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Cort Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Cort Theatre | An Overview

Opened : 1912

Currently Playing : The Minutes

Longest Running Show: The Inner Man

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

Number of Seats: 1049 seats | Orchestra (503), Balcony (283), Mezzanine (264)

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

A Brief History Of Cort Theatre

In 1912, founder John Cort opened the Cort Theatre, designed by Edward B. Corey on West 48th street. The Cort Theater briefly hosted The Merv Griffin Show from 1969 to 1972 before turning back into an actual theatre. The theater later set a record by hosting 1,920 performances of the Stephen Schwartz musical, The Magic Show. The Cort Theatre was designated a New York City landmark on November 17, 1987. This was also the theatre where the aspiring actor James Dean made his Broadway debut in 1952 with the play See The Jaguar.

Cort Theatre Tickets

Best Seats in Cort Theatre

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Value for money

Mezzanine Center and Balcony.

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Best views of the stage

Orchestra Center and Mezzanine Center first three rows.

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Most expensive seats

Orchestra Center front seats

Interact with the Cort Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing At Cort Theatre

The Minutes

The Minutes centers in on a town council meeting covering a local hero, reserved parking and more petty policy matters that illuminate the dark truth below the town’s pride and history. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Cort Theatre in the Past

Facilities Available at Cort 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 handy when selecting seats.
  • The bathroom is located on the mezzanine level. If your seat is in the Orchestra level or the balcony, make sure you leave early during the intermission.
  • The food stall sells products at a rate higher than retail price. Visit one of the restaurants listed below to grab a bite before or after the show.
  • If you need extra legroom, go for the first rows of the orchestra and mezzanine level or the corner seats.

Getting To Cort Theatre

Since Cort Theatre is a major theater in the Theater District of New York City, 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 Cort Theatre

There are plenty of parking spaces near the theater, too. MPG Parking on West 48th Street or Meyers Parking (MP Times Square Garage) on West 45th Street are good parking choices around Cort Theatre.

Hotels Near Cort Theatre

Restaurants Near Cort Theatre

  • La Maison du Chocolat:Paris-based chocolatier offering fancy candies, plus macarons, pastries & gift boxes.
  • Dallas BBQ: A crowded local chain known for its massive servings of saucy meats, jumbo margaritas, and other classic fare.
  • Utsav: Spacious Indian eatery drawing theater-goers with fixed-priced pre-theater deals.
  • Five Guys: Fast-food chain with made-to-order burgers, fries & hot dogs, plus free peanuts while you wait.
  • Chick-fil-A: Fast-food chain serving chicken sandwiches, strips & nuggets along with salads & sides.

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