Directions & Box Office
- Directions: Take the 1, 2, 3, 9, N, R, S, or Q subway to 42nd Street, then walk north on Broadway to 45th Street.
- Entrance: 45th Street, between 7th and 8th Ave The Minskoff Theatre is located on the southwest corner of 45th Street and 7th Avenue. The entrance is in a pedestrian alley that runs from 44th to 45th Street.
- Box Office Hours:
- Monday - Saturday:
- 10am - 8:30pm
- 12pm - 6pm
Best Seats In The House
- Seats: 1621
The Minskoff Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,621 seats. The sight-lines are excellent in this theater
Parking for Minskoff Theatre
The closest parking garages for Minskoff Theatre are located at:
- Champion Parking On West 45
- 251 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
- Icon Parking Systems
- 164 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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.
The entrance to the Minskoff Theatre is at street level. The coat check, concessions, and spacious restrooms can be found up on the 3rd level, where the theater proper is located.
Landlord: Nederlander Organization
Official Ticketer: Ticketmaster
Notes: Theater is on the 3rd floor and the lobby has a great view of Time Square.
Disabled Access Notes:
An elevator to the Mezzanine is located in the main lobby and is designated for guest with disabilities. Wheelchair accessible seats can be located in the rear of the Orchestra and Mezzanine sections, and do not involve stairs.
Now Playing The Lion King
Minskoff Theatre History
The Minskoff Theatre, which was designed by architectural firm Kahn and Jacobs, is on the third floor of One Astor Plaza. The fifty-five story office high-rise is named for the Minskoffs, the family that built and owns it. The theater was opened in 1973 and was designed in a modern style. It is perhaps best known to regular playgoers as the theater in the "wind tunnel," a nickname for the large walkway that connects 44th and 45th streets, and in which the ground floor entrance to the Minskoff is found. The Minskoff Theatre is under the direction of James Nederlander and Myron Minskoff and is best suited for large-scale musicals.
Minskoff Theatre Design
Since the actual theater (which you get to via a large escalator from the box office entrance) is thirty-five feet up, the Minskoff offers a spectacular view of Times Square from the front glass windows of the upstairs lobby. The design of the auditorium is characterized by its simplicity, with charcoal gray seats that are large and comfortable and an interior that is all white and gold.