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Brooks Atkinson Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Brooks Atkinson Theatre | An Overview


Opened : 1926

Currently Playing : SIX : The Musical

Longest Running Show: Waitress

Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm | Sunday: 12 pm-6 pm

Number of Seats: 1029 seats | Orchestra (583 seats), Front Mezzanine (156 seats), Rear Mezzanine(290 seats)

Available Facilities: Accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible seats, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing Assistance, Food Stall, Water fountain

A Brief History Of Brooks Atkinson Theatre


Built for the Chanin Brothers by Herbert J. Krapp, the theater officially opened in 1926 as Mansfield Theatre. It was rarely used between the years 1933 and 1945 until it was acquired by Michael Myerberg and subsequently leased to CBS under the name of CBS Studio 59 for television productions. It was then renamed in 1960 after the former New York Times theater critic Brooks Atkinson, and in 1967 the Nederlander Organization purchased it (in part-ownership).

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Best Seats in Brooks Atkinson Theatre


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Value for money

Mezzanine Center and Balcony Front.

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Best views of the stage

Orchestra Center and Mezzanine Center first four rows.

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Most expensive seats

Orchestra Center front seats

Interact with the Brooks Atkinson Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing at Brooks Atkinson Theatre


SIX : The musical

Currently Playing at Brooks Atkinson Theatre


Feminism and British history are rarely on the same page but Six attempts to bring them together in a neon-designed rock-concert on stage. The show written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss challenged the story of Henry VIII and his Queens and gave them a voice through this path-breaking show that also contests theatre traditions. The Queens dress up in punk costumes, sing their version of history in pop, rock, and even EDM, and they urge you to film them singing! Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Brooks Atkinson Theatre in the Past


Facilities Available at Brooks Atkinson Theatre


  1. Accessible Entrance
  2. Wheelchair Accessible Seats
  3. Water Fountain
  4. Accessible Bathrooms
  5. Hearing Assistance
  6. Concession Stands

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.
  • Brooks Atkinson Theater is located at a happening part of the city. Plan to reach the theater early.
  • The prices of food and beverages are quite steep at the food stall of the theater.
  • The first few rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level and the corner seats of the theater are the best for you if you need extra legroom.

Getting To Brooks Atkinson Theatre


The Brooks Atkinson Theater is strategically located bang in the middle of the Theatre District. As such, it would be best if you take the subway to the theater. There are plenty of choices 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.

Parking Near Brooks Atkinson Theatre


There are plenty of parking spaces near the theater, too. MPG Parking on West 44th Street or Meyers Parking (MP Times Square Garage) on West 45th Street are good parking choices around Brooks Atkinson Theatre.

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Restaurants Near Brooks Atkinson Theatre


  • Becco: Lidia Bastianich's lower-priced sibling to Felidia offering pasta specials.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Lively sports-bar chain dishing up wings & other American pub grub amid lots of large-screen TVs.
  • Bareburger: Casual, eco-minded regional chain for organic burgers (from beef to bison) & more, plus beer & wine.
  • The Lamb's Club: This art-deco style restaurant, located in 132 West 44th Street, serves some of the best cocktails and steaks in New York.
  • Scarlatto:Classic decor & menu set the scene for hearty fare like Ossobucco, homemade fettuccine & tiramisu.

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