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Al Hirschfeld Theatre
302 W 45th St, New York City, New York, NY 10036
The theater has a seating capacity of 1,242 seats across two levels. Designed in a Byzantine and Moorish architectural style, it features long, sloping orchestra and mezzanine areas, a colorfully painted dome, stained glass windows, and a large proscenium arch. Part of the Jujamcyn Theater Group, it regularly hosts performances.
Some walking tours of Time Square, Broadway, or the Theater District pass by the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. To see the interior and for the full experience, book tickets to a performance at the theater.
It was amazing and Lucas was so knowledgeable about all the Broadway theatres
Everything was memorable. We will recommend this tour to everyone especially to all of our theatre friends that come to New York. I found out all about theatres that I never knew and even my theatre loving kid learned some things too
Jennifer_T, Mar 2022
Things to Know Before You Go
Children under the age of 4 are not allowed inside the theater.
All bags are subject to security checks.
There are no elevators or escalators in the theater.
Standing room tickets are available when a performance is sold out.
The theater is not fully wheelchair accessible, but there are designated wheelchair areas.
How to Get There
The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located on West 45th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues. By subway, take the A, C, or E to 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal or the 7 to 42nd Street. Or take a bus running along Eighth or Ninth avenues or one headed to Port Authority Bus Terminal.
When to Get There
The theater’s box office hours depend on the show, but it is typically open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. It’s best to arrive early as there may be lines for the box office, cloakroom, or theater concessions. Latecomers are seated at the theater’s discretion.
The theater was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2003 after the caricaturist famous for his black and white drawings of Broadway legends. It's the only theater to be named after a visual artist. After the renaming, a permanent gallery was installed in the mezzanine of the theater, showcasing 22 of artist’s drawings, each representing a show performed at the theater.
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