Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the A/C/E trains to 42nd Street or the 1/2/3 trains to 42nd St Times Square and then walk north to 45th Street.
  • Entrance: South Side of 45th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located on the south side of 45th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10:00am - 8:00pm
    12:00pm - 6:00pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1080

When first built in 1917, the Schoenfeld Theatre had approximately 1000 seats. After subsequent building additions, the theater now holds 1,080 seats.

Some of the more desirable seats in the house tend to be front mezzanine and center orchestra (rows C-I leaning towards being the most favorable). The seats on the sides of the theater tend to have poor acoustics.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

The closest parking garages for Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre are located at:

Quik Park Garage
303 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
ICON Resource Parking
164 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

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


Formerly named the Plymouth Theatre.

Elevator: No

Escalator: No

Now Playing The Notebook

  • Previews Began: February 6, 2024
  • Opens: March 14, 2024
  • Show Closes: Open ended
Romantic musical based on the best selling novel written by Nicholas Sparks about a couple’s enduring love despite years of being apart …more
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Previous Shows

The Life of Pi

  • Opened: March 30, 2023
  • Show Closed: July 23, 2023
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with the most unlikely of companions: a …more

Take Me Out

  • Opened: October 27, 2022
  • Show Closed: February 5, 2023
Broadway revival from 2002 in which a gay, black baseball player comes out of the closet and both his team and the sport in general reveals its prejudices as the …more

Come From Away

  • Opened: March 12, 2017
  • Show Closed: October 2, 2022
A new musical based on the true story of an aircraft being redirected on September 11, 2001, following the attacks on NYC and Washington. …more

The Humans

  • Opened: February 18, 2016
  • Show Closed: January 15, 2017
The Humans is a new play by the young and brilliant playwright Stephen Karam. The play takes place over a family dinner, and ranges from both the comedic to the …more

American Psycho

  • Opened: April 21, 2016
  • Show Closed: June 5, 2016
The story of American Psycho is dark and grim, but hilarious and insightful at the same time. It centers on the story of Patrick Bateman who is a devastatingly gorgeous …more

China Doll

  • Opened: November 19, 2015
  • Show Closed: January 31, 2016
China Doll is a world premiere play by David Mamet, who is arguably one of the greatest living contemporary playwrights. His many previous plays include Glengarry Glen Ross, The Anarchist, …more

The Audience

  • Opened: March 8, 2015
  • Show Closed: June 28, 2015
The Audience revolves around Queen Elizabeth II and her intimate discussions with each of the prime ministers that have served Britain during her tenure as Queen. The Audience takes Broadway …more

A Steady Rain

  • Opened: September 29, 2009
  • Show Closed: December 6, 2009
Two Chicago police officers come to terms with their personal and professional struggles, exploring themes of loyalty, betrayal, and the consequences of their actions. …more

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre History

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, originally called the Plymouth Theatre, was built in 1917 thanks to the Shubert Family and producer/director Arthur Hopkins.

By the time the Plymouth Theatre went up in 1917, the Shuberts had succeeded in having a full block of theaters to their credit, with the Plymouth and the Booth on 45th Street and the Broadhurst and the Shubert theaters on 44th Street.

The shows that were frequently featured there (particularly in the early years) were considered mainly academic in nature, examples of this being Tolstoy’s Redemption in 1918 and What Price Glory? by Maxwell Anderson and Laurence Stallings in 1924. Nowadays the theatre houses a pretty healthy mix of straight plays and more modest-sized musicals.

On May 9, 2005, the Plymouth Theatre was renamed for Shubert Organization's chairman Gerald Schoenfeld.

Notable Productions

The first show to open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, back when it was known as the Plymouth, was Clare Kummer’s A Successful Calamity, though it was not in fact the show’s opening night (Calamity had already played at the Booth Theatre months earlier).

Some of the more notable shows produced at the Schoenfeld include Dial "M" for Murder, Equus, Godspell, Ain't Misbehavin', The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Passion, Jekyll & Hyde, both the original production of Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial in 1954 and the 2006 revival, A Behanding in Spokane, and The Mother****** with the Hat starring Chris Rock.

The Schoenfeld Theatre has also been home to original productions of plays by many of the world's most loved and respected playwrights, including Thornton Wilder, Agatha Christie, Noel Coward, George Bernard Shaw, Neil Simon, David Hare, Tom Stoppard, John Guare, Lanford Wilson, Brian Friel, Martin McDonagh, and Wendy Wasserstein.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Design

One of the simplest theaters designed by Herbert Krapp, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre’s exterior is brown, blue, and gold and much like its neighboring theaters was built using less costly materials such as terra cotta and brick.

Wheelchair seating and restrooms are available in the Schoenfeld Theatre, with additional restrooms located in the lower lobby.