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The theater is located at 1515 Broadway, New York City, New York, on the third floor of the One Astor Plaza. With a capacity for 1,621, it is one of Broadway’s premier venues for the arts and entertainment. For over 10 years the Minskoff Theatre has been home to the globally acclaimed musical The Lion King Opened in 1973, the theatre was named for Sam Minskoff and Sons, one of New York’s distinguished real estate families. More than 200 craftsmen and artisans worked nearly six months to extensively refurbish the Minskoff Theatre to welcome Disney’s The Lion King. Architectural designer Mariuca Brancoveanu has created a dramatic new environment that starts with the terrazzo walkway through the promenade into the theatre. The main lobby area features hand-painted, gold-leaf sculpted tableaus that adorn the theatre’s expansive interior walls and showcase its panoramic views of Broadway.

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

Venue Details

Address: 200 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

Opened: 1973

Seating Capacity: 1692
Orchestra : 1099
Mezzanine : 593
Boxes : 8

Seating Chart
Check out the Minskoff Theatre Seating Chart here.

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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Orchestra: The Orchestra can be reached from the main lobby using the escalators or the specially designated elevator for patrons with limited mobility. 12 wheelchair accessible seats are available at the rear of the Orchestra and are entirely step-free.
Mezzanine: The Mezzanine can be reached using escalators, or an elevator for guests using wheelchairs. The section is not entirely step-free, with stepped rows and the rake becoming steeper towards the back. Two wheelchair designated spaces are available in this section, in the Left and Right Mezzanine Boxes.
Mezzanine: These are adjacent to companion seats and can be accessed step-free. Four aisle transfer seats are also available, located towards the extending sides and middle of the Mezzanine. This area is not step-free, but theater staff are able to assist patrons in reaching their seats from the lobby.

Available Facilities

Restroom: Restrooms are located on the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels of the theater. Accessible restrooms on these levels can be accessed by elevator. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms can be found on the orchestra and mezzanine levels accessible via an elevator in the main lobby.
On-site parking: Parking is available in the building where the Minskoff Theatre is located, accessible via entrances on 44th Street and 45th Street. The theater is partnered with ParkWhiz to help visitors arrange to park ahead of their visit. There are numerous privately owned parking lots and garages located around the theater.
Elevators and Escalators:This theater has an elevator and escalator.
Accessible Seating: Wheelchair & companion seating available in the Orchestra. Aisle transfer seats with folding armrests available in Orchestra & Mezzanine.
Water Fountain:Located in the main lobby, outside restrooms at the Orchestra & Mezzanine levels.
Hearing Assistance:Accessible seating is available for guests with hearing disabilities.

Handy Tips

  • You enter at street level, but head upstairs to find coat check, restrooms, and the theater's concessions.
  • Arrive early to relax with a drink—the theater's bars offer refreshments 45 minutes before each performance.
  • Though there's no official dress code at the theater, plan to dress up rather than down.
  • The theater offers both matinee and evening performances.
  • Elevators and escalators available from main lobby level up to seating.
  • Coat check is available in the winter months; large bags and luggage not accepted.
  • Bars are on all levels but drinks can be expensive.
  • Complimentary booster seats available on request.
  • Theater staff can help patrons with limited mobility to their seats.

Getting To Minskoff Theatre

The Minskoff Theatre is located in one of the most popular New York localities, 200 W 45th St, New York City, New York, 10036!

The easiest way to get to the Minskoff Theatre is by subway. Several lines stop nearby, including N, Q, R, W and 1, 2, 3, which all stop at Times Square - 42nd Street. You can also take the A, C, E to 42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Visitors can get a taxi to the Minskoff Theatre, but if driving themselves, several garages are within walking distance. Convenient options include Icon Parking on West 51st Street, Quik Park on West 46th Street, and MPG Parking on West 45th Street.

Restaurants Near Minskoff Theatre

You can make your Broadway experience extra special with our hand-picked selection of the best restaurants near Minskoff Theater. 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? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Minskoff Theatre:

1. The View Restaurant: Enjoy a breathtaking 360 view from the heart of the Times Square Theatre District amid an all-encompassing dining experience.

2. Revel & Rye Bar and Restaurant: Familiar, comforting and sneakily sophisticated, Revel & Rye offers up an intimate dining experience tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Broadway.

3. Broadway Lounge: The perfect setting for any occasion, Broadway Lounge offers bold New York flavors, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bustling views under the lights of Times Square.

4. Prime Catch:Prime Catch is a beautiful new steakhouse centrally located in Times Square in the Theatre District.

5. Hard Rock Cafe - Times Square: Hard Rock Cafe New York offers special breakfast menus for groups of 35 or more and lunch and dinner menus for groups of 10 or more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Minskoff Theatre, NYC

How old is the Minskoff Theatre in New York?

Opened in 1973, the theatre was named for Sam Minskoff and Sons, one of New York's distinguished real estate families.

When was the Minskoff Theatre built?

Opened in 1973, it is operated by the Nederlander Organization and is named after Sam Minskoff and Sons, the building's developers. There are 1,692 seats in the auditorium, spread across an orchestra level and a balcony.

What is the address of the Minskoff Theatre?

200 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States.

What is the seating capacity of Minskoff Theatre?

The Minskoff Theatre has a capacity of 1692 seats. Section capacities are 1099 Orchestra and 593 Mezzanine.