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Minskoff Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Minskoff Theatre | An Overview


Opened : 1621

Currently Playing : The Lion King

Longest Running Show: The Lion King

Box Office Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM | 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Number of Seats: 1621 seats | Orchestra (1099 seats) and Mezzanine (593 seats)

Available Facilities: Cloakroom, Concession bars, Hearing Assistance, Coat check, Water fountain, Wheelchair Accessible Seats

A Brief History Of Minskoff Theatre


Located at 1515 Broadway, the Minskoff Theatre is a 1621-seat performance venue designed by architects Kahn and Jacobs. The theatre is on the third floor of One Astor Plaza and is named after Sam Minskoff and Sons, owners and builders of the plaza. The Minskoff Theatre opened in 1973 with a revival of Irene starring Debbie Reynolds. In 1981, the theatre hosted Miss Universe 1981, which brought it much attention. Featuring a walkway from 44th to 45th Street and a vast lobby featuring stunning artwork and an opulent design, the Minskoff Theatre is a sight to behold. Since 2006, the Minskoff Theatre has hosted the musical adaptation of the classic animated Disney movie, The Lion King.

To accommodate The Lion King, the theatre underwent some renovation work where the main lobby was redesigned to showcase gold leaf carved displays. Apart from The Lion King, the Minskoff Theatre has hosted many great productions, including King of Hearts, West Side Story, The Pirates of Penzance, Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Saturday Night Fever and more. .

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The Lion King - Minskoff Theatre

Best Seats in Minskoff Theatre


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Value for money

Any seats in Row Q to Y of the orchestra and any seats in Row C to F of the mezzanine.

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Best views of the stage

Middle seats in Row D to K of the orchestra and middle seats in Row A to D of the mezzanine

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Most expensive seats

Middle seats in Row A to C of the orchestra

Interact with the Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing at Minskoff Theatre


The Lion King


Directed by Tony-winner Julie Taymor, and with music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, score by Hans Zimmer and choreography by Garth Fagan, “The Lion King” showcases work from some of the finest names in Broadway. The show is one of theater's most extraordinary presentations of color, life, talent and creativity. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Minskoff Theatre in the Past


Facilities Available at Minskoff Theatre


  1. Cloakroom
  2. Concession bars
  3. Water Fountain
  4. Accessible Bathrooms
  5. Hearing Assistance
  6. Wheelchair accessible seats

Handy Tips


  • The restroom queue can get pretty long and there’s a possibility of you missing parts of the second act if you wait at the restroom for too long.
  • All other outside eatables and liquids are prohibited inside the Minskoff Theatre, except water.
  • If you’ve tickets for the front row of the orchestra section and happen to be late for the performance, you’ll be seated approximately 25 minutes after the show begins to avoid disturbing the performers.
  • Wheelchair & companion seating available in the orchestra section. Aisle transfer seats with folding armrests are also available in the orchestra and the mezzanine.

Getting To Minskoff Theatre


By Bus: Some of the buses plying to the theatre district are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50.

By Subway: The subway trains available are the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.

Parking Near Minskoff 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 Minskoff Theatre.

Hotels Near Minskoff Theatre


Restaurants Near Minskoff Theatre


  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. : Family-friendly chain for seafood & American fare served in a fishing-boat-themed space.
  • John's of Times Square : Famous since 1929, this Village pizzeria serves their trademark thin-crust pizzas in a soaring Midtown space.
  • Olive Garden : Lively, family-friendly chain featuring Italian staples, including pastas & salads, with a full bar.
  • The Lamb's Club : An art-deco style restaurant with delectable cocktails and steaks!
  • Orso : Orso in 322, West 46th Street, brings authentic Tuscan cuisine to New York.

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