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Eugene O’Neill Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Eugene O'Neill Theatre | An Overview


Opened : 1925

Currently Playing : The Book of Mormon

Longest Running Show: Tobacco Road

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

Number of Seats: 1047 seats | Orchestra (668 seats), Rear Mezzanine (366 seats) & 6 Boxes

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

A Brief History Of Eugene O'Neill Theatre


The theater was designed by Herbert J. Krapp for the Shuberts. It was originally opened as The Forest (named after the tragedian of the 19th century Edwin Forrest) on 25 November 1925 with a performance of the musical Mayflowers. The theatre closed in 1945 and was revived as the Coronet following substantial alterations. In 1959, it changed its name under the ownership of Lester Osterman to the Eugene O'Neill Theater in memory of the American playwright. The theater was also owned by playwright Neil Simon after Osterman, before selling it in 1982 to Jujamcyn Theatres.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Best Seats in Eugene O'Neill Theatre


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Value for money

Mezzanine Center and Orchestra Center back.

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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 Eugene O'Neill Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing at Eugene O'Neill Theatre


The Book of Mormon


Aptly referred to as ‘God’s Favorite Musical’, "The Book of Mormon" was created by iconic duo, Matt Stone and Trey Parker (“South Park”), along with Robert Lopez (“Frozen”, “Avenue Q”). The story follows two young missionaries who are sent to Uganda to convert local citizens to the Mormon religion. A full-fledged adult musical, the show utilizes satire in the best possible way. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Eugene O'Neill Theatre in the Past


Facilities Available at Eugene O'Neill Theatre


  1. Accessible Entrance
  2. Wheelchair Accessible Seats
  3. Water Fountain
  4. Coat Check
  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.
  • The theater offers hearing aids. Make prior bookings if you need these devices
  • The bathroom is located on the mezzanine level. Do not wait around if you need to use the facilities during the intermission.
  • Wear warm clothes as the theater tends to get chilly at times.

Getting To Eugene O'Neill Theatre


Eugene O'Neill Theatre is situated in a well connected part of the city. If you are taking the subway to Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 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 Eugene O'Neill Theatre


There are plenty of parking spaces near the theater, too. One Parking on West 48th Street or Quik Park on West 51st Street are good parking choices around Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Hotels Near Eugene O'Neill Theatre


Restaurants Near Eugene O'Neill Theatre


  • The Blue Dog Cookhouse and Bar: Relaxed, stylish American eatery for sandwiches, salads & breakfast classics, plus cocktails.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Outpost of upmarket steakhouse chain known for sizzling, butter-topped beef in an elegant setting
  • Utsav: Spacious Indian eatery drawing theater-goers with fixed-priced pre-theater deals.
  • Times Square Diner & Grill: American diner fare & a full bar offered in a stylish, modern atmosphere with loft-height ceilings.
  • Da Marino: Festive downstairs restaurant with an old-school setting & traditional Southern Italian cuisine.

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