Vivian Beaumont Theatre

150 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10020

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the 1 to the 66th Street/Lincoln Center stop.
  • Entrance: 65th Street, between 10th and Broadway The Vivian Beaumont Theatre is located in the Lincoln Center complex, which stretches from 64th to 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue
  • Box Office Hours:
    10am - 6pm
    Tuesday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm
    Noon - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 1080

The Vivian Beaumont Theatre has excellent sightlines all around, but it is a large 1,100-seat space, so mid-center orchestra is ideal. No matter how good your seats are, though, you can pretty much expect to have your knees crammed up against the seat in front of you. For musicals, beware of the loge: The sound isn't always so good up there.

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Seating Chart

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Vivian Beaumont Theatre

The closest parking garages for Vivian Beaumont Theatre are located at:

Mhm Parking Corporation
165 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
Icon Parking Systems
160 West 66th Street
New York, NY 10023

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: Lincoln Center Theater

Official Ticketer: Lincoln Center Theater


This Broadway theater actually lies outside of the Times Square theater district and is part of the Lincoln Center Theater which houses three theatres, but the Beaumont is the only one big enough to count as a Broadway theatre.

Elevator: Yes

Escalator: Yes

Disabled Access Notes:

A wheelchair lift is located to the left of the entrance. Row O in the Orchestra level is all wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, the Mezzanine/Loge level is inaccessible due to structural limitations.

Upcoming Shows


  • Previews Begin: September 5, 2024
  • Opens: September 30, 2024
  • Show Closes: November 24, 2024
An examination of the inescapable humanity of a famous writer who battles with life challenges and his own inner demons. …more
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Floyd Collins

  • Previews Begin: March 27, 2025
  • Opens: April 21, 2025
  • Show Closes: Open ended
Poignant musical inspired by the true story of Floyd Collins, who becomes trapped in a Kentucky cave in 1925. The show explores themes of hope, desperation, and media impact. …more
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Previous Shows

Uncle Vanya

  • Opened: April 24, 2024
  • Show Closed: June 16, 2024
Sonya and her uncle Vanya have devoted their lives to managing the family farm in isolation, but when her celebrated, ailing father and his charismatic wife move in, their lives …more


  • Opened: April 13, 2023
  • Show Closed: July 23, 2023
A revival of the quintessential show albeit a new 21st century take on the classic tale in King Arthur's Camelot and the tragic struggle between passion and aspiration …more

The Old Man & The Pool

  • Opened: November 13, 2022
  • Show Closed: January 15, 2023
A new comedic solo play with Mike Birbiglia at the helm that depicts a coming-of-middle-age story about when life takes a dive - into a highly-chlorinated YMCA pool. …more

Skin of Our Teeth

  • Opened: April 25, 2022
  • Show Closed: May 29, 2022
Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about a family's spirit to survive under trying times through the ages …more

Flying Over Sunset

  • Opened: December 13, 2021
  • Show Closed: January 16, 2022
Three iconic people of the 1950’s take a mind altering substance, LSD, which changes their perspective of the world and the course of their lives. …more

The Great Society

  • Opened: October 6, 2019
  • Show Closed: November 30, 2019
Historical play detailing Lyndon B. Johnson’s second term as US President, and the actions he took during the Civil Rights Movement and The Vietnam War. …more

My Fair Lady

  • Opened: April 19, 2018
  • Show Closed: July 7, 2019
My Fair Lady is a revival directed by Bartlett Sher, one of the most exciting contemporary directors of American theatre that centers around a bet that a man can teach …more


  • Opened: October 12, 2017
  • Show Closed: January 7, 2018
Junk is a fast-paced thriller and a politically relevant drama. The full title of the play is Junk: The Golden Age of Debt. The story focuses on a business journalist …more


  • Opened: April 13, 2017
  • Show Closed: July 16, 2017
Oslo comes to Broadway following a sold-out, highly reviewed Off-Broadway production at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. After a hiatus, the show arrives at Lincoln Center’s largest venue, the …more

The King and I

  • Opened: April 16, 2015
  • Show Closed: June 26, 2016
First premiering on Broadway in 1951, The King and I is the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical that takes place in Siam (Thailand) in the 1860s. It is based on …more

War Horse

  • Opened: April 14, 2011
  • Show Closed: January 6, 2013
As World War I begins, Albert's horse Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to France. Unable to forget Joey, Albert sets off on a journey to find him. …more

Vivian Beaumont Theatre History

The Vivian Beaumont was built in 1965 and is the larger theatre space at Lincoln Center Theater, which also contains the 299-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Located in the back corner of the enormous Lincoln Center complex on the Upper West Side. The Vivian Beaumont Theatre is the only Broadway theater not in the Times Square area.

Named For Philanthropist

Named for philanthropist Vivian Beaumont Allen, the theater opened on October 21, 1965. Upon opening, the Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center moved in and stayed until 1973. Then the New York Shakespeare Festival, famously run by Joseph Papp and now part of downtown's Public Theater, took up residence at the Vivian Beaumont until 1977.

Among the plays presented by the NYSF during that time was a legendary revival of Threepenny Opera starring Raul Julia.

Theatre Was Empty For Ten Years

For the next ten years, the Vivian Beaumont Theatre was frequently without a tenant, but in 1985, things began to turn around for the theater when Gregory Mosher and Bernard Gersten came on board as Director and Executive Producer, respectively. Under Mosher and Gersten, the Vivian Beaumont presented hit revivals of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves and Anything Goes starring Patti Lupone.

Theatre Now Known For Breathtaking Revivals and Intriguing New Plays

In 1992, Mosher left and was replaced by Andre Bishop, and since then Bishop and Gersten have proved to be a dynamic duo. The Vivian Beaumont Theatre now provides some of the most breathtaking revivals and intriguing new plays and musicals to be seen on Broadway.

Notable Performances At The Beaumont

The Vivian Beaumont Theatre has hosted numerous celebrated revivals and some excellent new works as well.

Among them are Danton's Death, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Little Foxes, Lovers, Man of La Mancha, Threepenny Opera, The House of Blue Leaves, Anything Goes, The Sisters Rosensweig, Gray's Anatomy, Carousel, Arcadia, Ivanov, Parade, Contact, The Light in the Piazza, The Coast of Utopia, South Pacific, A Free Man of Color, and War Horse.

Vivian Beaumont Theatre Design

The interior of the 1,100-seat Vivian Beaumont Theatre is somewhat nondescript, but it has an enormous thrust stage that gives performances there an 'in the round' feel.

Theatre Lacks Style But Has Function

What the performance space itself lacks in style, the rest of the building more than makes up for: In front of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre is a beautiful reflecting pool where you can peacefully relax on the benches surrounding it. The lobby is spacious with a high ceiling and enormous windows looking out onto the plaza. On one side of the lobby, you can mingle and listen to live music before the show (or come extra early for scheduled pre-performance discussions with the artists).

On the other side of the theatre, check out the gift stand, which has CDs, scripts, and T-shirts for Lincoln Center Theater shows. In the middle there are plenty of over-priced drinks and snacks to enjoy at the bar. An unusual but welcome feature of both spaces at the Lincoln Center Theater is a phalanx of lockers, which patrons are free to use for storing coats, umbrellas, and anything else during the performance.