Hudson Theatre

145 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Directions & Box Office

  • Entrance: 44th Street Between 7th Ave and 6th Ave The Hudson Theatre is located between 6th and 7th Avenues on W 44th street.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Thursday:
    10AM- 8AM
    Friday - Saturday:
    10AM - 9PM
    Sunday:
    CLOSED

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 970

Your best bet is the middle to front orchestra, which offers a great view and also a fair amount of leg room.

Hudson Theatre Seating Chart

Hudson Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Hudson Theatre

The closest parking garages for Hudson Theatre are located at:

EDISON Parkfast - Location #100
50 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10001
212-626-2680
QUIK PARK Gem Garage
65 w 46th Street
New York, NY 10001
212-302-2255

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: Ambassador Theatre Group

Official Ticketer: Ambassador Theatre Group

Notes: Formerly owned by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

Elevator: Yes

Escalator: Yes

Disabled Access Notes:

The Hudson Theatre is wheelchair accessible via the 44th Street entrance. Designated ADA seating is located on the Orchestra level. Elevators located on the Dress Circle level may be used to access the private bar "The Ambassador Lounge". Both the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels contain accessible restrooms.

Now Playing American Utopia

  • Opened: October 20, 2019
  • Show Closes: February 16, 2020
A theatrical pop-art performance based on the 2018 David Byrne album American Utopia, it also includes songs from his solo career and from the Talking Heads band. …more Get Discounted Tickets

Upcoming Shows

Plaza Suite

  • Previews Begin: March 13, 2020
  • Opens: April 13, 2020
  • Show Closes: July 12, 2020
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Glengarry Glen Ross (2020)

  • Previews Begin: October 2, 2020
  • Opens: November 3, 2020
  • Show Closes: February 10, 2021
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Previous Shows

Sea Wall/A Life

  • Opened: August 8, 2019
  • Show Closed: September 29, 2019
Public Theater transfer of two separate stories about death and its aftermath. The non-cohesive stories are performed as separate monologues and are a jolting description about death, and how the …more

Burn This (2019)

  • Opened: April 16, 2019
  • Show Closed: July 14, 2019
Set in downtown New York during the 1980's, this play tries to navigate the relationship between a restaurant owner who falls in love with a dancer following the sudden death …more

Head Over Heels

  • Opened: July 26, 2018
  • Show Closed: January 6, 2019
A jukebox musical featuring the songs of The Go-Go’s, an all-female five-member band who are best known for their songs from the early 1980s. …more

The Parisian Woman

  • Opened: November 30, 2017
  • Show Closed: March 3, 2018
The Parisian Woman is a new play by Beau Willimon, the creator of the television series “House of Cards.” Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in the lead role. Despite …more

1984

  • Opened: June 22, 2017
  • Show Closed: October 8, 2017
Many of the concepts and terms from 1984 have become common phases in our lexicon and culture today, including the idea of a “Big Brother,” the concept of 2 + …more

Sunday in the Park with George

  • Opened: February 23, 2017
  • Show Closed: April 23, 2017
Sunday in the Park with George is a Pulitzer Prize winning musical with a book by James Lapine, and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This revival is directed by …more

Hudson Theatre History

The Hudson Theatre was built in 1903 by the producer Henry B. Harris, and the inaugural production was Hubert Henry Davies’ Cousin Kate starring Ethel Barrymore. In 1912, Harris died on the RMS Titanic when it went down, and his wife Rene took over as the theatre’s manager. Over the next decade, the works produced in the Hudson ranged from Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw, to Shakespeare’s As You Like It. The Hudson often served the dual purpose of CBS radio studio throughout the 1930s to 1940s in between theatrical engagements. In 1950, NBC purchased the theatre for exclusive use as a television studio. The theatre was home to The Tonight Show from 1954 to 1959, with the hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar. From 1960 to 1968, the venue returned to its original purpose as a legitimate theatre; works produced in this period included Toys in the Attic by Lillian Hellman, Becket by Jean Anouilh, and Strange Interlude by Eugene O’Neill. Following 1968, however, the theatre was used for other general purposes, and no play was performed there for many years. In 1974, the venue briefly was used as an adult movie theatre, and in 1980, it became the Savoy rock club.

When the building was given landmark status by New York City in 1987, the owner Henry Macklowe incorporated it into his adjacent hotel, the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where it was mostly used as a conference facility. Finally, in 2015, the London-based Ambassador Theatre Group purchased the Hudson Theatre with the intent to return it to its original purpose as a theatre house, and in 2017, the grand reopening took place with a critically acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford.

Hudson Theatre Design

The theatre was designed by the architectural firm J.B. McElfatrick, along with the architects Israels and Harder. The 970-seat venue has numerous architectural features that were distinctive when it was built in 1903, including a large foyer, a system of diffused lighting, and a triple-domed ceiling. The gorgeous decorative elements include Greco-Roman motifs on the walls and ceilings, a black marble box office, colorful Tiffany glass, and bronze heads of Hermes. When the Ambassador Theatre Group refurbished the venue prior to its 2017 grand reopening, they added new state-of-the-art seating, expanded women’s restrooms and dressing rooms, and significant technical upgrades backstage.