The theater was originally opened under the name of Stuyvesant Theatre with a production of A Grand Army Man on October 16, 1907. It was built for impresario David Belasco by George Keister, who in 1910, renamed the theatre after himself. The very first production to take place under the new moniker was The Lily, a Belasco interpretation of Le Lys by Leroux. The theater was leased to Katherine Cornell in 1931 and in 1948 the Shubert Organization acquired the theatre. The building was rented for broadcast to NBC from 1949 to 1953 before converting to a conventional theatre.
If you’re looking to catch the show, our Belasco Theatre guide has all the information you could possibly need.
Address: 111 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
Seating Capacity: 1,016
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Orchestra: The Belasco Theatre Orchestra section is entirely step-free for all patrons. There are eight designated wheelchair spaces across rows J-P, and a further eight transfer seats with folding armrests are available across rows H-P.
Mezzanine: The Mezzanine is only accessible by one flight of stairs, with a further two steps up to each row. Every row with steps has a handrail to further aid patrons.
Balcony: The Balcony is only accessible by two flights of stairs, with a further two steps up to every row. Where there are steps up to rows, handrails are provided. Please be advised that patrons should practice caution before booking in this section, as the steep rake is not advised for anyone with limited mobility.
Wheelchair Accessibility: Seating is accessible to the Orchestra without steps and to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Restroom: Restrooms available. Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
Assisted Listening Device: Hearing devices available at the venue, no reservation needed. ID required as deposit.
Accessible Seating: ADA seating is in the Orchestra only.
Handy Tips about Belasco Theatre
- Avoid getting seats at the extreme corner seats of rows B to D as they have an obstructed view.
- The bar sells products at an increased price. Sort your eating and drinking before you enter the theater. Check our suggestions for restaurants near the Belasco Theatre below.
- There are a couple of steps after every row on the mezzanine level, so be careful when booking tickets for that section if you face mobility issues.
- Opt for the first rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level or the corner seats if you need extra legroom. But be warned, these seats a sold out early.
- Wear warm clothes as the theater tends to get chilly at times owing to its size.
Getting To Belasco Theatre
The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street, in the middle of New York’s Broadway district. A variety of restaurants and hotels are in walking distance, perfect for dinners and a good night’s sleep. The bright lights of Times Square can also be enjoyed in the area, and attractions including the New York Public Library are close by for a spot of pre-show tourism.
The closest subway station is Times Square - 42nd Street on the 1, 2, 3, N, C, and E lines. After stepping off the train, the Belasco Theatre is just three minutes’ walk by walking northeast on Broadway towards 43rd Street, before turning right onto West 44th Street. Although 42nd Street is the nearest station, there are many others a short walk from the venue.
The Belasco Theatre is served by bus routes including the M5, M7, M20, M42, and M104. Options within walking distance include the M42 which stops between West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, or the M7 which stops at West 44th Street and 7th Avenue. Both are less than five minutes’ walk to the theater.
Restaurants Near Belasco Theatre
You can make your Broadway experience extra special with our hand-picked selection of the best restaurants near Belasco Theatre. If you’re looking for an in-depth guide for food options in the Theatre District, we have got you covered. Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Belasco Theatre:
- Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant:A wood-paneled Irish pub, Connolly’s is your go-to place for pub food and a beer in New York.
- DB Bistro Moderne: Located in the Theater District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.
- Carmine's: One of the most popular restaurants on Broadway, Carmine’s is your answer to home-style Italian food in New York.
- Hunt & Fish Club: Posh space in the AKA Times Square for steak, seafood, caviar & other high-end American fares.
- Sardi’s: This iconic, continental diner is lined with caricatures of showbiz celebrities making it a hit with locals and tourists alike.
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111 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States