Located at 252 West 45th Street, the John Golden Theatre is a popular Broadway house. The theatre officially opened on February 24th 1927 with the production of Puppets of Passion. Designed in a Moorish style along by architect Herbert J. Krapp for Irwin Chanin, the theatre was originally called the Masque Theater. While the John Golden Theatre was designed to be a Broadway house, it functioned as a movie house in the late 40s and most of the 50s. Once the Shubert Organisation acquired the theatre, it went back to being used full-time for theatrical purposes.
The interior of the theatre boast a Spanish influence, with rough plaster walls, coiled columns, wrought iron fixtures, and ceiling arcs. With a seating capacity of only 804, the John Golden Theatre is one of the smallest venues on Broadway. Over its almost decade long existence, the theatre has been home to some truly exceptional shows, such as Beyond the Fringe, The Gin Game, Glengarry Glen Ross, Falsettos, Master Class, Avenue Q, A Doll's House, Part 2, Three Tall Women, and Hillary and Clinton.
Address: John Golden Theatre, 252 West 45th Street, New York
Seating Capacity: 804
Check out the John Golden Theatre Seating Chart here.
Hangmen - Playing At The John Golden Theatre
First presented at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2015, Hangmen is a true masterpiece that went on to win innumerable awards including the Olivier Award, Evening Standard Theatre Awards, and the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards.
Set in Oldham, England in the year 1965, Hangmen follows the tragic tale of Harry Wade. As the second-best executioner in town, Harry is often plagued by professional jealousy and a bloated sense of self-importance. He also owns a pub in the same town with his daughter, Shirley, and wife, Alice. After England abolishes capital punishment altogether, his life is turned upside down. Strangers begin filing into Harry’s pub with questions about his old profession. When a man named Mooney begins to provoke Harry by visiting his bar and flirting with his daughter, the professional hangman must decide what must be done with the despicable stranger.
Show Timings - March onwards
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 07:00 PM
Wednesday and Saturday: 02:00 PM and 08:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 PM
To be announced
Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is in the orchestra only.
Mezzanine: Located on the second level, up three flights of stairs, 28 steps. Once on the mezzanine level there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to the mezzanine is behind row D.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the front and rear mezzanine.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The John Golden Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre (where there are steps we are unable to provide assistance).
Restroom: The ladies and men's restroom is located in the lower lounge, down two flights of stairs (19 steps) from the orchestra level. Please note that wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in the adjacent Schoenfeld Theatre.
Water Fountain: Located in the lower lobby.
Assisted Listening Device:The Golden Theatre provides at least 10 infrared assistive listening devices for every performance at the theatre.
Payphone:: Located in the lower lounge. Accessible at 54", with TTY utility outlet and shelf
- The theatre provides unlimited access to downloadable audio description software for personal mobile devices. Theses will be available 4 weeks after the show’s official opening night performance.
- The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited.
- The theatre is fully air conditioned and it can get pretty chilly inside. Dress appropriately and bring a pullover or jacket just in case.
- Make sure you reach the theatre at least 30 to 45 minutes before your show timing. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.
- Since the theatre is not completely wheelchair friendly, make sure to book your tickets where there’s no climbing involved if you or your companion use a wheelchair.
The John Golden Theatre is located at 252 West 45th Street. The theatre is located in close proximity to one of the busiest and most popular destinations in New York City, Times Square. This means you’ll have plenty of transport options to choose from. Here are some of the popular ones.
There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the John Golden Theatre. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M10, M27/M50, M6, M7 or M42. If you prefer travelling by subway, you can take the 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, N, R or S train to Times Square or the A, C, or E to Port Authority.
If you’re travelling in your car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the John Golden Theatre Some of the popular ones include Edison ParkFest, Impark, LAZ Parking, and Bright Management.
Restaurants near John Golden Theatre
1. Ellen’s Stardust Diner: This multi-level, '50s-themed diner with singing servers has an expansive menu of classic American fare.2. Haru Sushi : Lovers of sushi and Japanese cuisine, in general, should definitely give Haru Sushi a try.
3. The Palm West Side: This clubby eatery serves high-end steakhouse fare, seafood and diverse wines.
4. Russian Samovar: Get a taste of authentic Russian in Broadway at this iconic eatery with live piano music to accompany the delicacies.
5. Blue Fin: A classy restaurant which serves pre-theater seafood and sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.
6. Carmine's: NYC’s legendary family-style restaurant offering the most delicious Italian food. Be prepared for gigantic proportions similar to ones your grandma would serve you.
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