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 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 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
256 West 47th Street
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. Performances at 92YTribeca ... more
200 Hudson Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10013
340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
Info Notorious for being “the most famous club of all time,” Studio 54 located in Manhattan, New York, has a history as infamous as the city itself. Opened by Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, as a club during the peak of the disco days in 1977, Studio 54 revolutionized nightlife with its multidimensional entertainment including ... more
254 West 54th Street
New York, NY, 10019
Info The Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, New Jersey, is a nonprofit performing arts organization that caters to developing the arts in northern New Jersey. Built in 1937, the theater has since undergone several renovations, taking it from a movie theater through the 1980s, when it was closed and ultimately reopened ... more
100 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Info Nederlander Theatre is a Broadway theater located in the Times Square district of New York City. Built in 1921, the venue is one of nine Broadway theaters belonging to The Nederlander Organization, whose theaters have housed productions like Annie, The Lion King, and Wicked. Productions at the Nederlander Theater include ... more
208 W 41st Street
New York, NY 10018
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 Best known as the home of Shakespeare in the Park, the Delacorte Theater is an open-air amphitheater located in the heart of Central Park. It opened in 1962 and featured an eighteen hundred person capacity. This horseshoe shaped venue sees over a hundred thousand theater goers over the course of the year. The theater has ... more
Central Park West
(Mid-Park at 80th Street on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn)
New York, NY 10024
Concert Venue / Theater
Info Formerly known as the Westbury Music Fair, NYCB Theatre at Westbury is located in Westbury, New York about an hour outside of Manhattan. The venue itself grew from an outdoor tented performance venue for eighteen-hundred people in 1956 to a fully enclosed theater in the round for three thousand spectators in 1966 ... more
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
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.