425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
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 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 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 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
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 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.