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Schoenfeld Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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Schoenfeld Theatre | An Overview

Opened : 1918

Currently Playing : Come From Away

Longest Running Show: Jekyll & Hyde

Box Office Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm

Number of Seats: 1080 seats | Orchestra (621 seats), Mezzanine (392 seats)

Available Facilities: Coat check, Accessible seating, Hearing assistance, Water fountain.

A Brief History Of Schoenfeld Theatre

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.

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Come From Away - Schoenfeld Theatre

Best Seats in Schoenfeld Theatre

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Value for money

Middle seats in rows K to P of the orchestra and middle seats in rows E to G of the mezzanine.

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Best views of the stage

Orchestra - Middle seats (105-110) in rows of AA-B of the orchestra and rows A to D of the front mezzanine.

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Most expensive seats

Middle seats in row AA to B of the orchestra.

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

Currently Playin at Schoenfeld Theatre

Come from away

Come From Away is based on a real-life incident during the 9/11 attacks in the US. When the government shut off the airspace, 38 passenger jets carrying over 7,000 passengers were stranded in the town of Gander in Newfoundland, Canada. A heartwarming display of Canadian hospitality, this is the story of those passengers and their interactions with the townspeople during the traumatic events that affected all of America. Know More

Broadway Shows Screened at Schoenfeld Theatre in the Past

Facilities Available at Schoenfeld Theatre

  1. Cloakroom
  2. Wheelchair Access
  3. Coat Check
  4. Restrooms

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

By Bus :

Buses plying close to the Schoenfeld Theatre are M42, M104, M6, M10, and M27/50.

By Subway :

The subway trains you can take are the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street

Parking Near Schoenfeld Theatre

The theatre is located on 236 West 45th Street and you can find ample parking spots including Icon Advance Parking or SP+ Parking, Edison ParkFest and Showbiz Parking LLC and more.

Hotels Near Schoenfeld Theatre

Restaurants Near 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.

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