Definition of orchestra seat in English:

orchestra seat


North American
  • A seat on the ground floor in a theatre.

    ‘the high demand for prime orchestra seats’
    • ‘The cheapest balcony seats were almost as costly as the best orchestra seats.’
    • ‘The audience surrounds the stage, which is elevated slightly higher than the adjacent orchestra seats.’
    • ‘He gallantly guided his wife to their orchestra seats with his hand on the small of her back.’
    • ‘Whatever event was taking place downstairs reverberated through the parquet floors of the prime orchestra seats.’
    • ‘Hundreds of hopeful ticket buyers waited hours in lines for a chance to pony up as much as $450 for a premium orchestra seat to the much-anticipated show.’
    • ‘The orchestra seats slope upwards towards the stage in a gradual incline that makes the 9-foot-high stage seem even higher.’
    • ‘He took me straight to the ticket window, past hundreds of anxious tourists and theatregoers, and got me an orchestra seat.’
    • ‘He does not have an especially strong voice as it is, and even from prime orchestra seats one had trouble hearing him.’
    • ‘The house was embarrassingly empty, the orchestra seats not half filled.’
    • ‘The mezzanine section of a theater is sandwiched in between the orchestra seats and the balcony.’