Minskoff Theatre

200 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10019

Minskoff Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

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: 1710

The Minskoff Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,621 seats. The sight-lines are excellent in this theater

Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart

Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart

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.

Additional Notes

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


Theater is on the 3rd floor and the lobby has a great view of Time Square.

Elevator: Yes

Escalator: Yes

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

  • Previews Began: October 15, 1997
  • Opens: November 13, 1997
  • Show Closes: Open ended
Musical adaptation of the 1994 hit Disney animation, about a lion cub who learns about life in his animal kingdom after his monarch father’s untimely death …more
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Previous Shows

Fiddler on the Roof (2004)

  • Opened: February 26, 2004
  • Show Closed: January 8, 2006
A musical classic following a fathers religious journey as his daughters marry men of varied faiths, which threaten to abandon the family’s old traditions. …more

Dance Of the Vampires

  • Opened: December 9, 2002
  • Show Closed: January 25, 2003
A musical remake of the 1967 Roman Polanski film (The Fearless Vampire Killers) where a Professor journeys to Transylvania to prove the existence of vampires, and his assistant falls in …more

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.

Theatre Opened in 1973

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.

Notable Past Productions

The Minskoff Theatre opened on March 13, 1973 with a revival of Irene, starring Debbie Reynolds. More revivals followed, including West Side Story in 1980 and Cole Porter’s Can-Can the following year. Black and Blue, the blues revue, which won four Tony awards in 1990.

One of the biggest musicals to open at this theatre was Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close, which ran for 977 performances. More recently, two (of the three) versions of the Frank Wildhorn/Nan Knighton musical The Scarlet Pimpernel played the Minskoff, as did the infamous flop Dance of the Vampires and the Fiddler on the Roof revival. In 2006, The Lion King transferred from the New Amsterdam Theatre to the Minskoff.

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.