Lyceum Theatre

149 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10019

Lyceum Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

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
    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
Quik Park Theater Lot
223 W 46th Street
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

Landlord: Shubert Organization

Official Ticketer: Telecharge


Broadway's oldest theater.

Elevator: Yes

Escalator: No

Disabled Access Notes:

Though the entire theater is not wheelchair accessible, the main entrance and orchestra levels do not contain stairs, making them accessible by all. Designated wheelchair seating is provided as well.

Upcoming Shows

Oh, Mary!

  • Previews Begin: June 26, 2024
  • Opens: July 11, 2024
  • Show Closes: September 15, 2024
A campy comedic play that examines a fictitious life of Mary Todd Lincoln who is miserable in the weeks leading up to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and suffers from unrequited yearning, …more
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  • Previews Begin: March 11, 2025
  • Opens: April 4, 2025
  • Show Closes: June 11, 2025
A timeless tale of jealousy, manipulation, and tragic downfall will unfold once again but this time with Denzel Washington and Jake Gyllenhaal in the lead roles …more
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Previous Shows

Grey House

  • Opened: May 30, 2023
  • Show Closed: July 30, 2023
A first-of-its-kind horror genre Broadway experience helmed by one of the greatest Broadway directors of our time, Joe Mantello. …more

A Strange Loop

  • Opened: April 26, 2022
  • Show Closed: January 15, 2023
Pulitzer Prize-winning new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons, including the punishing thoughts in his head …more

Dana H.

  • Opened: October 17, 2021
  • Show Closed: November 28, 2021
A disturbing true story where a woman is held captive by an escaped mental patient and forced on the run for five months in Florida …more

Is This A Room

  • Opened: October 11, 2021
  • Show Closed: November 27, 2021
A true story about a US intelligence officer who leaks classified government information to a magazine and is sentenced to over five years in prison. …more

A Christmas Carol 2019

  • Opened: November 20, 2019
  • Show Closed: January 5, 2020
Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novella of the same name, about a elderly miser who regains his holiday spirit after being visited by ghosts …more

Be More Chill

  • Opened: March 10, 2019
  • Show Closed: August 11, 2019
In a cross between Bradley Cooper's movie Limitless and the British stage show smash Enron, The Musical, Be More Chill seeks out to reach the disenfranchised in all of us …more

The Play That Goes Wrong

  • Opened: April 2, 2017
  • Show Closed: January 6, 2019
Now hopping over the pond to Broadway, The Play That Goes Wrong transfers to the Lyceum Theatre with its cast intact from London. …more

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
An unemployed actor works the reservation phone line an at a popular Upper East Side restaurant. To get a table, people resort to all forms of manipulation including coercion, petty …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


  • 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.