Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street, New York, NY 10019

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By Subway, take the C/E to 50th Street, walk south on Eight Avenue and then turn left onto 48th Street. Or take the 1 to 50th Street, walk south on Broadway and then make a right onto 48th Street.
  • Entrance: 48th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenues The Longacre Theatre is located on the south side of 48th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    9am - 8pm
    Sunday:
    9am - 10pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1095

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

Longacre Theatre Seating Chart

Longacre Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Longacre Theatre

The closest parking garages for Longacre Theatre are located at:

Central Parking System
257 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-246-2371
Icon Parking Systems
790 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212-581-8590

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: Built in 1913 and named for Longacre Square - now known as Times Square.

Now Playing The Prom

  • Opened: November 15, 2018
  • Show Closes: Open ended
Emma is devastated when her small hometown in Indiana decides to cancel the high school's prom instead of allowing her to attend with her cheerleader girlfriend. In light of the …more Get Discounted Tickets

Previous Shows

A Bronx Tale

  • Opened: December 1, 2016
  • Show Closed: August 5, 2018
A Bronx Tale is a new musical based off the 1989 play by Chazz Palminteri, which was also adapted into a feature film of the same name released in 1993. …more

Allegiance

  • Opened: November 8, 2015
  • Show Closed: February 14, 2016
Allegiance is a new musical that comes to Broadway following its world premiere in fall 2012 at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, California. With a book by Marc …more

Living on Love

  • Opened: April 20, 2015
  • Show Closed: May 3, 2015
Living on Love follows the path of a demanding opera singer who discovers that her husband has become enamored with his autobiography ghost writer, so in she response she hires …more

You Can't Take It With You

  • Opened: September 28, 2014
  • Show Closed: February 22, 2015
You Can’t Take It With You is a play written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart that first played on Broadway in 1936. The play is a comedic story …more

La Cage Aux Folles

  • Opened: April 18, 2010
  • Show Closed: May 1, 2011
In La Cage Aux Folles, a gay man and his longtime partner pose as a straight couple (with the latter in drag) in order to win over the conservative parents …more

Longacre Theatre History

The Longacre Theatre was built in 1913 and named for Longacre Square, the area now known the world over as Times Square. Despite the long-ago disappearance of its namesake, the Longacre is one of the few Broadway theaters to have retained its original moniker throughout its long life. It was built by Harry H. Frazee, a young entrepreneur who used his Broadway successes to finance his purchase of the Boston Red Sox, and then, when he was down on his luck with his theatrical ventures, earned the money he needed by doing the unthinkable: Selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. The "Curse of the Bambino" said to have haunted the Red Sox for the remainder of the century may have also had some effect on Frazee's Longacre Theatre, which was often dark during the Great Depression, spent most of the '40s and a chunk of the '50s as a radio and TV studio, and has, even since returning to legitimacy, hosted very few hit shows.

Longacre Theatre Design

Architect Henry B. Herts designed the Longacre Theatre in a French neo-classical style. Its aging exterior is handsome, though the interior design is less attractive.

Originally built with a seating capacity of 1,400, the Longacre Theatre was ideal for musicals. It was eventually reduced to under 1,100 seats, and these days mostly dramas are produced here.