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Hudson Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Located on 44th Street, just next to Times Square, is the new and refurbished Hudson Theater. Almost 50 years after its last Broadway performance in 1968, the Hudson Theater has returned in style, making for one of the finest theater experiences in NYC.

The Hudson Theatre originally opened in 1903, with Ethel Barrymore starring in Cousin Kate. Built by producer Henry B. Harris, the venue’s ownership was taken on by his wife after his death on the RMS Titanic in 1912. After stretches as an adult movie theater and a rock club, the building was granted landmark status in 1987 and spent many years as a hotel conference venue. It was restored to a fully operating theater after the Ambassador Theatre Group purchased the venue in 2015.

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

Venue Details

Address: 141 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

Opened: 1903

Seating Capacity: 970
Orchestra : 474
Mezzanine : 254
Balcony: 240

Seating Chart
Check out the Hudson Theatre Seating Chart here.

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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps.
Mezzanine: There are several small sets of stairs to get to the seats. There are 3 flights of stairs to the Balcony. Hand rails are available at every stepped seat row.

Available Facilities

Restroom: Accessible restrooms are located on both the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels. There are a total of 27 toilets in the venue.
Telephone: There is complimentary public Wifi throughout the theatre.
Water Fountain: A water fountain is available in the Dress Circle and the Balcony.

Handy Tips

  • Drinks are served in real glassware without a lid. Hence, it is advisable to have your drink at the bar as it may be a trouble and a task to keep things from spilling inside the theatre.
  • Burn This is a show that runs for 3 hours. Plan your restroom break accordingly.
  • Though the Hudson has some of the widest and most comfortable seating in Broadway, seats in the balcony, though not cramped are a bit small and low for tall folks. Keep this in mind when selecting your seats.

Getting There

The Hudson Theatre is located near Times Square and is very easy to reach. Located on 139-141 W 44th Street, you can find ample parking spaces near the theatre. Check out Icon Parking near the theatre for trouble-free parking.

On the other hand, if you’re taking the subway, there are plenty of options for you. You can take the lines A, C and E to the 42nd Street and 8th Avenue or lines N, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9 to 42nd Street and Times Square.

Restaurants near Hudson Theatre

You can make your Broadway experience extra special with our hand-picked selection of the best restaurants near Hudson Theatre. If you’re looking for an in-depth guide for food options in the Theatre District, we have got you covered. Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show?

1. Sardi’s: This iconic, continental diner is lined with caricatures of showbiz celebrities making it a hit with locals and tourists alike.

2. 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.

3. Carmine's: One of the most popular restaurants on Broadway, Carmine’s is your answer to home-style Italian food in New York.

4. Connolly's: A wood-paneled Irish pub, Connolly’s is your go to place for pub food and a beer in New York.

5. DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theater District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.

If you're looking for more options, how about checking out our in-depth guide on restaurants in the Theater District. It has everything you're looking for. And more.

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The Hudson Theatre is a Broadway theater at 139–141 West 44th Street, between Seventh Avenue and Sixth Avenue, in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

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

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