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The Broadhurst Theatre opened in 1917 as a collaboration between playwright George H. Broadhurst and the prolific Shubert brothers (now the Shubert Organization, which owns around 24 venues on Broadway). It has remained a steadily booked theater over the years, with actors including Leslie Howard, Katherine Hepburn and Diane Keaton performing at the venue.

The Broadhurst Theatre was built as an unofficial twin for the Plymouth Theatre (now Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre) which opened around the same time. Regular Broadway architect Herbert J. Krapp designed them identically on the outside – with plain brick and simple terracotta trimmings – and the interior of the Broadhurst is clean and subtle, with Greek-inspired decorative friezes and columns.

If you’re looking to catch the show, our Broadhurst Theatre seating chart has all the information you could possibly need.

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Venue Details

Address: 235 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Opened: 1917

Seating Capacity: 1160
Orchestra : 731
Mezzanine : 429

Seating Chart
Check out the Broadhurst Theatre Seating Chart here.

Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: The Broadhurst Theatre Orchestra is step-free for all patrons. There are six wheelchair viewing spaces in rows K and O in the Left and Right Orchestra, and row Q in the Center Orchestra. There are also five transfer seats on the aisles across rows J, O, R and S.
Mezzanine: The Mezzanine is located up one flight of stairs, with a further two steps down to each row. There are eight transfer seats in the section, across aisles in rows B, F, G, H and K. Handrails are available at the end of every row for easier access.

Available Facilities

Restroom: Wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main level. Additional restrooms are located down 1 flight of stairs.
Hearing Assistance: Assisted Listening Devices, Closed Captioning, & Audio Description available.
Accessible Seating: Wheelchair accessible seats are located in the orchestra. Aisle seats with folding armrests are available in the Orchestra and Mezzanine.
Wheelchair Access: Theater is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.
Water Fountain: Water fountain located in the Rear Orchestra. 36" in height.

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Handy Tips

  • Not the entirety of the theater is wheelchair accessible. Just the designated seats have step-free access. Keep this information in mind when booking the tickets.
  • The food stall sells products at a higher price. Get your eating and drinking done before you enter the theater.
  • Go for the first rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level or the corner seats for some extra legroom.
  • This theatre is known to be relatively warm. A casual sweater is however recommended during winters.

Getting To Broadhurst Theatre

Broadhurst Theater is located at the heart of Midtown Manhattan. If you plan to take the subway, there are plenty of train routes that you can choose from depending on your starting point. You can either ride the B, D, F, or M train to 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, 1,9 to 42nd Street and Broadway or take the N, Q, R, or W train to 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. Cabs can take you directly to the theater from any part of New York.

The closest subway station is Times Square - 42nd Street on the 1, 2, and 3 lines. After stepping off the train, the Broadhurst Theatre is three minutes on foot by walking north-east on West 43rd Street, turning right onto 7th Avenue, and turning left onto West 44th Street.

The Broadhurst Theatre is served by bus routes including the M7, M20 and M104. These buses all stop along West 44th Street and 7th Avenue, which is then a couple of minutes from the theater on foot. Alternatively, the SIM8 and SIM22 stop along West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, four minutes away on foot.

Restaurants Near Broadhurst Theatre

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

  • Playwright Celtic Pub: A pub straight from the dales of Ireland, the Playwright Celtic Pub is spread over 4-floors and roof.
  • John’s of Times Square: Famous circa-1929 Village pizzeria slings trademark thin-crust pies in a soaring Midtown space.
  • City Kitchen:Industrial-style marketplace with diverse food vendors offering global eats in a bustling setup.
  • Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery: Cheesecakes are the star at this Brooklyn-themed locale with deli fare, BBQ, a full bar & patio.
  • Haru Sushi : Lovers of sushi and Japanese cuisine, in general, should definitely give Haru Sushi a try.

FAQs: Broadhurst Theatre

How old is the Broadhurst Theatre in New York?


When was the Broadhurst Theatre built?

Producer/playwright George Howells Broadhurst opened his namesake theatre, designed by Herbert J. Krapp, on September 27, 1917.

What is the address of the Broadhurst Theatre?

235 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

What is the seating capacity of Broadhurst Theatre?

The Broadhurst Theatre has a capacity of 1160 seats. Section capacities are 731 Orchestra and 429 Mezzanine. Use our interactive seating chart to view 188 seat reviews and 166 photos of views from seat.