Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10019

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
    Sunday:
    Closed

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
212-869-3543
ICON Zenith Parking
790-806 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

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

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

Now Playing Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

  • Opened: April 23, 2018
  • Show Closes: December 30, 2018
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical tells the story of the undisputed queen of the 1970s disco boom. The first artist ever to have five consecutive double albums reach number one …more Get Discounted Tickets

Previous Shows

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

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

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.