seats is also the heftiest in the theatre.
While premium orchestra seats are considered the best, there are many who prefer the middle seats of the front mezzanine. Specifically, the seats 101 to 114 in rows A to C, are preferred by many given that the elevation offers an overall better look at the stage.
Which Seats/Section Offer the Best Value for Money?
While both the premium orchestra and front mezzanine seats are amongst the most expensive in the theatre, there are some value for money options available for people who aren’t willing to spend too much on their Broadway experience.
In the orchestra section, seats in the middle rows (F to O) are relatively cheaper than the premium orchestra seats while offering a good look at the stage. When it comes to the mezzanine section, the middle two sections, both odd and even numbered have good seats in rows D and E.
How Far in Advance Should you Book School of Rock The Musical Tickets?
School of Rock is a fairly popular show with average theatre occupancy ranging anywhere between 75% to 80%. This means that the best seats in the house, namely premium orchestra and front mezzanine, and even the value for money seats i.e. middle orchestra and mezzanine tend to fill up pretty early.
Our recommendation would be to book your tickets at least a few weeks in advance if you want the best seats in the theatre. Headout allows you to book seats up to 90 days in advance! Click here to check out the real-time seat availability and pricing for the School of Rock.