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Located at 149 West 45th Street near Times Square between Seventh and Sixth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the Lyceum Theatre is one of the three oldest surviving Broadway venues along with the Hudson and New Amsterdam Theatres. The theatre opened in 1903 was became the first New York theatre to be granted landmark status in 1974. Architects Herts and Tallant designed the Lyceum Theatre in the Beaux Arts style. The theatre possesses a fine-looking gray limestone exterior with six opulent Corinthian columns.

The lobby displays two majestic marble staircases that go up to the mezzanine. While the theatre has three levels, it happens to be one of the smaller Broadway theatres with only 922 seats. An apartment located above the orchestra, originally used by Frohman, is now the headquarters of the Shubert Archives. The Lyceum has found its niche as a venue for small-cast musicals, dramas, and comedies, including The Admirable Crichton, Entertaining Mr Sloane, "Master Harold"...and the Boys, The Sunshine Boys, Macbeth, A View from the Bridge, and Fully Committed.

Looking forward to watching the show? Our Lyceum Theatre guide is here to help you find the best seats.

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Venue Details

Address: Lyceum Theatre, S149 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036,USA

Opened: 1903

Seating Capacity: 922
Orchestra: 398
Mezzanine : 287
Balcony : 210

Seating Chart
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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Mezzanine: Located on the 2nd Level, up 2 flights of stairs from orchestra. Please Note: On the mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to mezzanine is behind row J.
Balcony: Located on the 3rd Level, up 4 flights of stairs from orchestra. On the balcony level, there are approximately 2 steps per row. Entrance to balcony is behind row J.

Available Facilities

Wheelchair Accessibility : Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk and there are no elevators or escalators available.
Accessibility: There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk..
Restroom:There is a wheelchair accessible restroom.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine and Balcony.
Pay Phone: Located on the lower and mezzanine levels.
Water Fountain: : Located in the ticket lobby. Accessible at 36".
Elevator: None Available. No steps into theatre.
Assisted Listening Device: Reservations for ALDs are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit .

Handy Tips

  • The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is not allowed.
  • Wheelchair and mobility-impaired seating is intended for patrons with mobility disabilities.
  • The theatre is fully air-conditioned and it can get pretty chilly inside. Dress appropriately and bring a pullover or jacket just in case.
  • Sing Street is two hours and fifteen minutes long and there’s one intermission so that you can visit the restroom or the lounge.
  • Make sure you reach the theatre at least 30 minutes before your show timing. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.
  • Please note that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, the theatre staff will be unable to provide assistance.

Getting There

The Lyceum Theatre is located at 149 West 45th Street New York, NY. Given its proximity to Broadway and Times Square, there are plenty of options for you to get to the theatre. Here are some of the popular ones.

There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Lyceum Theatre. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If travelling by subway is more your thing, you can take the N, R & W (49th) or 1 (50th) or C & E (50th) trains. The nearest subway stations are 49th Street or 50th Street stations.

If you’re travelling in your car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the Lyceum Theatre Some of the popular ones include Edison ParkFest, Impark, LAZ Parking, and Bright Management.

Restaurants near Lyceum Theatre, NYC

Here are some of the best restaurants near Lyceum Theatre in our humble opinion. If you’re looking for more food options in the Theatre District, we have got you covered.

1. Tony's Di Napoli: This bustling eatery serving big, shareable portions of Italian comfort food to the masses.

2. Visit this popular fast-food chain that serves chicken sandwiches, strips & nuggets along with salads & sides.

3. OliveGarden: Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian standards such as pastas & salads, with a full bar.

4. Utsav: This comfortable, spacious Indian eatery is perfect for theater-goers thanks to its fixed-priced pre-theater deals.

5. Osteria al Doge: Relaxed Spanish eatery serving up tapas, paella & sangria, as well as some Italian dishes.

6. The Lambs Club: A clubby, art-deco style restaurant in 132 West 44th Street, with cocktails and steaks to die for!.

Check out our theatre district restaurants guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district. It has everything you're looking for. And more.

FAQs: Lyceum Theatre, NYC

How old is the Lyceum Theatre in New York?


When was the Lyceum Theatre built?

Opened in 1903, the Lyceum Theatre is one of the oldest surviving Broadway venues, as well as the oldest continuously operating legitimate theater in NYC.

What is the address of the Lyceum Theatre?

149 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

What is the seating capacity of Lyceum Theatre?

Lyceum Theatre has a seating capacity of 920.