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The Ferryman seating question

Alex172005
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The Ferryman seating question#1
Posted: 12/4/18 at 10:28am

Hi, I looked to see if this had been asked but couldn't find anything.

I'm currently looking into buying tickets for The Ferryman in June, and my wife and I typically like to buy premium seats for plays. When I looked at the seating chart, I noticed that there is a large chunk of regularly priced seats boxed in between a bunch of Premium Seats in the Center Orchestra (3rd and 4th rows).

Does anybody know why this is? Is there some sort of obstruction? Sorry if this has been asked/answered. If there's no obstruction or even a minor obstruction, I'm all for saving a couple hundred dollars. If there's something there that will greatly affect the experience then I'd rather just pay more or sit in the mezzanine. Thanks.

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The Ferryman seating question#2
Posted: 12/4/18 at 10:46am

Telecharge's pricing is weird sometimes. Those seats are completely unobstructed, and arguably better than those in the first 2 rows. Save the money!

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The Ferryman seating question#3
Posted: 12/4/18 at 10:48am

I sat in the sixth row, dead center. Perfect seats. Stage is at eye level with no obstructions.

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The Ferryman seating question#4
Posted: 12/4/18 at 10:53am

Thank you both! Just seemed odd. We prefer sitting at least 7 rows back but for $200 less the 4th row sounds great! haha

Thanks again.

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The Ferryman seating question#5
Posted: 12/4/18 at 11:35am

Alex172005 said: "Thank you both! Just seemed odd. We prefer sittingat least 7 rows back but for $200 less the 4th row sounds great! haha

Thanks again.
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I agree that you should go with cheaper seats. I actually sat very front row - and had the most thrilling experience. Have fun!

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The Ferryman seating question#6
Posted: 12/4/18 at 12:36pm

I got to see it last week and we sat 2nd row, house left and it was a great seat. the row just behind us was premium (we paid regular price) and there just can't be any difference--except they have to make some premium i guess.  I noticed all first row premium center orchestra are less than 2nd row premium orchestra.  I have a question--has anyone sat house right in front row (which are only 89.00) or further back but near the wall--all are slightly less than those closest to aisle.  i imagine there must be a partial view. but house right gives you a better view of the girls dancing etc.  Anyway I would love to hear where people sat because i am going back in February but the same 2nd row seats i sat in are now premium.  I will pay 180 for seats but not 300.  a great show!  would love to hear where people sat and what the view was or the benefits of that seat.

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The Ferryman seating question#7
Posted: 12/4/18 at 2:09pm

I’ve seen the show twice. Aisle row E orch right  and aisle center orch row g.  Views were fine from both,  but legroom is tight. The man next to me was cramped bc he was 6’2”.   Seats are narrow for heavy folks.  Only thing I hated was cig smoking. Doesn’t matter if it’s herbal cigs.  Folks with breathing problems have problems with the smoke be it herbs, tobacco, candles, etc. Front two rows r Very  close  to stage.  

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The Ferryman seating question#8
Posted: 12/5/18 at 10:22am

Thanks JayElle--I agree with the lack of leg room.  I think the first row is a bit close. just wish they offered some of the center orchestra that is not premium. can't imagine they are sold out of those already.  wish i knew how to get some of those seats.  maybe they release them later.  anyone else sit house right near the wall  and what is the view?  Thanks again

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The Ferryman seating question#9
Posted: 12/5/18 at 1:36pm

I rushed the show in early October and our seats were the last two on house right, about the fifth or sixth row, and we had a great view of about 95% of the stage, the only thing we missed was the higher edge of the staircase in the house set, all the way stage left.

 

I didn't realize until we were leaving the theater at the end that the staircase was probably 20 feet tall, but otherwise a great view.

What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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The Ferryman seating question#10
Posted: 12/6/18 at 12:35am
I have sat on both extreme sides and I like the right side better. You miss more on the far left than the far right. I did move seats after each act which a usher approved and agree that 3rd Row or father back center is perfect! This show is so good so enjoy!
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The Ferryman seating question#11
Posted: 12/6/18 at 8:22am

Thank you for the insights. i figured on far right you might miss Aunt Pat but it makes sense that the upper staircase is blocked. great advice--as much as i loved row two i do believe a little distance by a couple of rows will help because the stage is so deep.  but i agree a great show and i am looking forward to seeing it again in February.

