566 Laguardia Place
New York, NY 10012
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 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
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
111 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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 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 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
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.