The Theatre at Madison Square Garden

4 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001

The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the 1/2/3/A/C/E trains to 34th Street/Penn Station. Or take the B/D/F/M/N/Q/R trains to 34th Street/Herald Square, and walk West on 32nd Street towards 7th Avenue.
  • Entrance: 7th Avenue between W. 31st and W. 33rd Street The entrance to the Theater at Madison Square Garden is located on 7th Avenue at 32nd Street, and is located above Penn Station.
  • Box Office Hours:
    Monday - Saturday:
    10am - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 5600

The seating in the Theater at Madison Square Garden varies between 2,000 and 5,600 depending upon the event. The views are good all around, and they boast that even the last row is only 177 feet away from the stage.

The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Seating Chart

The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Seating Chart

Parking for The Theatre at Madison Square Garden

The closest parking garages for The Theatre at Madison Square Garden are located at:

Icon Parking Systems at MSG
One Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001
(212) 643-7409

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 Madison Square Garden Company

Official Ticketer: Ticketmaster

Elevator: Yes

Escalator: Yes

Disabled Access Notes:

Ramps are provided for access to the main entrance. For elevator access to the theatre, use the Tower A elevator located in Chase Square by the 7th Avenue entrance.

For patrons who have previously acquired their tickets, use the disabled guest/employees only entrance located near 8th Avenue and 33rd Street.

No show scheduled to open at this theatre.

Previous Shows

Twas the Night Before - By Cirque du Soleil

  • Opened: December 13, 2023
  • Show Closed: December 28, 2023
An exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas classic in a Cirque du Soleil style …more

Twas the Night Before... By Cirque du Soleil 2019

  • Opened: December 12, 2019
  • Show Closed: December 29, 2019
An exhilarating acrobatic interpretation of a cherished Christmas classic about the magical, sleigh-riding gift-giver, Santa Claus. …more

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

  • Opened: December 18, 2018
  • Show Closed: December 30, 2018
The story of a grumpy character on a mission to steal Christmas from the people of Whoville, only to have his heart and mind changed by a young girl. …more

The Theatre at Madison Square Garden History

Part of the mammoth Madison Square Garden complex, the Theater at Madison Square Garden is an appropriately enormous space, far larger than any Broadway theater. Its size makes it ideal for concerts and popular annual family shows like A Christmas Carol and Peter Pan.

The theatre was originally know as the Felt Theatre and later became The Paramount Theatre and The Hulu Theater before being renamed The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

Former Names Of The Theatre

  • Felt Forum 1968-1992
  • Paramount Theatre 1992-2007
  • The WaMu Theater 2007- 2009
  • The Theatre at Madison Square Garden 2010 - 2018
  • The Hulu Theater 2018-2023
  • The Theatre at Madison Square Garden 2023 onwards

Types of Shows

The Theater at MSG, has been used for musical acts and others shows including comedy acts, awards shows, and even boxing matches.

On this site, Madison Square Garden opened in 1968 with a ceremony hosted by Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, is actually the fourth arena to bear the MSG name.

The first and second incarnations were located in and named for New York City's Madison Square Park and opened in 1879.

History of Its Names

Since its opening in 1968 The Theater at Madison Square Garden has gone by many names.

The theater was first known as the Felt Forum, named after then-president Irving Mitchell Felt. Paramount Communications later owned the venue in the early 1990s, and renamed it the Paramount Theater.

In 1997, Paramount was bought by Viacom and sold its Madison Square Garden Properties. The theater would simply be called The Theater at Madison Square Garden until 2007, when its naming rights were sold to Washington Mutualand renamed it the WaMu Theater.

Washington Mutual's Collapse 2009

Following Washington Mutual's collapse in 2009, the name was reverted back to The Theater at Madison Square Garden. It then became known as the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, after Hulu signed a deal with the theater in 2018.

The Theatre at Madison Square Garden Design

Madison Square Garden is between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue, stretching from 31st to 33rd Street.

It encompasses the huge Arena that New York sports teams like the Knicks and the Rangers call home (and that features spectacular concert performances by major artists like Elton John and U2), the Expo Center, a terrace, and the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

'The Garden', as it is usually referred to by local sports fans, was built over the always-busy Penn Station, so the area gets quite congested on game nights.