Al Hirschfeld Theatre | An Overview
Opened : 1924
Currently Playing : Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Longest Running Show: Kinky Boots
Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Number of Seats: 1342 seats | Orchestra (676 seats), Mezzanine (666 seats)
Available Facilities: Coat check, Accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible seats, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing assistance, Water fountain
A Brief History Of The Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Al Hirschfeld Theater opened as the Martin Beck Theatre on 11 November 1924 with a production by Madame Pompadour. It was named after its owner, the vaudeville entrepreneur Martin Beck. At the time, this was the only theater in New York to be fully owned without any mortgage provisions. The new owner and operator of the theatre, Jujamcyn Theatres, purchased the venue from the Beck family in 1965. On 21 June 2003, the name of the theater was changed to the Al Hirschfeld Theater in memory of the Broadway caricaturist Albert Hirschfeld who expired in January of the same year.
Best Seats in Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Value for money
Orchestra Center between rows F to O. Mezzanine Center rows D & E
Best views of the stage
Orchestra Center and Mezzanine Center first three rows
Most expensive seats
Orchestra Center front seats
Interact with the Al Hirschfeld Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.
Currently Playing At Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Baz Luhrmann's beloved 2001 film Moulin Rouge! is now on Broadway with a cast as mesmerising and eclectic as the show - Tony winner Karen Olivo, Aaron Tveit, and six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein. Whizz to the Montmartre Quarter of Paris and experience a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance - of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles. Know More
Broadway Shows Screened at Al Hirschfeld Theatre in the Past
Facilities Available at Al Hirschfeld Theatre
- Accessible Entrance
- Wheelchair Accessible Seats
- Unisex Accessible Bathrooms
- Water Fountain
- Coat Check
- Hearing Assistance
- The bathroom for the theater is in the basement. The queues tend to be long during the intermission, so use the loo before settling down for the show.
- Use the coat check facility of the theater for storage.
- There is a flight of stairs that lead to the mezzanine level, so be careful when booking tickets for that section if you have mobility restrictions.
- Go for the first rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level or the corner seats if you need extra legroom.
Getting To Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Located in the middle of the busy Theater District, getting to the Al Hirschfeld Theater is not at all daunting considering its strategic location. If you plan to take the subway there are plenty of choices that you can choose from depending on your starting point. You can either ride the C or E train to 50th Street and 8th Avenue, 1,9 to 50th Street and Broadway or take the N, R train to 49th Street and 7th Avenue. Cabs can take you directly to the theater from any part of New York.
Parking Near Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Hotels Near Al Hirschfeld Theatre
Restaurants Near Al Hirschfeld Theatre
- Supernova: An airy, window-filled eatery in 226 West 52nd Street, Supernova serves New American fare in modern digs.
- The Palm West Side: This clubby eatery serves high-end steakhouse fare, seafood and diverse wines.
- Russian Samovar: Get a taste of authentic Russian on Broadway at this iconic eatery with live piano music to accompany the delicacies.
- Blue Fin: A classy restaurant that serves pre-theater seafood and sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.
- Gallaghers Steakhouse: An iconic joint for classic cuts and raw bar items in renovated digs, located on 228 West 52nd Street.