Your Guide to Broadway Theater

New York City's "Theater District" — also known as Broadway — boasts 40 different venues to choose from. These theaters have hosted everything from iconic shows like The Lion King and Les Miserables to Off-Broadway-turned-Broadway hits like Rent and Hair. This cluster of theaters, found within an area of Midtown Manhattan, help distinguish the best theater productions from all the rest.

Broadway shows are a popular attraction among tourists and NYC residents alike. Squeeze a Broadway show in between lunch and dinner or make a day of it with our guide to Broadway! We'll tell you what's playing at what theater, what type of show it is, and how to get there. Find a place to stay, choose somewhere to eat, and pick the right show to complete the perfect evening, day-trip, or weekend.

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Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Address:302 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:Kinky Boots
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Formerly known as Martin Beck Theatre, this building was renamed in 2003 to honor famed caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Kodama Sushi, Orso, B. Smith’s

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, The Westin, Milford Plaza Hotel


Ambassador Theatre

Ambassador Theatre

Address:219 West 49th St. (Directions)
Showing:Chicago
Type:Musical
Resources:Official Website

About: Ambassador Theatre houses an unusual interior. Built diagonally, the design was intended to accommodate as many seats as possible.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Serafina, E&E Grill House, Lillie’s

Where to Stay: The Time Hotel, Mayfair Hotel, Amsterdam Court Hotel


American Airlines Theatre

American Airlines Theatre

Address:229 West 42nd St. (Directions)
Showing:Violet
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Erected in 1918, American Airlines Theatre was first known as Selwyn Theatre. It underwent renovations in 1997.

Contact: (212) 719-1300

Where to Eat: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Dave and Buster’s, Above Restaurant

Where to Stay: Hilton, Carter Hotel, Equity Point


August Wilson Theatre

August Wilson Theatre

Address:245 West 52nd St. (Directions)
Showing:Jersey Boys
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: This theatre opened under the name Guild Theatre, but was renamed after playwright August Wilson in 2005.

Contact: (212) 719-1300

Where to Eat: Russian Vodka Room, Touch, Victor’s Café

Where to Stay: Novotel, Hampton Inn, The Manhattan


Belasco Theatre

Belasco Theatre

Address:111 West 44th St. (Directions)
Showing:Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Belasco Theatre is known for its lush décor, including its rich woodwork and murals. A penthouse apartment was part of its initial design; it now serves as an office.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse, Cafe Un Deux Trois, The Long Room

Where to Stay: AKA Times Square, Hotel Mela, The Chatwal


Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Address:242 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:Once
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Former home to CBS Radio, Bernard B. James Theatre was also previously known as Royale Theatre and John Golden Theatre.

Contact: (212) 719-1300

Where to Eat: Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse, Daniela's Trattoria, Playwright Celtic Pub

Where to Stay: The Milford NYC, Paramount Hotel, Carter Hotel


Booth Theatre

Booth Theatre

Address:222 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:The Velocity of Autumn
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: Not to be confused with Booth's Theatre, this was named after 19th-century actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth.

Contact: (212) 719-1300

Where to Eat: Jekyll & Hyde Club, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar, Sardi's Restaurant

Where to Stay: Marriott Marquis Hotel, Paramount Hotel, W Hotel


Broadhurst Theatre

Broadhurst Theatre

Address:235 West 44th St. (Directions)
Showing:Mamma Mia!
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Named after George Howells Broadhurst, American dramatist, this theatre was meant to resemble the style of the neighboring Shubert and Booth theatres.

Contact: (212) 719-1300

Where to Eat: Sardi's Restaurant, Angus McIndoe Restaurant, John's Pizzeria

Where to Stay: Carter Hotel, The Milford NYC, The Westin


Broadway Theatre

Broadway Theatre

Address:1681 Broadway (Directions)
Showing:Cinderella
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: One of only five theatres that actually face Broadway, the St., this theatre began by showing films, most notably, "Steamboat Willie."

Contact: (212) 975-6644

Where to Eat: Crumbs Bake Shop, Café Nicole, Mr. Robata Grill and Sushi Bar

Where to Stay: Novotel, Sheraton, The Michelangelo Hotel


Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Address:256 West 47th St. (Directions)
Showing:After Midnight
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: This theatre opened in 1926, and was renovated in 2000 to restore some of its initial décor including its original chandelier that had been removed over 40 years ago.

