In 1917, the famous Shubert brothers constructed this theater as the Plymouth Theatre, the other half of a pair with the Broadhurst Theatre. Following the success of the Booth and Shubert theaters, the new twin theaters were constructed as an homage to their legacy. The space brought continued success to producer Arthur Hopkins, who leased the space until his passing, in 1950. In 2004, it was renamed in tribute to the Shubert Organization's former Chairman amid sour responses, considering the honor is usually reserved for creatives, impresarios, and owners. Over the years, it has built a strong reputation, hosting delightful comedies and dramas such as The Odd Couple and The House of Blue Leaves and numerous hit musicals like The Pirates of Penzance and Jekyll & Hyde.

1043 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

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The Notebook

The Notebook


About Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

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  • The intimate theater space seats approximately 1043 patrons across two levels - 648 on the orchestra floor and 395 on the mezzanine. 
  • The orchestra floor is directly connected to the lobby, in close proximity to the stage.
  • Seats in the orchestra are more expensive than the mezzanine above, especially the central section with premium visibility.
  • If you prefer a private viewing experience, pick the elevated booth seats to the side. Upto 15 standing tickets may also be available at the back for some productions.
  • The mezzanine is a smaller section, a level above the main floor. Seats in the front and back offer a decent view with an ideal height.
  • Tickets in the rear orchestra or mezzanine sections are typically more affordable while keeping you close to the action.

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  • Address: 236 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bus: Take the M7 or M20 buses along 7th Avenue and get off at 45th Street or the M104 bus along 8th Avenue to 45th Street then walk towards the theater.
  • Subway: You can take the 1, 2, and 3 lines, to get off at 42nd Street - Times Square and the N, R, and W lines, to get off at 49th Street for a short 4-5 minute walk to the venue.
  • Train: If you're traveling from outside NYC, drop off at Penn Station or Grand Central Terminal, then take the subway or S shuttle to Times Square. From here, you can take a short 3-minute walk to the theater.
  • Recommended route: The bus is the most efficient way to reach the theater with stops conveniently located nearby. If you're staying close to Times Square, a short walk to the theater would typically take a few minutes.

Frequently asked questions about Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, New York

How old is the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre?

The theater was first constructed as Plymouth Theatre in 1917 and is over a 100 years old.

What is the address of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre?

236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.

Which is the closest parking?

Edison ParkFast at 307 West 44th Street is about a 2-minute walk from the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

What is the seating capacity of the theater?

The theater seats approximately 1043 patrons, divided into an orchestra and a mezzanine.

Does the theater have a dress code?

No, there is no dress code and formal dressing is not mandated. Semi-formal or smart-casual attire is generally preferred by theater-goers.

Are photos allowed?

Recording the performance is not permitted inside the theater. If found in use, electronic devices may be confiscated.

Is there any age limit?

Children under the age of 4 are not permitted inside the theater. Several productions may enforce age restrictions, please check the show page before making your purchase.

Who was Gerald Schoenfeld?

Gerald Schoenfeld was a prominent American theater producer and chairman of the Shubert Organization. His efforts have been pivotal for the transformation of Broadway over the last five decades.

What was the former name of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre?

The theater was inaugurated as Plymouth Theatre in 1917, along with the Broadhurst Theatre.

How early should i arrive for my show?

Plan to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show time. Late arrivals are typically seated at the discretion of the management.

Past Shows

Life of Pi