Booth Theatre

222 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10019

Booth Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By Subway, take the A/C/E to 42nd Street, walk north on Eight Avenue and then turn right onto 45th Street. Or take the 1/2/3 to 42nd Street, walk north on Seventh Avenue and then make a left onto 45th Street.
  • Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave The Booth Theater is located on the south side of 45th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm
    12pm - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 783

Because of its modest size of only 783 seats, the historic space has good sightlines from almost every seat.

There is a center aisle running through most of the orchestra, so the very best seats would either be right along that aisle or in the center front of the mezzanine.

Some seats in the far back row of the Booth Theatre have very little legroom, so getting a seat closer to the stage or getting a seat next to an aisle is a good idea.

Booth Theatre Seating Chart

Booth Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Booth Theatre

The closest parking garages for Booth Theatre are located at:

Quik Park Garage
223 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Crowne Garage LLC
215 West 49th Street
New York, NY 10001

The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

Additional Notes

Landlord: Shubert Organization

Official Ticketer: Telecharge


Frequently houses plays and limited-run shows.

Elevator: No

Escalator: No

Upcoming Shows

The Roommate

  • Previews Begin: August 29, 2024
  • Opens: September 12, 2024
  • Show Closes: December 15, 2024
A dark comedy about what it takes to radically change the lives of two women from different worlds, who are thrust together as roommates. …more
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Previous Shows

Kimberly Akimbo

  • Opened: November 10, 2022
  • Show Closed: April 28, 2024
A lonely teenager who looks just like a 72-year-old woman with so little time left to live, faces unrelenting challenges to her happiness that are not connected to her disease. …more

For Colored Girls

  • Opened: April 20, 2022
  • Show Closed: June 5, 2022
Fearless reinvention of Ntozake Shange’s 1976 iconic choreopoem masterpiece where black women claim their voices in a society that has silenced them. …more

Freestyle Love Supreme

  • Opened: October 2, 2019
  • Show Closed: January 17, 2022
Limited run, improvised, interactive Freestyle Rap and Hip-Hop show from the world renowned creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. …more

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

  • Opened: April 11, 2019
  • Show Closed: June 16, 2019
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, is a new comedy by Taylor Mac, who is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow. …more

American Son

  • Opened: November 4, 2018
  • Show Closed: January 27, 2019
A mother is desperate to find her missing teenage son after his abandoned car is discovered but tension escalates when her estranged husband appears. …more

The Boys in the Band

  • Opened: May 31, 2018
  • Show Closed: August 12, 2018
The Boys in the Band is a 1968 play by Mart Crowley, which finally arrived following a wait of over 50 years after its Off-Broadway premiere. This groundbreaking play is …more

Meteor Shower

  • Opened: November 29, 2017
  • Show Closed: January 21, 2018
Meteor Shower is a new play written by Steve Martin, the actor, comedian, writer and musician. Meteor Shower is a ruthless tour-de-force comedy in which two couples go head to …more

Significant Other

  • Opened: March 2, 2017
  • Show Closed: April 23, 2017
Significant Other centers around a gay 20-something named Jordan Berman, who struggles to find “the one” as all of his friends seem to be marrying around him. In addition to …more

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

  • Opened: October 30, 2016
  • Show Closed: January 8, 2017
Les Liaisons Dangereuses is a sexy French drama set in the late 1780s, based on a novel written by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The story is a viscerally captivating tale …more

An Act of God (2016, Sean Hayes)

  • Opened: June 6, 2016
  • Show Closed: September 4, 2016
An Act of God is a comedic play by David Javerbaum, who formerly served as head writer and executive producer of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. The play is based …more


  • Opened: February 22, 2016
  • Show Closed: March 27, 2016
Hughie is a play by Eugene O’Neill originally written in 1942, although the world premiere did not take place until 1958 in Sweden. Hughie is a two-hander, a conversation between …more

Hand To God

  • Opened: April 7, 2015
  • Show Closed: January 3, 2016
Hand to God takes place in a small conservative rural town in Texas. The protagonist is a young man named Jason and his hand puppet. What started out as a …more

The Elephant Man

  • Opened: December 7, 2014
  • Show Closed: February 15, 2015
Originally written in 1977, The Elephant Man is a tragic drama based on the life of John Merrick, a man who lived in late 19th Century London and was known …more

Booth Theatre History

The Booth Theatre was named in honor of 19th century actor Edwin Booth, better known today as the brother of John Wilkes-Booth, but in his time he was one of the most celebrated actors in America.

Original Booth Theatre Built in 1869

The theatre was built by producers Lee Shubert and Winthrop Ames, the Booth Theatre is actually the second theatre to bear the name -- Edwin had erected the original in 1869. It was located at 6th Avenue and 23rd Street and was to function as the actor's theatrical home-base. Financial hardship forced him to give it up a few years later, and not long after the theater was closed down permanently.

New Booth Theatre 1913

The new Booth Theatre opened in 1913 and once contained an huge archive of the Edwin Booth's memorabilia that included items such items as props and advertisements for plays in which he had appeared. As time went on, interest in Edwin Booth waned, and now he bears little more than a footnote in history.

Shubert Alley

Running alongside the Booth (as well as the Shubert Theatre) is the famed Shubert Alley, which is filled with current Broadway show posters and provides a convenient shortcut between 44th and 45th streets. Also in the alley is a cozy theater gift shop made from one of the Booth Theatre's old dressing rooms.

Booth Theatre Design

The theatre was originally designed by architect Henry B. Herts in an Italian Renaissance style. The Booth underwent a restoration by Melanie Kahane in the late 1970s. The theater seats 785 and is owned by the Shubert Organization.