Originally the Stuyvesant Theatre and later renamed for the impresario David Belasco, the Belasco Theatre opened with a production of A Grand Army Man in 1907. It would immediately prove to be one of the more beloved venues on Broadway, staging several successful shows and earning praise for its construction and interior design.

Some of its prominent productions include The Devil, The Lily, Lulu Bell, Hit the Deck, Mima, The Crucible, The Rocky Horror Show, Dracula, the Musical, Julius Caesar, Journey's End, and several Shakespearean plays. Most recently, it has offered a home to How to Dance in Ohio.

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About Belasco Theatre

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  • The Belasco Theatre has 1,016 seats split across three sections: Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony.
  • The center Orchestra has the best seats in the house, particularly from rows D to K. Rows A to C might be too close to the stage for certain shows with acts at the sides of the stage.
  • Center Mezzanine also offers some great views.
  • Rows A and N in the Orchestra, A and K in the Mezzanine, and Row A in the Balcony have seats with more legroom.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats are in the Middle Orchestra. The other two sections are only accessible by stairs equipped with handrails. The Balcony is especially inaccessible for patrons with limited mobility due to a steep rake.

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  • Address: 111 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bus: The nearest bus stops are along 6th Avenue at West 44th and 43rd Streets. Lines QM2, QM3, QM4, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM20, and QM24 stop at these spots. The next closest stop is on 7th Avenue and 44th Street and services lines M7 and M104.
  • Subway: The nearest station is on 7th Avenue and 42nd Street. Lines 1, 2, and 3 stop here.
  • Cars and cabs: Patrons may hop off near the entrance if they arrive by car. Finding street parking might prove difficult, so it is best to taxi to the theater or pre-book a parking spot at a nearby garage.
  • Parking: The nearest garage is an Icon Parking lot in front of the theater. Multiple other garages, such as Quik Park and BroadwayGarage, are within walking distance.
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway is the recommended way to reach Broadway and avoid delays getting to your show.

Frequently asked questions about Belasco Theatre

How old is the Belasco Theatre in New York?

The venue is over 120 years old.

When was the Belasco Theatre built?

The theater was constructed in 1907.

Who is the Belasco named after?

The theater was originally named after New Amsterdam director-general Peter Stuyvesant. Impresario David Belasco, who operated the theater and staged many of his shows at it, had the theater renamed after himself in 1910.

What is the address of the Belasco Theatre?

111 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, United States.

How do I reach the Belasco Theatre?

The theater can be reached via car, taxi, subway, and bus. Several stops, stations, and garages are within walking distance of the venue.

Who owns Belasco Theatre?

The theater is owned by the Shubert Organization.

How many seats are in the Belasco Theatre?

The theater has a capacity of 1,016 seats.

Are children allowed at the Belasco Theatre?

The theater has no age restriction. All patrons over the age of 3 need a ticket to enter. Specific shows might have age restrictions and patrons are encouraged to check the age limit of a show before booking.

Is the Belasco Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

The theater has a step-free secondary entrance, designated wheelchair-accessible seating, transfer aisle seats, a wheelchair-accessible restroom, and provides hearing and visual assistance.

What shows have played at the Belasco Theatre?

The theater has staged multiple shows including Seven Chances, Polly With a Past, Kiki, Lulu Belle, Hit the Deck, It's a Wise Child, Dead End, Dark Eyes, Burlesque, The Rocky Horror Show, and many more. The 1969 production, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, was actor Al Pacino's Broadway debut. In addition to several Shakespearean productions, the theater has most recently begun showing How to Dance in Ohio.

Has How to Dance in Ohio always been at the Belasco Theatre?

The musical originally opened at the Syracuse Stage before moving to the Belasco in 2023.

What are the best seats in the Belasco Theatre?

The Center Orchestra offers some of the best views in the house. the Middle Orchestra as well as the Center and Middle Mezzanine also offer some decent views. Seats at the front of the Orchestra restrict sight lines for shows with acts on the sides of the stage. The steep rake on the Mezzanine and Balcony might also offer restrictions for some shows.

What should I wear to Belasco Theatre?

The theater has no dress code. Patrons are encouraged to dress comfortably.

How much do Belasco Theatre tickets cost?

Ticket prices for How to Dance in Ohio vary based on timings and seats.

Does Belasco Theatre have food?

The theater does not allow outside food or drink nor does it sell any in-house. Patrons are encouraged to grab a bite before or after their show at a nearby restaurant.

Are there any dining options available near the Belasco Theatre?

The theater is located near several restaurants, several within walking distance. For something upscale, try Hunt & Fish Club. For pub grub, try Connolly's. For something cuisine-based, try the Italian restaurant Carmine's. For a more unique experience, Sardi's is where you'd want to be.

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

There's something to behold at every corner and turn in the theater district. Visit popular sites like Times Square, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, and more, drop by the Museum of Broadway, or try the wide range of experiences the area has to offer. There's a little fun for everyone.

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