Concert Venue / Theater
Info Originally designed as a movie theater and art house, the Gramercy Theatre of New York City opened in 1937. Until 1998, the venue served as an art house, a coffee shop, a dollar movie theater, and a theater for the revival of Hollywood classics. It was also the primary shooting location of the Fugees’ music video ... more
127 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
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 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
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
219 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10019
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Info The Eugene O'Neill Theatre opened in 1925 in Manhattan, New York, and was renamed in honor of the American playwright in 1959. It is regarded as one of the most iconic "Broadway" theaters. Past performances at the O’Neill Theatre include The Children's Hour, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Annie, Madame Butterfly ... more
230 W. 49th Street
New York, 10019
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
226 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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
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.