Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway Theaters in New York City

By Messalina Morley Alton

Many people wonder, what is Broadway, what is Off-Broadway? Or even, Off-Off Broadway? Many will assume it is determined by how far the lost tourist may wander from the street known as Broadway, but if you ask a true New Yorker, theyll tell you its all about the numbers. What isnt?

A Broadway house has to have at least 500 seats. Anything less is Off Broadway, with Off-Off Broadway specifically having 99 seats or less. They are all professional theaters, meaning that the cast and crew are paid, and all aim to give their audiences theatrical experiences to remember!  Below I have curated lists of not only all the Broadway Theaters currently open, but also all of the Off and Off-Off Broadway Theaters.
For those of you who are brave enough to stray off the beaten path and explore these lesser known locations, I commend you. The creativity and love that goes into these productions is palpable from the moment you enter each theater. So please, explore, enjoy and delight in all the theater that New York City has to offer!  

NOTE: Please click on the theater name or website to visit the website. Shows listed were those playing when this article was written and may not be current.
New York City 
Broadway Theaters: 
Al Hirschfeld Theatre 
302 West 45th Street  
Current Show:Moulin Rouge! The Musical 
Ambassador Theatre 
219 West 49th Street  
Current Show:Chicago 
American Airlines Theatre 
227 West 42nd Street  
Upcoming:Birthday Candles 
August Wilson Theatre 
245 West 52nd Street  
Upcoming:Funny Girl 
Bank Street Theatre  
155 Bank St. (btw. Washington St. & West St.) 
Belasco Theatre 
111 West 44th Street  
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 
242 West 45th Street  
Current Show:Company 
Booth Theatre 
222 West 45th Street  
Upcoming:for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf 
Broadhurst Theatre 
235 West 44th Street  

Broadway Theatre 
1681 Broadway  
Upcoming:The Little Prince 
Brooks Atkinson Theatre 
256 West 47th Street  
Current Show:Six 
Circle in the Square Theatre 
1633 Broadway  
Upcoming:American Buffalo 
Cort Theatre 
138 West 48th Street  
Ethel Barrymore Theatre 
243 West 47th Street  
Eugene O'Neill Theatre 
230 West 49th Street  
Current Show:The Book of Mormon 
George Gershwin Theatre 
222 West 51st Street  
Current Show:Wicked 
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 
236 West 45th Street 
Current Show:Come From Away 
Hayes Theater 
240 West 44th Street  
Current Show:Take Me Out 

Hudson Theatre 
145 West 44th Street  
Current Show:Plaza Suite 
Imperial Theatre 
249 West 45th Street  
John Golden Theatre 
252 West 45th Street  
Current Show:Hangmen 
Longacre Theatre 
220 West 48th Street  
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre 
205 West 46th Street  
Current Show:Tina - The Tina Turner Musical 
Lyceum Theatre 
149 West 45th Street  
Upcoming:A Strange Loop 
Lyric Theatre 
213 West 42nd Street  
Current Show:Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 
Majestic Theatre 
245 West 44th Street  
Current Show:The Phantom of the Opera 
Marquis Theatre 
1535 Broadway  
Minskoff Theatre 
200 West 45th Street  
Current Show:The Lion King 
Music Box Theatre 
239 West 45th Street  
Current Show:Dear Evan Hansen 
Nederlander Theatre 
208 West 41st Street  
Upcoming:Mr. Saturday Night 
Neil Simon Theatre 
250 West 52nd Street  
Current Show:MJ The Musical 
New Amsterdam Theatre 
214 West 42nd Street  
Current Show:Aladdin 
Palace Theatre  
1564 Broadway 
Richard Rodgers Theatre 
226 West 46th Street  
Current Show:Hamilton 
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre 
261 West 47th Street  
Upcoming:How I Learned to Drive 
Shubert Theatre 
225 West 44th Street  
Upcoming:POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive 
St. James Theatre 
246 West 44th Street  
Current Show:American Utopia 
Stephen Sondheim Theatre 
124 West 43rd Street  
Current Show:Mrs. Doubtfire 
Studio 54 
254 West 54th Street  
Current Show:The Minutes 
Vivian Beaumont Theater 
150 West 65th Street  
Upcoming:The Skin of Our Teeth 
Walter Kerr Theatre 
219 West 48th Street  
Current Show:Hadestown 
Winter Garden Theatre 
1634 Broadway  
Current Show:The Music Man 

