August Wilson Theatre Seating Chart

As August Wilson Theatre is an intimate venue, it has often been noted that there is not a “bad” seat in the house! There is seating in both Orchestra and Mezzanine sections: all Orchestra seats are located one level above the main theatre lobby, and Mezzanine seats are located up one flight of stairs.

august wilson theatre seating chart

Unlike other theaters, The August Wilson Theatre lacks traditional box seats and a proscenium arch. Instead, it features side walls that finish at the stage, making for a wider view. In 1995, false balconies were installed, as well as exit doors, a restored frieze, orange seating, and green/gold carpets.

Emergency exits are located in the north and south of the theater, with enclosed staircases leading to 52nd Street.

The best seats in the house are in Center Orchestra rows E-J, or rows B-C in the Center Mezzanine. There are also budget-friendly seats in the middle rows of Orchestra Left and Right, or the back of the Mezzanine.

Orchestra Location:

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra via a set of 25 steps up from the main entrance of the theatre to the Orchestra level. However, direct access is granted to the Orchestra level by an entrance on 52nd Street, via a Stair Lift. Seating for wheelchair users is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:

Mezzanine seating is located on the 2nd level, up 16 steps from the Orchestra level. In addition to this, there are 6 steps up from the Mezzanine lobby to the Mezzanine entrance (located behind row E), and an additional 19 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Also, please note that on the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row.

accessible seating

There are multiple accessible seating options at the theater, including:

  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Aisle transfer seating
  • Companion seating
  • Vision/hearing-accessible seating.

You can find wheelchair-accessible locations in the Orchestra and West Mezzanine, accessible via an elevator to Mezzanine Table Seating 2.

Unfortunately, August Wilson Theatre is not fully wheelchair accessible, with 8 steps down into the main entrance of the theatre from the sidewalk and 25 steps up from there to the Orchestra level. Please be aware that the August Wilson theatre does not have an elevator to the Mezzanine, however all staircases have handrails.