Upon the Dec. 1 launch of its beta version, the Playbill Vault includes information on over 10,000 shows and 120,000 actors, creative teams and crew members who have worked or are currently working on Broadway, with content being added on a daily basis.
The size of a theatre subtly influences your theatregoing experience. Some shows play better in an intimate space with a smaller audience; some extravaganzas play better in a big space with a big crowd. By definition Broadway theatres must have 499 seats or more. The biggest is more than three times that size. Smaller theatres tend to house plays, while bigger theatres usually host musicals. Which Broadway theatre has the most seats, and which has the fewest? And, how big is the theatre where your favorite show is playing? Find out in the "Grosses" section of the Playbill Vault. Look in the column "Seats Sold/Seats in Theatre." The bottom number is the number of seats in that theatre; the top one is the number of seats that were sold over eight performances last week.
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Biggest Broadway Theatre: The Foxwoods with 1,930 seats
Smallest Broadway Theatre: The Helen Hayes with 583 seats