 

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The Ferryman seating question#12
Posted: 12/6/18 at 3:29pm
I was two seats from the end on the right and you don’t miss pat at all.
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The Ferryman seating question#13
Posted: 12/30/18 at 1:12am

Just saw this tonight. Do NOT sit in audience right the first 5 rows. The way the play is staged there is a chair placed near the edge of the stage blocking the view of pretty much everything Center stage. Especially when the actors sat in it. I knew my seat was limited view but it was pretty ridiculous. None the less, I enjoyed the show - I imagined it as a radio play at times :)

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The Ferryman seating question#14
Posted: 12/30/18 at 6:47pm

Are there any obstructions for audience members in left orchestra? I could get 2nd row on the center aisle of Left Orchestra for $109 with the discount. 

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The Ferryman seating question#15
Posted: 12/30/18 at 10:00pm

LesWickedly said: "Are there any obstructions for audience members in left orchestra? I could get 2nd row on the center aisle of Left Orchestra for $109 with the discount."

If you’re center aisle you’ll be great! Is it marked limited view?

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The Ferryman seating question#16
Posted: 12/31/18 at 12:18am

blm2323 said: "LesWickedly said: "Are there any obstructions for audience members in left orchestra? I could get 2nd row on the center aisle of Left Orchestra for $109 with the discount."

If you’re center aisle you’ll be great! Is it marked limited view?
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Nope but neither are the rows behind the first row in right orchestra, even though the chair would be a problem for the first few. Just wanted to make sure, but seems like someone a few posts above sat there and had a great view.

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The Ferryman seating question#17
Posted: 1/1/19 at 4:18pm

We were Mezz Row D far house left-- none of the staging is obstructed although we couldn't see the window wall at all. The real issue is those mezzanine seats are hopeless when it comes to knee room, and I'm only 5'-5"! My husband had it really bad at 5'-10". Be forewarned!

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The Ferryman seating question#18
Posted: 1/20/19 at 9:38pm

LesWickedly said: "Are there any obstructions for audience members in left orchestra? I could get 2nd row on the center aisle of Left Orchestra for $109 with the discount."

Did you end up getting this seat? I think this is the exact seat I'm looking at (B1) - Orch Left, 2nd row, on the aisle.

From what I'm reading in this thread, it looks like this would be a better choice than Orch Right 2nd row on the aisle.

Anyone else have any input?  

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The Ferryman seating question#19
Posted: 1/21/19 at 12:58am
Eliza, yes I switched to B 1. Defitnely a better choice over B 2 because A 2 is considered partial view, so B 2 while not technically obstructed, will still probably be effected.
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The Ferryman seating question#20
Posted: 4/26/19 at 9:34am

I know there is not a bad choice here but if you had a choice for The Ferryman would you go with Seat Orch F1 &3, F2&4 or J1 &3.  

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The Ferryman seating question#21
Posted: 4/26/19 at 9:56am

Gpvegas said: "I know there is not a bad choice here but if you had a choice for The Ferryman would you go with Seat OrchF1 &3, F2&4 or J1 &3.

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I sat in row J orchestra center, and, if I had to choose, I would pick F 2-4, simply because I think the staging lends itself to being viewed from house right.

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The Ferryman seating question#22
Posted: 4/26/19 at 11:44am

I wasn't sure if row F was a little too close since it was slightly to the side.  

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The Ferryman seating question#23
Posted: 4/26/19 at 1:49pm

Ok, full disclosure I am a bit obsessive compulsive about things.  So I have done a lot of research and after that I have no idea what to think.  Is house left or right better?  Depends on who answers.  Some say don't sit on the right as there is a chair blocking the stage and others say left is the side to be on.   I would assume row F seats 1&3 or seat 2&4 will be great.   

Updated On: 4/26/19 at 01:49 PM