Nederlander Theatre

208 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10019

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the A/C/E to 42nd Street, walk south on Eight Avenue and then turn left onto 41st Street. Or take the 1/2/3 to 42nd Street, walk south on Seventh Avenue and then make a right onto 41st Street.
  • Entrance: 41st Street between 7th and 8th avenues The Nederlander Theatre is located on the south side of 41st Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    9am - 8pm
    Sunday:
    9am - 10pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1232

The best views are from the center orchestra and the front mezzanine. However, many theater fans will argue that you can't beat the first two rows, which are sold for a deeply discounted price on the day of performance in a lottery. The Nederlander was the first to begin this "rush" policy, which allows people to see a Broadway show for an affordable price.

Though the majority of seats in the theater offer a clear, unobstructed view, the seats are small and may have limited legroom. The first row of the mezzanine is not recommended, as there is a large horizontal bar that can get in the way of the viewing experience. The acoustics in the mezzanine are especially bad on the far left and far right.

Nederlander Theatre Seating Chart

Nederlander Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Nederlander Theatre

The closest parking garages for Nederlander Theatre are located at:

One Parking 1411
136 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-221-9827
ICON Global Parking
143-145 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10019
212-221-9485

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: The Nederlander Organization

Official Ticketer: Ticketmaster

Notes: The theatre is named after the same organization that owns it. It has more recently been known as the theatre where productions go to die, as last last hit show to have resided here was Rent in 1996 and since then most shows at this theatre have closed with financial losses, although many of them appeared to be quite promising.

Elevator: No

Escalator: No

Now Playing Harry Connick, Jr. - A Celebration of Cole Porter

  • Opened: December 12, 2019
  • Show Closes: December 29, 2019
Modern presentation of legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter’s treasured musical catalog, presented by Harry Connick Jr in his signature style. …more Get Discounted Tickets

Upcoming Shows

The Lehman Trilogy

  • Previews Begin: March 7, 2020
  • Opens: March 26, 2020
  • Show Closes: July 26, 2020
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Mr Saturday Night

  • Previews Begin: August 20, 2020
  • Opens: September 18, 2020
  • Show Closes: November 15, 2020
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The Devil Wears Prada

  • Previews Begin: December 12, 2021
  • Opens: January 7, 2022
  • Show Closes: Open ended
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Previous Shows

Pretty Woman The Musical

  • Opened: August 16, 2018
  • Show Closed: August 18, 2019
Adapted from the iconic 1990 film, this Musical tells the story of down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute who meets a wealthy businessman. …more

War Paint

  • Opened: April 6, 2017
  • Show Closed: November 5, 2017
War Paint is a new musical that comes to Broadway after a record-breaking run at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. The musical tells the story of two competing cosmetics empires in the …more

Motown The Musical (2016)

  • Opened: July 12, 2016
  • Show Closed: July 31, 2016
Motown the Musical is a recent-revival of the 2013 jukebox musical featuring some of the best songs from the Motown music catalog. The show is thin in dialog but contains …more

Disaster

  • Opened: March 8, 2016
  • Show Closed: May 8, 2016
Disaster takes place aboard a floating casino boat that is sequentially struck with a series of catastrophe including an earthquake, a gigantic tidal wave, an inferno and a huge swarm …more

Amazing Grace

  • Opened: July 16, 2015
  • Show Closed: October 25, 2015
Amazing Grace is an uplifting new musical arriving on Broadway in summer 2015. The musical premiered in fall 2014 at Chicago’s Bank of America Theatre, where it demonstrated that audiences …more

Honeymoon in Vegas

  • Opened: November 18, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 15, 2015
Honeymoon in Vegas is the story of Jack Singer who is terminally afraid of marriage, until he gets up the guts to ask his girlfriend Betsy to be his one …more

Newsies

  • Opened: March 29, 2012
  • Show Closed: August 24, 2014
Set at the turn of last century in New York City, Newsies tells the story of newsboy Jack Kelly as he leads his young compatriots on a strike. …more

Rent

  • Opened: April 29, 1996
  • Show Closed: September 7, 2008
Rent is a ground breaking modern day musical set in New York City's East Village and is based on the well known opera La Bohème …more

Nederlander Theatre History

Situated on 41st Street, the Nederlander Theatre marks the southern-most point of the Times Square theater district. As a sign at the front of the building attests, its full name is the David Nederlander Theatre, named in 1980 for the founder of the Nederlander Organization by his sons who currently run it. Originally called the National when it first opened on September 1, 1921, the theater has had many good years under that name. Works by distinguished playwrights like Lillian Hellman, Sean O'Casey, Clifford Odets, and Tennessee Williams appeared here. The celebrated songwriting team Lerner & Loewe (who would go on to create the classics My Fair Lady and Camelot) made their Broadway debut at the National Theatre with What's Up? Orson Welles and John Houseman's Mercury Theatre company brought productions of Julius Caesar and The Shoemaker's Holiday, which featured stars like Joseph Cotten, Vincent Price, and Welles himself, to this theater. After spending a couple decades as the Billy Rose Theatre -- during which time early works by groundbreaking playwrights Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, and Tom Stoppard were performed here -- it closed for a year in 1978. The theater was then purchased by the Nederlanders and Cooney-Marsh and refurbished. It was dubbed the Trafalgar at first, but only briefly, before receiving its current name, the Nederlander Theatre.

Nederlander Theatre Design

On street block South of the flashy 42nd Street, the Nederlander is the lone theater on 41st street and can often be easy to overlook. For years, the theater was run down and not very exciting - with poor seating, bad audio, a bland brick exterior and a prominent fire escape at the front of the building. The Nederlander Theatre was ideal for scrappy upstart musicals and the theatre famously found its perfect match in Rent way back in 1995. The bohemian musical remained its tenant from 1995 to 2008 and the following Rent's departure, the Nederlander finally got a much-needed renovation, but still struggles to this day find another long-term tenant that will pay for its next renovation.