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 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
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
126 2nd Avenue
New York, 10003
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
New York, NY 10019
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 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 The Union Square Theater, located in New York, was originally built in 1926. It was known then as Tammany Hall. The five hundred person venue currently serves as an off-Broadway theater with both orchestra and mezzanine level seating. Shows hosted at the Union Square Theatre include The Laramie Project and Batboy the ... more
100 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
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
Info One of New York's famous Broadway theaters, Foxwoods Theatre is a relative newcomer that was built in 1997, combining its predecessors the Apollo and Lyric theaters. Formerly known as the Hilton Theatre and the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Foxwoods obtained its current name in August of 2010 when it was acquired ... more
213 W. 42nd 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.