Contact: (212) 719-4099

Where to Eat: The Mean Fiddler, Glass House Tavern, Scarlatto

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, New York Inn, Hotel Edison


Circle in the Square Theatre

Circle in the Square Theatre

Address:1633 Broadway (Directions)
Showing:Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: The original Circle in the Square Theatre was never actually licensed to show theatre shows. Its present location is now within the Paramount Plaza office tower.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: City Chow, Cosi, Emmett O'Lunney's

Where to Stay: Amsterdam Court Hotel, The Manhattan, The Time Hotel


Cort Theatre

Cort Theatre

Address:138 West 48th St. (Directions)
Showing:N/A
Type:N/A
Resources: Official Website

About: A designated New York City landmark, Cort Theatre was modeled after Petit Trianon in Versailles, with its interior designed to mimic the style of the era of Louis XVI.

Contact: (212) 239-2820

Where to Eat: Aspen, Dervish Restaurant, Pig ‘N’ Whistle

Where to Stay: Stay Hotel, Sanctuary Hotel, Renaissance Hotel


Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Address:243 West 47th St. (Directions)
Showing:A Raisin in the Sun
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: Ethel Barrymore starred in this theatre's 1928 debut play The Kingdom of God. It’s one of the few Broadway theatres that hasn’t been used for other purposes throughout its years.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Trattoria Trecolori, Glass House Tavern, Scarlatto

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, New York Inn, Hotel Edison


Eugene O’Neill Theatre

Eugene O’Neill Theatre

Address:230 West 49th St. (Directions)
Showing:The Book of Mormon
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Built as part of a theatre-hotel complex in 1925, this theatre was named to honor the American playwright. It was built for the Shuberts, and first named for Edwin Forrest.

Contact: (212) 840-8181

Where to Eat: Lillie’s, Saigon 48, La Masseria

Where to Stay: Mayfair Hotel, Amsterdam Court Hotel, Best Western


Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

Address:236 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:The Bridges of Madison County
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: Originally leased to Arthur Hopkins, who achieved substantial success in booking it, this theatre returned to its original owners, the Shuberts, in 1948.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Crossroads American Kitchen & Bar, The View, Carmine’s

Where to Stay: W Hotel, Marriott Marquis Hotel, Double Tree


Gershwin Theatre

Gershwin Theatre

Address:222 West 51st St. (Directions)
Showing:Wicked
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: With an Art Nouveau style, Gerswin Theatre has the higest capacity of any Broadway theatre with a whopping 1,933 seats.

Contact: (212) 586-6510

Where to Eat: Tom and Toon, Natsumi Restaurant, Toloache

Where to Stay: Amsterdam Court Hotel, The Michelangelo Hotel, Crowne Plaza


Helen Hayes Theatre

Helen Hayes Theatre

Address:240 West 44th St. (Directions)
Showing:Rock of Ages
Type:Musical
Resources: Wikipedia

About: Once called Little Theatre, this is the smallest of all the Broadway theatres with just 597 seats.

Contact: (212) 944-9457

Where to Eat: Angus McIndoe Restaurant, Sardi’s, John’s Pizzeria

Where to Stay: Carter Hotel, Intercontinental New York, Paramount Hotel


Imperial Theatre

Imperial Theatre

Address:249 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:Les Miserables
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Imperial Theatre was constructed to replace the Shubert Organization’s Lyric Theatre, and become the company’s fiftieth venue in NYC.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pergola des Artistes, LyBane Wine Bar, Paramount Bar & Grill

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Hotel Edison, The Milford NYC


John Golden Theatre

John Golden Theatre

Address:252 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:Mothers and Sons
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: John Golden Theatre opened in 1927 with a play about puppets called Puppets of Passion. Seventy-six years later, Avenue Q, another puppet-based show debuted there.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Frankie & Johnnie’s Steakhouse, Daniela's Trattoria, LyBane Wine Bar

Where to Stay: The Milford NYC, Paramount Hotel, Carter Hotel


Longacre Theatre

Longacre Theatre

Address:220 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:Of Mice and Men
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: Harry Frazee, owner of the Boston Red Sox, famously sold Babe Ruth’s contract to the New York Yankees in order to make money for his theatrical expenses like Longacre Theatre. It’s now believed a curse haunts the theatre.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Hurley's Steak and Seafood, La Masseria, Saigon 48

Where to Stay: Best Western, The Time Hotel, Crowne Plaza


Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Address:205 West 46th St. (Directions)
Showing:Motown: The Musical
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Lunt-Fontanne's original design included a ceiling that could roll back to reveal the sky and temperature control for each seat. Alas, there's no record of either ever coming to fruition.

