Broadway Theatre

1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the C/E or the 1 to 50th Street, or take the N/R to 49th Street.
  • Entrance: 53rd Street Between Broadway and 8th Avenue The Broadway Theatre is located on Broadway, at the corner of 53rd Street.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10am- 8pm
    Sunday:
    12pm - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1761

As with most of the larger theaters, it is usually best to try to get seats in the front mezzanine or mid to front orchestra of the Broadway Theatre. Because of the massive size of the theater, seats toward the back of the orchestra or mezzanine can be straining on the eyes. The extreme sides of the Broadway Theatre are also to be avoided, as some action may be obstructed on the sides of the stage.

Broadway Theatre Seating Chart

Broadway Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Broadway Theatre

The closest parking garages for Broadway Theatre are located at:

ICON Matinee 52
215 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-247-4372
ICON Circle Parking
209 W 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
212-397-9029

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

Notes: Generally used for big musicals.

Now Playing King Kong

  • Opened: November 8, 2018
  • Show Closes: Open ended
King Kong is finally trampling its way onto the Broadway stage! The international phenomenon of the giant prehistoric, island-dwelling ape dubbed Kong has been adapted to a stage musical, and …more Get Discounted Tickets

Previous Shows

Rocktopia

  • Opened: March 27, 2018
  • Show Closed: April 29, 2018
This spring 2018, Rocktopia is set to dazzle audiences at the Broadway Theatre. The brainchild of veteran Broadway musical performer Rob Evan, Rocktopia is the fusion of classic rock and …more

Miss Saigon (2017)

  • Opened: March 23, 2017
  • Show Closed: January 14, 2018
Miss Saigon is a classic of modern American musical theatre. Based off of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, it is set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, telling the story of …more

Fiddler on the Roof 2016

  • Opened: December 20, 2015
  • Show Closed: December 31, 2016
Fiddler on the Roof is the iconic musical which won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical. Based off of Tevye and His Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem, …more

Doctor Zhivago

  • Opened: April 21, 2015
  • Show Closed: May 10, 2015
Doctor Zhivago is based on the Nobel Prize winning novel by Boris Pasternak and tells the story of epic romance surrounding the final era of Czarist Russia. …more

Miss Saigon (1991)

  • Opened: April 11, 1991
  • Show Closed: January 28, 2001
Miss Saigon tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover during the Vietnam War. …more

Broadway Theatre History

It may have the most theatrical name of all the legit theaters, but the Broadway Theatre was actually created as a movie house. Built in 1924 by a movie theater chain owner, it was originally named B.S. Moss's Colony Theatre. In 1930, Moss decided to convert the theater into a legitimate house, and the Broadway Theatre officially opened with Cole Porter's The New Yorkers. In its early years, the Broadway's stage saw such stars as Milton Berle, Alfred Drake, Zero Mostel, Mae West, Eartha Kitt, Vivien Leigh, and Jose Ferrer, and audiences heard songs by the likes of Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Noel Coward, and even Duke Ellington. During the Golden Age, many of the more notable shows to play at the Broadway Theatre were popular productions that transferred from other theaters, such as South Pacific, Funny Girl, The Music Man, Cabaret, Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Wiz.

Broadway Theatre Design

The Broadway Theatre was designed in 1924 as a movie house by architect Eugene DeRosa, but was later converted into a live performance theater. With roughly 1,800 seats, it is one of the largest theaters on the Great White Way. It is also one of the few theaters to actually be situated literally on Broadway, and for years it marked the most northern point of the theater district (in 1998, Studio 54 took that position when it opened as a legit Broadway space on 54th Street). The theater typically hosts large-scale productions that fit with the massive size of the space.