Things to do in New York

Neil Simon Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

Last Updated On

Neil Simon Theatre | An Overview

Opened : 1927

Currently Playing : MJ The Musical

Longest Running Show: Hairspray

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

Number of Seats: 1362 seats | Orchestra (669 seats), Mezzanine (627 seats)

Available Facilities: Wheelchair accessible seats, Accessible bathrooms, Hearing assistance, Concessions bar

A Brief History Of Neil Simon Theatre

Located at 250 West 52nd Street, the Neil Simon Theatre opened in November 1927 with Funny Face starring Fred and Adele Astaire. The theatre was designed by the famed architect Herbert J. Krapp and developed by real estate mogul Alexander Pincus. Formerly the Alvin Theatre, the Neil Simon Theatre was renamed in honor of the legendary American playwright Neil Simon in 1977 after the Nederlander Organization purchased it.

In 1985, the Neil Simon Theatre was designated a New York City landmark by The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. Amongst the most popular Broadway houses in New York City, the Neil Simon Theatre has undergone many renovations and structural modifications and has a present seating capacity of 1428.

Since its opening in 1927, the Neil Simon Theatre has hosted some truly iconic productions, including Girl Crazy, Red, Hot and Blue, Anything Goes, Company, Annie, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Cher Show and numerous others.

Moulin Rouge Broadway tickets

Best Seats in Neil Simon Theatre

broadway theatre icons
Value for money

Seats in rows H to P in center orchestra and rows F to M in mezzanine.

broadway theatre icons
Best views of the stage

Center seats in row A of the orchestra and middle seats in row A of the mezzanine.

broadway theatre icons
Most expensive seats

Seats 107 to 110 in row A of the orchestra.

Interact with the Neil Simon Theatre Seating Chart before buying your tickets.

Currently Playing at Neil Simon Theatre

MJ The musical

You will get a behind the scenes look at Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and get an in-depth glimpse into the creative process of the legend himself. The musical shows Michael rehearse some of his biggest hits with his collaborators, and you will be transported to some of the most pivotal creative moments from his career. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Neil Simon Theatre in the Past

Facilities Available at Neil Simon Theatre

  1. Accessible Entrance
  2. Wheelchair Accessible Seats
  3. Hearing Assistance
  4. Concessions

Handy Tips

  • The box seats at Neil Simon Theatre don’t make for a great viewing experience as the seats are too far off in the corner and the sideways look at the stage isn’t the best.
  • The restrooms at the Neil Simon Theatre are located on the mezzanine level and the lower lounge but there are no facilities on the orchestra level.
  • A strict late seating policy exists for patrons who're not in their seat when the act begins. Make sure you reach the theatre at least 20 minutes before the show starts.
  • There is no elevator or escalator to the mezzanine and the section is only accessible by stairs.
  • The theatre doesn't have a cloakroom. Luggage, shopping bags, and other large packages will not be checked or allowed inside the theatre.

Getting To Neil Simon Theatre

By Bus :

The following buses stop near the Neil Simon Theatre: BXM2, M11, M20, QM24, and QM5

By Subway :

You can take the C or E train to 50th Street and 8th Avenue, 1 or 9 train to 50th Street and Broadway, or N or R train to 49th Street and 7th Avenue.

Parking Near Neil Simon Theatre

Bright management at 329 West 46th Street or LAZ Parking at 247 West 46th Street are some of the good options for parking around the theater.

Hotels Near Neil Simon Theatre

Restaurants Near Neil Simon Theatre

  • Supernova : An airy eatery in 226 West 52nd Street, Supernova serves New American fare in a contemporary setting.
  • Victor’s Cafe : Dine on authentic Cuban cuisine at Victor’s Cafe with live Cuban music.
  • Russian Samovar : Get a taste of authentic Russian food at this iconic eatery with live piano music.
  • 21 Club : Enjoy New American fare in a traditional setting and a speakeasy-vibe.
  • Gallaghers Steakhouse : Enjoy classic cuts and raw bar items in renovated digs, located on 228 West 52nd Street.

More Broadway Theatre Guides