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Nederlander Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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The David T. Nederlander Theatre, often shortened to Nederland Theatre, is one of the oldest Broadway theatre, having been established in 1921. Formerly known as the Billy Rose Theatre and National Theatre, the Nederland is one of the Nederlander Organization's nine Broadway theaters and was built to honor David T. Nederlander, the father of the Nederlander family. The Nederlander Theatre was constructed by Walter C. Jordan and designed by architect William Neil Smith at a cost of $950,000. The original interior was designed in early Renaissance style, with classy Italian walnut and gold adornments. From the wood in the half round, there were intricate carved figures of classic subjects rising out. In 2008, the venue was refurbished and transformed with luxurious furnishings including carved wooden panels on the walls of the mezzanine.

The venue has hosted a number of popular shows, including Julius Caesar, Cyrano de Bergerac, Private Lives, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Rent, Guys and Dolls, Brighton Beach Memoirs / Broadway Bound, Newsies, Honeymoon in Vegas, Amazing Grace, Disaster!, Motown: The Musical, War Paint and many others. Presently, the theatre is gearing up to host a production of 1990’s romantic blockbuster, Pretty Woman.

If you’re looking to catch the show, our Nederlander Theatre guide is here to help you find the best seats.

Venue Details

Address: The Nederlander Theatre, 208 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Opened: 1921

Seating Capacity: 1232
Orchestra: 596
Mezzanine : 562

Seating Chart
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Practical Information

Section Accessibility

Seating in both the sections, Orchestra and Mezzanine levels is accessible by elevator.

Available Facilities

Wheelchair Accessibility: Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three companion seats per order if available.
Restroom: Male and female restrooms are located on the mezzanine level of the theatre. The Nederlander Theatre is equipped with one wheelchair-accessible restroom on the orchestra level (house left), as well as wide stalls in the male and female restrooms on the mezzanine level.
Concessions: There is one bar located on the theatre’s orchestra level, one bar located on the mezzanine level, and one bar located on the third floor level where refreshments be purchased. Beverages are permitted in the auditorium.
Assisted Listening Device: Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit.

Handy Tips

  • Although animals are not permitted in the theatre, an exception is made for guide dogs and service animals. Please inform your ticket sales representative if any accommodations are required.
  • For guests with limited mobility, there are seats available with folding armrests (“Aisle transfer seats”) in the following locations: Orchestra: B1, B2, K1, K2, O114, Q1, Q2 and Mezzanine: DD101, EE115, NN27, NN28.
  • The theatre is fully air conditioned and it can get pretty chilly inside. Dress appropriately and bring a pullover or jacket just in case.
  • 3hrs 20min including two 15min intervals 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.

Getting There

The Nederlander Theatre is located at 1208 West 41st Street, New York. Being in the popular Theatre District and in close proximity of the renowned Times Square means you’ll have plenty of transport options to choose from. Here are some of the popular ones.

By Bus: 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.

By Car: Some of the popular parking spots close to the Nederlander Theatr include Edison ParkFest, Impark, LAZ Parking, and Bright Management.

Restaurants near Nederlander Theatre

Planning a quick bite before or after the show? We have curated a pretty neat selection of some of the best restaurants near the Nederlander Theatre.

You can make your Broadway experience extra special with our hand-picked selection of the best restaurants near Nederland Theatre. 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 Booth Theatre:

1. Red Lobster: This lively chain restaurant serves American seafood standards amid New England-themed decor. .

2. Wasabi Sushi & Bento : Visit this light-filled, modern chain branch for bento boxes, sushi and hot Japanese dishes.

3. Ruby Tuesday:: Enjoy a peaceful meal at this casual chain with American fare, featuring burgers, a salad bar, cocktails & a convivial vibe.

4. Wolfgang's Steakhouse: This comfortable, spacious upscale chophouse chain serves dry-aged steaks, seafood & wine in an elegant setting.

5. The Counter: A contemporary chain with customizable gourmet burgers, including vegetarian, plus beer & wine.

6. Dallas BBQ Times Square: This bustling local chain serves big plates of saucy meats & other classic fare plus jumbo margaritas.

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.


How old is the Nederlander Theatre in New York?


When was the Nederlander Theatre built?

The commonly held history is that Walter C. Jordan built the theatre at a cost of $950,000. It opened September 1, 1921, as the National Theatre and seated 1,200 people. The Shubert Organization owned the venue until 1956, when Harry Fromkes purchased it as part of the settlement of the Shubert antitrust case.

What is the address of the Nederlander Theatre?

The Ambassador Theatre is at 219 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

What is the seating capacity of Nederlander Theatre?

Nederlander Theatre has a seating capacity of 1,232.