Updated January 01, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 7 Best Binoculars For Theater

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in December of 2018. Have your seats ever been so far back that you can't make out the details in the costumes or set, much less the expressions on the actors' faces? Next time you go to the opera or take in a Broadway show, make sure you have a pair of these theater binoculars with you. Many are designed with a wide field of view specifically for performance arts, so you can take in the whole stage. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best binocular for theater on Amazon.

7. Wingspan Feather

6. Pentax Papilio II

5. LaScala Optics Iolanta

4. Aomekie Mini

3. ESSLNB Compact

2. Bushnell Xtra-Wide

1. Levenhuk Broadway 325F

Editor's Notes

December 31, 2018:

While there are very many compact binoculars that would be easy to take to theater events, they often have magnification of 8 or more, which is more powerful than desirable for theater. Our selections are mostly in the 3-to-5 power range, which is recommended for theater so that you can take in more of the action without having to move the binoculars around.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on January 01, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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