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
219 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10019
340 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019
Info New York City's Theater District is world renowned for its Broadway shows, and the New Amsterdam Theatre is one of district's oldest venues. When the theater was built in 1902 it was the largest theater in New York, with a seating capacity for just over seventeen hundred people. Performances at the New Amsterdam ... more
214 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
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
126 2nd Avenue
New York, 10003
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 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
Concert Venue / Theater
Info Radio City Music Hall, located in Rockefeller Center and opened in 1932, is a live entertainment venue and a top tourist destination. Countless shows have taken place in the 6,000-seat hall and New York City landmark. Annual events at the Radio City Music Hall include the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, which features ... more
1260 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
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
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
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.