On April 3rd, we announced our 47th season line-up of Defining Moments, and asked a few members of the ATP family to tell us about their favourite seats in our home of the Martha Cohen Theatre. Read on to learn about Manisha, Kara, and Sharon’s recommendations!
“There is no such thing as a bad seat in Martha Cohen Theatre. I am not very tall and worried that if I sat further back in the Orchestra, in Tier One, or in Tier Two, I wouldn’t be able to see what’s happening on stage. I had an assumption that any person sitting in front of me would obstruct my view. I found out that I was totally wrong. I am able to see the whole play no matter where I sit in the theatre. But if I had to choose a favourite, I would choose any middle seat in the centre of the Orchestra, somewhere between rows E and G. These seats are not very close to the stage, nor are they too far back. In these seats, I find I have the best view of the actors on stage, no matter where they perform.” – Manisha, Ticket Sales Coordinator.
“I’ve tried a lot of different seats in the theatre. My favourite would be row A in Tier I because it’s an unobstructed bird’s-eye view. I also sometimes prefer to be closer to the stage because it makes me feel more connected with what is happening in the play. Another favourite is seats 5 and 6 of Row D in the Orchestra. It’s just a few seats in off of the aisle and close enough to really get involved with the play.” – Sharon, Front of House Manager.
“I have seen the beautiful Martha Cohen Theatre in many different staging configurations, and my favourite viewing location for any of them is at either end of the horseshoe on Tier I. I love that not only can I see the actors quite close up and how the characters interact with each other, but I also get a chance to see how other audience members are reacting. Oh, and I can also see those of you in the orchestra who think you are sneakily looking at your cellphones during the show!” – Dianne, Producer.
“My favourite seats in the theatre are in the middle third of the Orchestra, or at the very front of Mezzanine left or right. I like being close in so that I’m able to really see the nuances of the actors’ performances. That’s why I’m incredibly excited about the Thrust Stage coming back to the Martha Cohen Theatre for the 2018/19 season. This configuration puts you that much closer to the action – and those Mezz left/right seats sit you practically eye-to-eye with the performers. It’s a totally unique and wonderful theatre-going experience.” – Kara, Marketing and Communications Coordinator.