Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10019

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: Take the 1/2/3 subway train to 42nd Street. Walk north on Broadway to 46th Street, then west to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Or you can take the A/C/E to 42nd Street, walk north on 8th Avenue to 46th Street, then east to the Lunt-Fontanne.
  • Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is located on the north side of 46th Street, just west of Broadway between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Tuesday:
    10am - 8pm
    Wednesday - Saturday:
    10am - 8:30pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1509

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has 1,509 seats and is known for its good sightlines.

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Lunt Fontanne Theatre

The closest parking garages for Lunt Fontanne Theatre are located at:

ICON Astor Parking
224 W 45th Street
New York, NY 10019
ICON Zenith Parking
790-806 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

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

The restrooms at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre are located on the basement and mezzanine levels. No handicap accessible facilities available. The concessions are on the main level and mezzanine.

Landlord: Nederlander Organization

Official Ticketer: Ticketmaster


Named after famed theatrical couple, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

Elevator: No

Escalator: No

Upcoming Shows

Death Becomes Her

  • Previews Begin: October 23, 2024
  • Opens: November 21, 2024
  • Show Closes: Open ended
Lifelong rivals vie for the affections of the charismatic but self-absorbed plastic surgeon and when a mysterious lady offers a potion for eternal life, jealousy and revenge ensue, leading to …more
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Previous Shows

Sweeney Todd

  • Opened: March 26, 2023
  • Show Closed: May 5, 2024
Classic Stephen Sondheim musical thriller chronicling a mysterious barber’s murderous rampage after a corrupt judge destroys his family which Sweeney Todd intends to avenge. …more

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

  • Opened: November 7, 2019
  • Show Closed: August 14, 2022
Jukebox musical about the singer Tina Turner, her rise to stardom while facing the odds of age, gender, race and a malevolent husband filled with violence and rage …more

Manilow Broadway

  • Opened: July 26, 2019
  • Show Closed: August 17, 2019
A Broadway concert performance where the legendary Barry Manilow performs many of his hit songs from his long and illustrious career. …more

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

  • Opened: April 23, 2018
  • Show Closed: December 30, 2018
The story of the queen of the 1970s disco boom who is the first artist to have five consecutive double albums reach number one on the Billboard 200 chart. …more

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Opened: April 23, 2017
  • Show Closed: January 14, 2018
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a new musical based off the 1964 children’s book by Roald Dahl, which has also been adapted into several films among other media. The …more

Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to Broadway

  • Opened: November 2, 2016
  • Show Closed: November 13, 2016
My Love Letter to Broadway is a concert at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, in which the spunky comedienne will perform a variety of songs – ranging from musical theatre favorites to …more

Finding Neverland

  • Opened: April 15, 2015
  • Show Closed: August 21, 2016
Finding Neverland tells the true story of the creation of one of the world's most beloved children's characters: Peter Pan. In the show we see playwright J.M. Barrie find inspiration …more

Motown The Musical (2013)

  • Opened: April 14, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 18, 2015
Motown The Musical is a Broadway jukebox musical, with songs written by a variety of artists spanning the Motown genre. It tells the story of the founding the Motown Record …more


  • Opened: April 23, 2012
  • Show Closed: August 18, 2012
Based on the 1990 movie of the same name, a married banker is murdered and he roams New York City to discover why he is limbo, when he meets a …more

The Little Mermaid

  • Opened: January 1, 2008
  • Show Closed: August 30, 2009
A mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she must escape an evil sea witch and win the heart of …more

Beauty and the Beast

  • Opened: April 18, 1994
  • Show Closed: July 29, 2007
A cursed prince, transformed into a beast, must earn a woman's love to break the spell. A spirited village girl, becomes his prisoner but gradually sees his true heart. Their …more

Lunt Fontanne Theatre History

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre originally opened as the Globe Theatre in 1910. It was built by producer Charles Dillingham and designed by famed architects John Merven Carrère and Thomas Hastings. It was named for Shakespeare’s legendary theater in London, though it has been used mainly for modern musicals. When Dillingham lost his money in the 1929 stock market crash, the Globe was sold and, in 1932, turned into a movie theater by the Brandt chain.

City Playhouse Inc. bought the house in 1957 and dubbed it the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, named for America’s most famous husband/wife acting couple, Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne. Until their retirement from the stage in the 1960, the Lunts appeared in over 40 plays, becoming a theatrical institution unto themselves. The Nederlander Organization purchased "their" theater in 1973 and still owns it today.

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Design

When the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre opened, it was the called one of Broadway's most beautiful and elegant theaters. The original Globe Theatre’s entrance on Broadway was built into an old brownstone house. When the firm of Roche & Roche remodeled in 1957, they closed the Broadway entrance. The 46th Street entrance has five bay windows topped by cornices. The Globe's original auditorium was done in Italian Renaissance décor. The most dramatic feature was a coved ceiling, painted to resemble the sky which could be opened when the weather permitted. Upon remodeling the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, very little was left of the Globe. An elegant lounge was added and its walls were decorated with mirrors and murals of European opera houses.