Lunt-Fontanne Theatre | An Overview
Opened : 1910
Currently Playing : Tina: The Musical
Longest Running Show: Beauty and the Beast
Box Office Hours: 10:30 AM to 10:00 PM
Number of Seats: 1509 seats | Orchestra (858 seats), Front Mezzanine (168 seats), Rear Mezzanine (462 seats)
Available Facilities: Cloakroom,In-house bar, Hearing Assistance, Coat check, Water fountain, Wheelchair Accessible Seats
A Brief History Of Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Named after celebrated actor couple, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre opened as the Globe Theatre in 1910 with the musical The Old Town. This Broadway theatre was designed by architect firm Carrere and Hastings and funded by producer Charles Dillingham. The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is located on 205 West 46th Street and boasts a grand Beaux-Arts facade. After a couple of decades of functioning as a Broadway house, the theatre was converted into a movie house in the 1930s.
In 1957, after another couple of decades, the theatre underwent major renovation work, including removal of the second balcony and most of its original decor. The theatre was rechristened the Lunt-Fontanne and reopened in May 1958 with a production of Friedrich Durrenmatt's The Visit. In recent years, the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre has hosted some Broadway spectaculars, including Hello, Dolly!, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and more! .
Best Seats in Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Value for money
Rows WW-ZZ in the orchestra and the last two rows (C-D) of the front mezzanine
Best views of the stage
Rows E to H in the orchestra and rows A and B in the front mezzanine.
Most expensive seats
Rows A to D in the orchestra and front row of the front mezzanine.
Interact with the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.
Currently Playing At Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, based on the incredible life of internationally renowned singer and songwriter Tina Turner began developing in 2016 in London. After a workshop on December 16th 2016, which was attended by Tina herself, the production was officially announced. After two years of development, the musical officially premiered at the Aldwych Theatre on March 21st 2018. The West End production was nominated for three Olivier Awards, including Best Musical. Know More
Broadway Shows Screened at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in the Past
Facilities Available at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
- Concession bars
- Water Fountain
- Accessible Bathrooms
- In-house bar
- Wheelchair accessible seats
- Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is equipped with easy to access emergency exits. Be aware of their location during the show to evacuate smoothly, in case of a fire.
- While pets aren't allowed inside the theatre, guide dogs and service animals are allowed in. Get in touch with your ticket sales representative for assistance.
- Free of cost sound augmentation headsets are available at the theatre. Speak to the staff for more details.
- A wheelchair accessible restroom is available on the theatre's first floor.
- The theatre is air-conditioned during the summer months. Bring a light jacket or coat along if air-conditioning doesn't suit you.
- If you're late for the performance, you'll have to watch the show through the first song from the back of the theatre. You'll be escorted to your seats after the first song.
Getting To Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
By Bus: The following buses stop at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: M6, M10, M27/50, M104, and M42.
By Subway: Take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street. The theatre is walking distance from both stations.
Parking Near Lunt-Fontanne 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 Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
Hotels Near Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Restaurants Near Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
- Blue Fin : A classy seafood and sushi restaurant, Blue Fin has all the makings of a pre-theatre pitstop.
- John's of Times Square : Famous since 1929, this Village pizzeria serves their trademark thin-crust pizzas in a soaring Midtown space.
- Planet Hollywood : Get your fix of Hollywood memorabilia and good ol’ American fare at Planet Hollywood.
- Joe Allen : Theatre enthusiasts and scrumptious food come together in Jo Ellen, a premier broadway eatery.
- Orso : Orso in 322, West 46th Street, brings authentic Tuscan cuisine to New York.