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Formerly known as Henry Miller's Theatre, the Stephen Sondheim Theatre is a popular Broadway venue located at 124 West 43rd Street. The theatre opened on 1st April 1918 with the play “The Fountain of Youth”. The first air-conditioned theatre in Manhattan, Stephen Sondheim Theatre was designed by architects Paul R. Allen and Ingalls & Hoffman.

Henry Miller, an American actor and producer, built the theatre and named it after himself. Miller's son sold the theatre to the Nederlander Organization in 1966, who sold it to Seymour Durst. After many years of being passed around, including a slint as a club entitled Kit Kat Club, the theatre was acquired by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 2007.

Stephen Sondheim Theatre has hosted many notable productions, including The Country Wife, Witness for the Prosecution, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, Anything Goes, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and many others.

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

Venue Details


Address: 124 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Opened: 1918

Seating Capacity: 1023
Orchestra: 669
Mezzanine:176

Seating Chart
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Practical Information


Section Accessibility

Orchestra: The Orchestra is on the main level of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with an elevator serving the other levels to make access easy for wheelchair users. Rows J to U are stepped, although the rest of the section is flat.
Mezzanine: The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Mezzanine is located one floor above the Orchestra, with an elevator serving the section for easy access. Once inside, there are usually two steps down to each row.


Available Facilities

Restroom: Main restrooms are located one level down in the lounge area. Wheelchair accessible restrooms available in the Orchestra level and Lounge.
Accessible Seating: Designated wheelchair and companion seating is located in the Orchestra section. Seats with folding armrests are also available.
Water Fountain:Water is available from water fountains, as well as at the bar.
Assistive Listening System:Assistive listening, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio devices available on all theater levels, free of charge. Photo ID is required.

Handy Tips


  • There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Do note that there are steps between rows in the orchestra.
  • Please note that there are steps to the mezzanine and entrance to the second level is at the back of the mezzanine.
  • For patrons with hearing impairment, assisted listening devices are available at the theatre.
  • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on both levels of the theater.
  • While the theater is underground, every level is accessible via elevator and there are no steps into the theater.

Getting To Stephen Sondheim Theatre


The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is located at 124 West 43rd Street, in the center of New York’s famous Broadway district. There are plenty of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions within easy walking distance, including Times Square and the New York Public Library.

Subway stations close to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre include Times Square – 42nd Street on the N, Q, R and W lines. After exiting the station, the theater is just a couple of minutes away on foot via West 43rd Street.

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is served by bus routes including the M42, SIM8 and SIM30 which stop at West 42nd Street and 6th Avenue. From this bus stop, the theater is three minutes’ walk away via 6th Avenue. Other buses including the M7, M20 and M104 stop at West 44th Street and 7th Avenue, which is under five minutes away from the Stephen Sondheim Theatre on foot.

Restaurants Near Stephen Sondheim Theatre


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

  • Connolly’s :Boasting beautiful wood-paneled decor, this Irish pub offers delectable bar food.
  • DB Bistro Moderne: Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves contemporary French bistro cuisine in NYC.
  • Carmine's: Looking for authentic Italian flavors on Broadway? Carmine’s is your answer to home-style Italian food in NYC.
  • John’s Pizzeria: Serving trademark thin-crust pizzas, John’s Pizzeria in 260, West 44th Street, is the perfect post-theatre eatery.
  • Sardi’s: Featuring caricatures of iconic celebrities on its wall, Sardi's serves scrumptious continental cuisine.

FAQs:


How old is the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York?

104

When was the Stephen Sondheim Theatre built?

Operated by the Roundabout Theatre Company, the theater was established in 1918 by Henry Miller, the actor and producer. Since 2010, it has been named after American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

What is the address of the Stephen Sondheim Theatre?

124 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States

What is the seating capacity of Stephen Sondheim Theatre?

1,055