The Al Hirschfeld Theater opened its doors in 1924 with a production of Madame Pompadour. At the time, it was named for the vaudeville entrepreneur Martin Beck. The only New York theater in the early 1920s to be fully owned without a mortgage, it would eventually be bought by Jujamcyn Theatres in 1965. By 2003, the theater had been renamed in memory of the late Broadway caricaturist Albert Hirschfeld.

Al Hirschfeld has staged a variety of plays, dramas, musicals, and more in its 100-year history. Its current running show it the award-winning Moulin Rogue! The Musical, which opened at the theater in 2019.

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical


About Al Hirschfeld Theatre

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  • The Al Hirschfeld Theatre has a capacity of over 1,400 split across two sections, the Orchestra and an elevated Mezzanine level, and two boxes located on either side of the Orchestra. There is, additionally, standing room with a capacity of 20.
  • The Orchestra section offers designated wheelchair seating and companion seats. The Mezzanine section is only accessible via a 20-step flight of stairs with handrails.
  • The women’s restroom is one flight below the Orchestra, the men’s restroom is on the Mezzanine level, and an accessible, single-stall, all-gender restroom is located on the Orchestra level.
  • The middle rows of both levels offer clear sight lines and good views. The Mezzanine offers a less restricted view.
  • Seats toward the front of the Mezzanine tend to be preferred by most patrons.
  • Row A in the Orchestra as well as rows A and G in the Mezzanine and corners offer some of the best legroom.
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  • Address:  302 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bike: The Citi Bike bike-sharing system offers unlimited free 45-minute rides in the city. The nearest bike-sharing station is just outside the theater, on the corner of West 45th Street and 8th Avenue.
  • Bus: The closest bus stop to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre is on 9th Avenue and West 44 Street. It services the M11 line. The 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal is within 5 minutes of the theater and services several bus routes. Lines 163, 190, M104, M11, M15, M42, M50, Q101, SIM1C, and more also pass near the theater, stopping within walking distance.
  • Subway: The nearest station to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre is the 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal station. The station is a 2-minute walk from the theater and services lines 1, 2, A, F, N, and Q that stop near the theater.
  • Car: Patrons can access the Al Hirschfeld Theatre by taxi or car. Guests arriving by taxi may hop off near the entrance, while anyone driving down in their vehicle may park in a nearby lot to avoid delays before entering the theater.
  • Parking: Due to traffic, patrons are encouraged to book their parking spot in advance. Lots near the theater include Edison ParkFast, Bright Management, Impark, Vertical Parking Systems LLC, and Manhattan Plaza Parking.
  • Recommended mode of transport: We recommend using the Subway for an easy, cost-efficient, and delay-free way to reach the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Frequently asked questions about Al Hirschfeld Theatre

How old is the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York?

The theater is 100 years old.

When was the Al Hirschfeld Theatre built?

The Martin Beck Theatre began construction in 1923 and opened in 1924. It was renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in 2003.

Is the Al Hirschfeld Theatre the same as the Martin Beck Theatre?

The theater was originally named the Martin Beck Theatre, after the vaudeville entrepreneur. It was renamed in 2003, this time in honor of the late Broadway caricaturist Albert Hirschfeld.

What is the address of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

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

How do I reach the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is accessible via car or taxi, bus, and the subway.

Who owns the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

The theater was purchased by Jujamcyn Theaters in 1965, who continue to operate it.

How many seats are in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

Al Hirschfeld Theatre has a capacity of 1,424 split across two seated sections, two boxes, and a standing section.

Is the Al Hirschfeld Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

Yes, the theater offers designated and accessible seating for varying levels of mobility and vision and hearing needs. It also has an accessible, all-gender toilet, assistive listening devices, and more.

What are the best productions the Al Hirschfeld Theatre has staged?

The theater’s illustrious century-long history has included classic plays, like Romeo and Juliet and Antony and Cleopatra, iconic musicals like On the Town and The Sound of Music, dramas like Dracula, and much more. Its most recent show is the spectacular Moulin Rouge.

Is Moulin Rouge still playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical opened on Broadway on June 28, 2019, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The award-winning show has continued to run since.

Is there a dress code for the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

There is no dress code for this theater. Patrons are encouraged to dress comfortably and to bring a sweater as the theater stays cool throughout the year.

How much do Al Hirschfeld Theatre tickets cost?

Ticket prices vary based on the show, seating, season, and more. Tickets for Moulin Rouge! The Musical starts as low as $56.50.

What is the best place to sit at Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

The best seats in the Al Hirschfeld Theatre are in the front rows of the Center Mezzanine. These are ideal for the best views of Moulin Rouge! The Musical's set design and choreography, including the balconies and catwalk. Wheelchair seating is in the left and right Orchestra sections on the aisles of rows P and T. Transfer seats are towards the middle and back of the Orchestra, with companion seats available for each. The 20-step climb to the Mezzanine is inaccessible via escalators or lifts but does have handrails.

Are there any dining options available near Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

Centrally located, the Al Hirschfeld Theatre is close to a wide variety of restaurants and eateries. If you’re in the mood to enjoy an All-American experience, try Supernova. For something high-end, give the Palm West or Russian Samovar a shot. If you’d like something a little different, seafood and sushi joint Blue Fin is one of the most popular pre-theater destinations.

What are some attractions or things to do near the Al Hirschfeld Theatre?

The theater's location allows you to access the district's most prominent landmarks with ease. These include Times Square, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and the Museum of Broadway. If you're looking for experiences, the area has everything from jazz clubs and bookstores to escape rooms and beyond.