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Booth Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Located at 222 West 45th Street, the Booth Theatre is small Broadway performance venue owned by the Shubert Organisation. This is the second theater named in the honor of legendary 19th century actor Edwin Booth, after the first one was destroyed by a fire in 1869. The Booth was constructed by manager Lee Shubert and producer Winthrop Ames. The theater hosted a production for the first time on October 16, 1913, t with Arnold Bennett’s The Great Adventure.

Since then, the Booth Theatre has gone on to host many an iconic productions including You Can’t Take It With You, Swan Song, Sunday In The Park With George, Once On This Island, The Elephant Man, and Hand To God, among others.

Looking forward to watching the show? Our Booth Theatre seating chart is here to help you find the best seats.

Venue Details

Address: 222 West 45 Street, Between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York NY 10036

Opened: 1913

Seating Capacity: 800
Orchestra : 514 (Wheelchair - 6)
Mezzanine : 252
Boxes : 12
Standing Room : 22

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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: There are no steps in the Orchestra section and all wheelchair accessible seats are in the Orchestra.
Mezzanine: 2 flights of stairs (up 31 steps) lead up to the Mezzanine and there are no elevators or escalators. On the Mezzanine Level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind Row H.

Available Facilities

Restroom: Ladies and men's restrooms on the Basement level. Unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom located on orchestra level.
Concessions: Orchestra and basement levels.
Payphone: Located in the lobby.
Water Fountain: Located in concessions lobby.

Handy Tips

  • Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra section without steps. Please note that wheelchair seating is located in the orchestra section only.
  • Please note, once on the mezzanine Level there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. The entrance to the mezzanine is behind Row H.
  • If you’re late for the show, you’ll be seated at the manager’s discretion.
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed inside the Booth Theatre. There’s a water fountain located in the concessions lobby.
  • There are no escalators or elevators available in the Booth Theatre, so please book your tickets accordingly to minimize the walking you’ll have to do.
  • Legroom has been a problem for many people, especially in the mezzanine section, so take that into consideration when you book your tickets.

Getting There

The Booth Theatre is located at 222 West 45th Street, a popular neighborhood in New York City.

If you’re planning on taking the subway, then the closest subway station is 42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station and you can take the A, C or E trains, again depending on your starting point, to get there.

Not a fan of the subway? You can bring your own vehicle too! Bright Management at 329 West 46th Street or LAZ Parking at 247 West 46th Street are good options for safe parking around Booth Theatre.

Restaurants near Booth Theatre

Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Booth Theatre:

1. Playwright Celtic Pub: A pub straight from the dales of Ireland, the Playwright Celtic Pub is spread over 4-floors and roof. The Playwright is one of the best plays to catch a drink before/after your Broadhurst experience.

2. Haru Sushi: Lovers of sushi and Japanese cuisine, in general, should definitely give Haru Sushi a try.

3. The Palm West Side: This clubby eatery serves high-end steakhouse fare, seafood and diverse wines.

4. Russian Samovar: Get a taste of authentic Russian in Broadway at this iconic eatery with live piano music to accompany the delicacies.

5. Blue Fin: A classy restaurant which serves pre-Theatre seafood and sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.

6. Carmine's: NYC’s legendary family-style restaurant offering the most delicious Italian food. Be prepared for gigantic proportions similar to ones your grandma would serve you.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our Theatre District Restaurants Guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district.

FAQs: Booth Theatre

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When was the Booth Theatre built?

The Shubert brothers developed the Booth and Shubert theaters as their first venues on the block. It opened on October 16, 1913, with Arnold Bennett's play The Great Adventure.

What is the address of the Booth Theatre?

222 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

What is the seating capacity of Booth Theatre?