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Located at 236 West 45th Street, the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is a popular Broadway house. Named in honor of the chairman of the Shubert Organization in 2005, the theatre was previously known as the Plymouth Theatre. The Schoenfeld Theatre was designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp and boasts a Spanish revival style architecture that mimicked the neighboring Shubert and Booth Theatres.

The performance venue opened in 1918 with the production of A Successful Calamity, a comedy starring William Gillette and Estelle Windood. The building is currently owned by the Shuberts after having been leased to producer Arthur Hopkins.

In its century-long existence, the theatre has hosted many notable productions, including A Doll's House, Dial M for Murder, Plaza Suite, Godspell, A Delicate Balance, The Bridges of Madison County, American Psycho and more.

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

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Venue Details


Address:

Address: 256 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

Opened: 1917

Seating Capacity: 1027
Orchestra: 644
Front Mezzanine:383

Seating Chart
Check out the Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart here.

Practical Information


Section Accessibility

Orchestra: The Orchestra is entirely step-free for all patrons, and it is on the same level as the entrance to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Once in the section, there are seven wheelchair spaces across rows R and S, with up to three companion seats per booking in front or to the side. A further seven transfer seats with folding armrests are located in rows K, L, N, Q and R with one companion seat available for each.
Mezzanine: There are four transfer seats with folding armrests in the Mezzanine located at J27, F101, J102 and J114. Each transfer seat has a companion seat available to purchase to the side.

There are no elevators or escalators at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, so patrons booking these transfer seats will need to access the section up one flight of stairs (31 steps). Entrance is behind row K, and there are two steps down to each row. Handrails are located at the end of every stepped row.


Available Facilities

Restroom: Restrooms are located on the lower lounge of the theatre. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the main level.
Accessible Seating: Wheelchair, as well as transfer aisle seats are available. Theater staff cannot assist in transferring a guest from a wheelchair.
Water Fountain:Located with the restrooms, which are are in the lower lounge area.
Assistive Listening System:Assistive listening, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio devices available, free of charge. Photo ID is required.

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Handy Tips


  • The mezzanine overhang begins from row J, which might cause minor obstructions in the view offered depending on the show you're watching.
  • There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk and all the seats in the orchestra level are accessible without steps.
  • A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the main level. The theatre has additional restrooms located in the Lower Lounge down one flight of stairs.
  • No recording devices are allowed in the theatre, including still cameras.
  • For patrons with hearing impairment, assisted listening devices are available.
  • On the off sides of the mezzanine, you’ll get an angled view of the stage and some areas of the set may be blocked from view by the walls of the stage.
  • There’s an in-house bar that serves alcoholic drinks and beverages but the prices are exorbitant.

Getting To Schoenfeld Theatre


The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 West 45th Street. Like many other theaters it sits at the center of New York’s popular tourist district, with other attractions including the Times Square and shopping centers such as One Astor Plaza within walking distance. The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is serviced by good transport links including the subway and buses.

The closest subway to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal, which can be reached via the A, C and E lines. From the station, it is a two-minute walk north-west along West 44th Street, a right turn onto 8th Avenue, and another right onto West 45th Street. Other subway stations close by include 49th Street, served by the N, Q, R and W lines.

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is within walking distance of West 46th Street and 8th Avenue, where the M20 and M104 buses stop. From here, it is around two minutes to the theater on foot by walking south-west on 8th Avenue and turning left onto West 45th Street.

Restaurants Near Schoenfeld Theatre


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

  • Connolly's: A wood-paneled Irish pub, Connolly's serves lip-smacking bar food and cold beer.
  • The Lamb's Club: This art-deco style restaurant serves some of the best cocktails and steaks in New York.
  • DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theater District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne is famous for its French bistro cuisine with a touch of American flavors.
  • Bond 45 : Enjoy the wide-ranging Italian menu including steak, seafood and an antipasti bar served in a vast space.
  • Glass House Tavern: Relaxed New American bistro with fixed-price meals available in a modern space.

FAQs:


How old is the Schoenfeld Theatre  in New York?

105

When was the Schoenfeld Theatre  built?

1917

What is the address of the Schoenfeld Theatre ?

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

What is the seating capacity of Schoenfeld Theatre ?

1,080