Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10019

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the 1/2/3 or the N/R to 42nd Street, walk north on Seventh Avenue and then make a right onto 45th Street.
  • Entrance: 45th Street between 6th and 7th avenue The Lyceum Theatre is located on the north side of 45th Street, between Seventh and Sixth Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm
    Sunday:
    12pm - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 943

When it comes to theaters, especially really old ones, the price of intimacy is often less leg room. So, sadly, even the premium orchestra seats are fairly cramped. The center orchestra and front mezzanine offer the best view of the stage.

Lyceum Theatre Seating Chart

Lyceum Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Lyceum Theatre

The closest parking garages for Lyceum Theatre are located at:

ICON Resource Parking
164 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
212-997-9115
Quik Park Theater Lot
223 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-997-1636

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: Broadway's oldest theater.

Now Playing The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Opened: April 2, 2017
  • Show Closes: January 6, 2019
The Play That Goes Wrong premiered in London’s West End in 2014, where it has since become a long-running hit. It took home the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy …more Get Discounted Tickets

Upcoming Shows

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Be More Chill

  • Opens: March 10, 2019
  • Show Closes: Open ended
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Previous Shows

Oh, Hello on Broadway

  • Opened: October 10, 2016
  • Show Closed: January 22, 2017
Oh, Hello on Broadway is a comedy special performed by the duo of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney. For about a decade, this comedy team has been performing a rendition …more

Fully Committed

  • Opened: April 25, 2016
  • Show Closed: July 31, 2016
The central character in Fully Committed is an unemployed actor who works an at unnamed restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, answering phones in the basement. However, he plays not …more

A View From The Bridge

  • Opened: November 12, 2015
  • Show Closed: February 21, 2016
A View from the Bridge deals with a longshoreman named Eddie’s profound love of his niece, Catherine. The story is tragic but ultimately an important and refreshing observation of human …more

The Visit

  • Opened: April 23, 2015
  • Show Closed: June 14, 2015
The Visit is a musical written and created by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, The Scottsboro Boys). These writers have many Tony accolades to their credit including Cabaret, …more

Disgraced

  • Opened: October 23, 2014
  • Show Closed: March 1, 2015
Disgraced is the story of a Muslim-American lawyer and his Caucasian wife who studies Muslim art, taking place during a dinner party they have with another couple. …more

Lyceum Theatre History

Built over 100 years ago, the Lyceum Theatre (originally referred to as the New Lyceum) is the oldest legitimate theater in New York City. In fact, it was a replacement for a much older theater, the original Lyceum over on Fourth Avenue, which was built in 1884 and demolished in 1902.

Both were owned and operated by producer/manager Daniel Frohman and, for the brand new Lyceum Theatre, Frohman had a studio and rehearsal room built over it. As noted on a placard in the Lyceum's impressive lobby, the most intriguing feature of the studio is a small door that opens up to offer a "bird's eye view" of the stage, providing Frohman his own private viewing room.

In the late '30s, when the impresario ran into financial difficulties and there was the threat that the Lyceum might shut down, several influential theater folks, most notably the famous playwriting duo Kaufman & Hart, bought the revered theater. The Lyceum Theatre is now owned by the Shubert Organization, and, since 1978, Frohman's old studio has held the Shubert Archive. Other curiosities on view up there include Frohman's monogrammed desk (a gift given to him in November 1903, when the theater opened) and a "Napoleonic throne-like chair."

Lyceum Theatre Design

From the impressive Roman columned facade to the marbled lobby, the Lyceum Theatre is one of the most beautiful on Broadway. As a plaque in the lobby attests, the Lyceum Theatre was built by Herts & Tallant "in the exuberant French Beaux-Arts style". Inside, the three-tiered Lyceum has handsome wood paneling, a rich mauve and rose-colored interior, and "candlelit" style lighting that gives it a feeling of old world intimacy. If only they would renovate those tiny, ugly downstairs restrooms.