Info The Bergen Performing Arts Center located in Englewood, New Jersey is a not-for-profit community theater whose mission is to encourage the performance arts. Originally the John Harms Center for performing arts, the BergenPAC took over the space in 2004, continuing the center's community-oriented approach to exhibiting and ... more
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
Info Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, opened in 1962 in the Lincoln Square neighborhood and commissioned by John D. Rockefeller III, is a major cultural center in New York City. With its 29 indoor and outdoor performance spaces it is no wonder that the Lincoln Center is a frequented spot for audiences in search of spectacular ... more
70 Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
New York, NY 10019
Info Part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Metropolitan Opera House has operated on the Upper West Side since 1966, but the company has been around even longer. Its first season was in 1883, and since then it has staged all the classic shows, featuring many of the opera world’s biggest stars. The 3 ... more
88 West End Avenue # 2
New York, NY 10023
Info Home since 1927 to dozens of New York City's iconic Broadway shows, the Neil Simon Theatre, formerly known as The Alvin, was renamed in 1983 in honor of the famous American playwright. Following the success of Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, the theater went on to host the second and third parts of Simon's autobiographical ... more
250 W 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Info The Marquis Theater in Manhattan, New York, is one of the newer theaters to join the Broadway collection. Opened in the Marriot Marquis Hotel in 1986, the 1,600-person venue contains both orchestra and mezzanine seating in a theater designed with intimate performances in mind. Concessions of food, beverage, and a full bar ... more
New York, NY 10036
Info The 92nd Street Y, short for the 92nd Street Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association, has long been a cultural institution – including one of the city’s most prestigious primary schools – on the Upper East Side. In 2008, the organization opened 92YTribeca, a downtown performance space ... more
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Concert Venue / Theater
Info Built in 1929, this former movie palace in the Bronx has been restored to its original grandeur and is the site of concerts and other live performances. With a capacity of 3,689, the Paradise is still one of the 25 largest movie theaters ever built in the United States. Main-floor and balcony seats are surrounded by over ... more
2403 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10468
Info The Astor Place Theatre is an off Broadway theater located in the NoHo district of Manhattan on Lafayette Street. The building in which the Astor Place Theatre is housed can lay claim to being one of the oldest in the city. Constructed in 1831 in the Greek revival style, the building is characterized by its grandiose ... more
434 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Live Music Venue / Theater
Info The legendary Apollo Theater, located in the heart of Harlem, New York, opened in 1934 during the height of the Harlem Renaissance. The iconic two-level theater is heralded as one of the most important venues in the development of live theatrical entertainment within the African American community. Events at the Apollo ... more
253 West 125th Street
New York, NY 10027-4408
Info One of Broadway's oldest theaters, the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, originally named The Globe after Shakespeare's famous theater, opened in New York in 1910 as a musical and dramatic performance space. The 1,500-person capacity venue features orchestra and two levels of mezzanine seating. Since its inception, productions at ... more
205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
New York theaters hardly need an introduction. After all, this is the home of Broadway, and even the most uneducated, theatrically challenged dolt knows that Broadway is the veritable Shangri-La of theaterlovers everywhere.
To put it in perspective, the official city theater district, centered mostly along Broadway in Manhattan, offers more than three dozen professional theaters with a capacity of five hundred or more. The sheer number of big venues is matched only by London’s famous West End theater district, which explains why most people consider Broadway home to the highest level of English commercial theater in the entire world.
If that isn’t enough to convince you, then maybe Broadway theaters’ annual returns will: collectively, these incredible New York theaters sell more than a billion dollars in tickets every year. From the biggest musicals at places like the Foxwoods, Gershwin, Helen Hayes, and Eugene O'Neill theaters to classic big productions at the Walter Kerr Theatre and the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, great theater in the Big Apple is as American as, well, apple pie.
Of course, Broadway isn’t the only place to catch great NYC theater. Tons of smaller professional houses manage to serve up equally impressive performances. Often referred to collectively as Off-Broadway, these venues don’t even have to be situated near the big Broadway theaters, as the term Off-Broadway has come to mean any professional venue in New York with a seating capacity between 100 and 499. The venues are sprinkled all over town and into Brooklyn, and often act as a springboard for plays that eventually wind up at bigger theaters.
So you can either catch the biggest thing or the next big thing at theaters in New York, because it’s literally all here.