Contact: (212) 575-9200

Where to Eat: Sofia’s, Café Edison, Rum House

Where to Stay: Edison Hotel, Paramount Hotel, Double Tree


Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

Address:149 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:The Realistic Joneses
Type:Musical
Resources: Wikipedia

About: The first theatre to be granted landmark status, Lyceum continues to operate under its original name. It's the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in New York City.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Bond 45, O'Lunney's, Le Marais

Where to Stay: The Night Hotel, Room Mate Grace Hotel, The Muse Hotel


Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre

Address:213 West 42nd St. (Directions)
Showing:N/A
Type:N/A
Resources: Official Website

About: Briefly known as Foxwoods, this theatre was condemned and demolished in the early 1990s. It was rebuilt with elements from the original theatre incorporated into the new design.

Contact: (212) 556-4750

Where to Eat: Pinnacle Bar, Applebee's, Europa Café

Where to Stay: Hilton Times Square, Equity Point, Casablanca Hotel


Majestic Theatre

Majestic Theatre

Address:247 West 44th St. (Directions)
Showing:The Phantom of the Opera
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Majestic Theatre is among the largest, offering more than 1,600 seats. Phantom of the Opera, which recently celebrated 25 years, has called this theatre home since 1988.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: John's Pizzeria, Angus McIndoe Restaurant, Sardi’s

Where to Stay: Carter Hotel, The Milford NYC, The Westin


Marquis Theatre

Marquis Theatre

Address:1535 Broadway (Directions)
Showing:N/A
Type:N/A
Resources: Official Website

About: Located on the third floor of the Mariott Marquis Hotel, this theatre pays homage to the five theatres that were demolished in order to make room for the hotel it's nestled in.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Crossroads, Patzeria Pizza, The Living Room Bar

Where to Stay: Marriott Marquis Hotel, W Hotel, DoubleTree Suites


Minskoff Theatre

Minskoff Theatre

Address:200 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:The Lion King
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Home of The Lion King, Minskoff Theatre has previously hosted musicals, concerts, and dance companies.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: The View, Nuchas, Junior's Restaurant

Where to Stay: The Night Hotel, Marriott Marquis Hotel, W Hotel


Music Box Theatre

Music Box Theatre

Address:239 West 45th St. (Directions)
Showing:Pippin
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: An intimate venue, Music Box Theatre featured the work of playwright William Inge, creator of Picnic, in the 1950s.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pergola des Artistes, Jekyll & Hyde Club, Paramount Bar & Grill

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Marriott Marquis Hotel, The Milford NYC


Nederlander Theatre

Nederlander Theatre

Address:208 West 41st St. (Directions)
Showing:Newsies! The Musical
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: Rent debuted at Nederlander Theatre. The rock opera was so successful that the interior of the theatre was transformed to resemble a nightclub.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pinnacle Bar, Dave and Buster’s, Above Restaurant

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Hotel Edison, The Milford NYC


Neil Simon Theatre

Neil Simon Theatre

Address:250 West 52nd St. (Directions)
Showing:All the Way
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: Once known as the Alvin Theatre, this venue was renamed after the American playwright Neil Simon in 1983. Liza Minnelli famously made her Broadway debut here.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Russian Vodka Room, Touch, Victor’s Café

Where to Stay: Novotel, Hampton Inn, The Manhattan


New Amsterdam Theatre

New Amsterdam Theatre

Address:214 West 42nd St. (Directions)
Showing:Aladdin
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: New Amsterdam Theatre was built in 1902-1903, and briefly used as a movie theatre in the 1930s. It boasts a Beaux-Arts exterior and an Art Nouveau interior.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pinnacle Bar, Above Restaurant, Pax Wholesome Foods

Where to Stay: Hilton Times Square, Carter Hotel, Equity Point


Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Address:1564 Broadway (Directions)
Showing:N/A
Type:N/A
Resources: Official Website

About: From 1913 until 1929, the Palace was the most desired booking in the U.S. among vaudeville performers. In 1966, it re-launched and became home to Beauty and the Beast.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Ad Lib, Famous Dave's B-B-Q, Gingers

