Richard Rodgers Theatre

226 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10019

Richard Rodgers Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: Take the 1 subways to 50th Street. Walk south on Broadway to 46th Street and turn right. The Richard Rodgers Theatre is down the street from the Marquis Theatre.
  • Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway The Richard Rodgers Theatre is located on the south side of 46th Street, west of Broadway, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1324

The best seats are located in row L, seats 9 on the left and 10 on the right. The stadium-style seating allows good views from most of the orchestra. There are a few obstructed view seats in the orchestra in rows C, D, and E, but the sightlines are only mildly affected.

Richard Rodgers Theatre Seating Chart

Richard Rodgers Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Richard Rodgers Theatre

The closest parking garages for Richard Rodgers Theatre are located at:

Q P Theater Lots LLC
223 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Champion Parking On West 45
251 West 45th 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

Restrooms at the Richard Rodgers Theatre are downstairs.

Landlord: Nederlander Organization

Official Ticketer: Ticketmaster


Named for the legendary composer of The Sound of Music and South Pacific.

Elevator: No

Escalator: No

Now Playing Hamilton

  • Previews Began: July 13, 2015
  • Opens: August 6, 2015
  • Show Closes: Open ended
The Broadway smash hit Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton who goes onto become one of the world's greatest political leaders, without ever being President. …more
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Previous Shows


  • Opened: March 30, 2014
  • Show Closed: March 22, 2015
If/Then is the story of a 40 year-old woman named Elizabeth who moves back to New York City after a divorce for a new start. The show is structured in …more

In the Heights

  • Opened: March 9, 2008
  • Show Closed: January 11, 2011
With an amazing cast, incredible dancing and a gripping tale of hope and self-discovery, In the Heights is Broadway's hottest hit! The New York Times calls it, "A musical about …more


  • Opened: May 10, 2006
  • Show Closed: July 8, 2007
An orphaned boy raised by gorillas in the African jungle. As he grows up, Tarzan encounters humans for the first time, including Jane, leading him to discover his true identity …more

Richard Rodgers Theatre History

The Richard Rodgers Theatre originated in 1924 as the Chanin’s 46th Street Theatre.

The Chanin Brothers were construction moguls who built six Broadway theaters in as many years, the 46th Street Theatre being their first. But the duo lost control of their theatre empire during the Great Depression, and the Majestic Theatre, Royale Theatre, and the Theatre Masque were eventually all acquired by the Shuberts.

It was in 1931 that the Shuberts took ownership of this theater, however, in 1945 they sold it to City Playhouses, an investment group.

In 1982, the Nederlander organization bought the theater, and it was renamed in honor of legendary composer Richard Rodgers in 1990.

Theatre Opened in 1924

The 46th Street Theatre, now called the Richard Rodgers Theatre, opened on Christmas Eve in 1924 showing Greenwich Follies. In its early years it booked shows that had played other theaters first.

Ethel Merman starred in two hit shows, the Cole Porter triumph DuBarry was a Lady in 1939, and Panama Hattie in 1940. Guys and Dolls, winner of 8 Tony awards, opened in 1945 and played at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for three years.

Gwen Verdon starred in three successive musicals at the Richard Rodgers: Damn Yankees, New Girl In Town, and Redhead. Other blockbuster musicals that have kept the lights on in the Richard Rodgers Theatre include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 1776, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Nine, and In the Heights.

Richard Rodgers Theatre Design

Architect Herbert Krapp decided to have rows “L” onward slope upward, using "stadium seating" so that audiences in the rear had a better view of the stage.

The rear section of the orchestra is as high as a mezzanine; so high that the lobby is actually underneath the rear orchestra.

The facade of the Richard Rodgers Theatre has a white brick wall with a triple-arched loggia and Corinthian columns.