The Walter Kerr Theatre, located at 219 West 48th Street, will be the host of the Broadway musical, Hadestown.
It is one of the most intimate theatres on Broadway, with a capacity of approximately 975. With a venue this small, there isn’t necessarily a bad seat in the house, but not all seats are created equal. Before you buy your Hadestown tickets, it is important to educate yourself on the seating layout at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Below you will find everything you need to know including row and seat numbers, seat views, obstructed views, best and worst seats and more.
Walter Kerr Theatre Seating Chart
Orchestra Seating at Walter Kerr Theater
Typically, you want to avoid the first couple rows at Broadway theatres because of the height of the stage, but that isn’t the case at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Row A will be the best seats in the house, but the typical ‘best theatre seats’ in rows E-L are still going to provide a fantastic view of the performance.
If you are looking at tickets in the Center Orchestra or Center Mezzanine sections, the seat numbers are not nearly as important as if you are looking at the Side Orchestra sections. Unfortunately the box office doesn’t label their tickets with great detail. They either say Center Orchestra or Orchestra. This can sometimes be misleading. If you buy tickets that say “Orchestra,” that means they will be on the side. If you only want to be in the center, make sure you are only looking at tickets that are labelled Center Orchestra!
Therefore, as a rule of thumb if you are buying tickets on the side sections, I only recommend buying tickets where the seller discloses the seat numbers. While tickets that don’t include notes or seat numbers will often be listed for less money, I suggest that you assume that those seats are the least favorable seats in the row (if you are fine with the price and location, buy them ASAP).
Mezzanine Seating at Walter Kerr Theatre
Some frequent theater attendees will tell you that they prefer the first row in the Mezzanine to seats down in the orchestra level. That may hold true for WKT since the venue is intimate and Mezzanine level overhangs at Orchestra row H-J. Our customers have not complained about the height of the railing in this level being too high, as it can be in other venues. And also unlike many Broadway theaters, the very sides of the Mezzanine are not obstructed and could prove to be the best valued tickets for Hadestown.
Balcony Seating at Walter Kerr Theatre
The balcony seating is the least desirable option at the Walter Kerry Theatre. One review of these seats noted that, “it is not a balcony, but rather the catwalk for the spotlights”. That is probably a bit harsh. However, because of the lighting fixture surrounding the balcony, other theatre goers have noted that you do need to lean forward a bit to get a full view of the stage.
There is an incline from row A to row B in the balcony, so you shouldn’t have trouble viewing the stage in row B as long you don’t have someone tall in the seat in front of you.
Walter Kerr Theatre 3d Seating Chart
This (blurry) image give you an idea of the distance and slope of the orchestra, mezzanine and balcony sections at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Because of the tight seating, the slope is fairly steep in the mezzanine sections.
This picture helps do it justice, as well as illustrate the height of the balcony section.
Walter Kerr Theatre Leg Room
With intimate theatres comes tight seating, even for those of average height and width. The aisle seats will afford the most legroom, but if you can’t get your hands on a set of those the orchestra does have a bit more legroom than the mezzanine.
Where to Buy Cheaper Hadestown Tickets
Most other ticket marketplaces charge high service fees in addition to the listed price, but not TickPick. Tickets to Hadestown can be expensive, due to the high demand, and they will likely sellout shortly after the on sale. Once that happens, the best place for you to score tickets is from TickPick. We don’t charge any additional service like our competition, giving us tickets that are 10% cheaper than our leading competitor, for the same seats. Browse our selection of Hadestown Tickets.