Where to Stay:W Hotel, Stay Hotel, Double Tree


Richard Rodgers Theatre

Richard Rodgers Theatre

Address:226 West 46th St. (Directions)
Showing:If/Then
Type:Play
Resources: Official Website

About: Richard Rodgers Theatre has housed the most Tony Award-winning shows. It was the first theatre to allow all patrons to enter through the same door; previously, they were separated by ticket price.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pergola des Artistes, Paramount Bar & Grill, Sofia’s

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Hotel Edison, Marriott Marquis Hotel


Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Address:261 West 47th St. (Directions)
Showing:N/A
Type:N/A
Resources: Wikipedia

About: Hair first opened at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in 1968. A fire in 1987 destroyed the interior, leaving the building abandoned for 14 years. It was finally revamped in 2001.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: The Mean Fiddler, Glass House Tavern, Scarlatto

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, New York Inn, Best Western


Shubert Theatre

Shubert Theatre

Address:225 West 44th St. (Directions)
Showing:Matilda the Musical
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: With a Venetian Renaissance façade, Shubert Theatre opened in 1913 with a series of Shakespeare plays. It has been a returning venue for the Tony Awards.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Jekyll & Hyde Club, Guy's American Kitchen, Sardi's Restaurant

Where to Stay: Carter Hotel, The Milford NYC, The Westin


St. James Theatre

St. James Theatre

Address:246 West 44th St. (Directions)
Showing:Bullets Over Broadway
Type:Musical
Resources: Official Website

About: The Astor family named this theatre, which has showed such plays as Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly!, and The Producers.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pergola des Artistes, LyBane Wine Bar, Paramount Bar & Grill

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Hotel Edison, The Milford NYC


Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Stephen Sondheim Theatre

Address:124 West 43rd St. (Directions)
Showing:Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Type:Musical
Resources: Wikipedia

About: Stephen Sondheim Theatre spent some time as a porn theater and nightclub. The initial venue had 950 seats until a renovation in the mid-2000s added nearly 100 additional more.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Tony's Di Napoli, Brooklyn Diner, Heartland Brewery & Chophouse

Where to Stay: Casablanca Hotel, Hotel Mela, The Chatwal


Studio 54

Studio 54

Address:254 West 54th St. (Directions)
Showing:Cabaret
Type:Musical
Resources: Wikipedia

About: In the late 1970s, Studio 54 was a world-renowned nightclub. It swapped to a theatre in 1998; 54 Below, a restaurant/nightclub in the basement, pays homage to the venue's original purpose.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pergola des Artistes, LyBane Wine Bar, Paramount Bar & Grill

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Hotel Edison, The Milford NYC


Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

Address:150 West 65th St. (Directions)
Showing:Act One
Type:Play
Resources: Wikipedia

About: The only Broadway theatre not located near Times Square, Vivian Beaument Theatre had a $6.5 million renovation in the early 1980s.

Contact: (815) 477-5076

Where to Eat: Pergola des Artistes, LyBane Wine Bar, Paramount Bar & Grill

Where to Stay: Paramount Hotel, Hotel Edison, The Milford NYC


Walter Kerr Theatre

Walter Kerr Theatre

Address: 219 West 48th St. (Directions)
Showing:A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Type:Musical
Resources: Wikipedia

About: Walter Kerr Theatre has been everything from a radio studio to completely vacant. On the smaller side, this theatre has hosted seven Tony Award-winning plays including Clybourne Park.

Contact: (212) 239-2974

Where to Eat: Hurley's Steak and Seafood, La Masseria, Aoki

Where to Stay: Best Western, The Time Hotel, Crowne Plaza


Winter Garden Theatre

Winter Garden Theatre

Address: 1634 Broadway (Directions)
Showing:Rocky the Musical
Type:Musical
Resources: Wikipedia

About: With a stage wider than most, Winter Garden Theatre has its main entrance and marquee located on Broadway and was home to Cats, which ran for nine years.

Contact: (212) 239-6200

Where to Eat: Ellen's Stardust Diner, Nan King Chinese Cuisine, Cosi

Where to Stay: The Manhattan, Novotel, The Michelangelo Hotel

Additional Broadway Resources

Though some Broadway shows run for months and years, others have a limited duration. For a complete list, check out our Broadway shows page. Craving a taste of Broadway elsewhere in the U.S.? Stop by the Broadway on Tour page. Or check out some of our favorite Broadway blog posts, listed below.