Off-Broadway and Off-Off Theaters: 
Abrons Art Center 
 466 Grand St. (at Pitt St.)  
Altered Stages  
212 W. 29th St. (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)  
American Place Theatre 
111 W. 46th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & Broadway)  
Astor Place Theater  
434 Lafayette St. (btw. 4th St. & Astor Pl.)  
Current Show: Blue Man Group 
Atlantic Theater  
336 W. 20th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)  
Cap 21 
18 W 18th St #6 (btw. 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)  
Cherry Lane Theater 
38 Commerce St. (btw. Bedford St. & Hudson St.)  
City Center  
131 W. 55th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)  
Classic Stage Co. 
136 E. 13th St. (btw. 3rd Ave & 4th Ave.)  
Collective Unconscious  
145 Ludlow St. (btw. Rivington St. & Stanton St.)  

Connelly Theatre  
220 East 4th St. (btw. Ave. A & Ave. B)  
Daryl Roth Theater  
101 East 15th Street  
Duke Theatre  
229 West 42nd (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave)  
Ensemble Studio Theatre 
545 W 52ND ST, NEW YORK, NY 10019, USA[Text Wrapping Break]  
The Flea 
41 White St. (btw. Church & Broadway)  
Gene Frankel Theatre  
24 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012  

Greenwich House Theater 
27 Barrow St. (@ 7th Ave. South)  
145 Avenue of the Americas (btw. Spring & Dominick)  
Hudson Guild Theater 
441 W. 26th St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)  
Intar Theatre 
500 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)  
Irish Arts Center 
726 11th Avenue 
(bet. 51st & 52nd) 
New York, NY 10019  
John Jay College Theatre or Gerald W Lynch Theater 
899 10th Ave. (btw. 58th St. & 59th St.) 
Kraine Theatre 
85 East 4th St. (btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)  
La Mama 
74A East 4th St. (btw. 2nd Ave. & 3rd Ave.)  
Lucille Lortel Theatre 
121 Christopher St. (btw. Hudson St. & Bleecker St.)  
McGinn Cazale Theater 
2162 Broadway at 76th St.  
Manhattan Class Company Theater, 
120 W. 28th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)  
Manhattan Theatre Club 
131 W. 55th St. (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.)  
Minetta Lane Theatre 
18 Minetta Lane (Just E. of 6th Ave.)  
The Mint Theater 
311 W. 43rd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)  
Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater  
150 W. 65th St. at Lincoln Center [Text Wrapping Break] 
The Neighborhood Playhouse 
340 E. 54th St. (btw. 1st Ave. & 2nd Ave.)  
New 42nd St. Theater 
348 West 42nd St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.) 
New Victory Theater 
209 W. 42nd St. (btw. 7th Ave. & 8th Ave.)  
New York Theatre Workshop 
79 E 4th St. (btw. Bowery & 2nd Ave.)  
Ohio Theatre 
66 Wooster St. (btw. Spring & Broome St.)  
Orpheum Theater  
126 2nd Ave. (btw. 7th St. & St. Mark's Pl.) 
P.S. 122 
150 1st Ave at 9th St. 
Players Theatre 
115 MacDougal St. (btw. W 3rd St. & Minetta Ln.) 
Playwrights Horizons Studio Theatre 
416 W. 42nd St. (btw. 9th Ave. & 10th Ave.)  
Primary Stages 
354 W. 45th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)  
Producers Club 
358 West 44th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave.)  
The Public Theater 
425 Lafayette St. (btw. Astor Pl. & 4th St.) 
Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre 
304 W. 47th St. (btw. 8th Ave. & 9th Ave)