The Longacre Theatre was named for Times Square, originally called Longacre Square. It was opened in 1913, making it one of the oldest establishments in the district and a popular venue owing to its vintage aesthetic. Both the facade and the auditorium's interiors have been designated New York City landmarks.

The space opened as a theater for musicals but was later used as a radio and television studio after it proved moderately successful. The Shuberts returned it to its former theater status in the 50s, following which it staged several successful productions like The Pleasure of His Company, The Ritz, and Children of a Lesser God.

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About Longacre Theatre

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  • Capacity: The Longacre Theatre has a capacity of 1,077 seats.
  • Layered seating: The seats are split across the Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony sections.
  • Great views and value for money: The Orchestra offers some of the best views of the stage, while front-row seats in the upper levels offer clear views at affordable rates.
  • Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible seats are in the Orchestra. The other sections offer partial accessibility.

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  • Address: 220 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bike: There is a Citi Bike station on Broadway and West 48th Street.
  • Bus: The nearest stops are on West 49th Street and 7th Avenue and West 49th Street and 8th Avenue, which cater to several lines including M50, M20 or M104.
  • Subway: The closest station is on 49th Street, which services the N, Q, R, and W lines, and is just a few minutes away from the theater.
  • Parking: The nearest parking garage is on West 46th Street. If this happens to be full, you can try one of many nearby lots like MPG: Manhattan Plaza Parking and Icon Parking.
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway is the quickest way to get to this venue, though all forms of public transport will get you within walking distance of it.

Frequently asked questions about Longacre Theatre

What is the address of Longacre Theatre?

The theater is at 220 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036, United States, easily accessible by all modes of public and private transportation.

Who owns the Longacre Theatre?

The theater is owned and operated by the Shubert Organization. It was originally conceived by Harry Frazee, a theater and baseball impresario, who wanted to showcase his own productions at this venue. It opened in 1913, making it one of the oldest venues currently operating on Broadway. The classic appeal of it was retained through its many refurbishments and it remains a popular vintage spot even today.

How many seats are in Longacre Theatre?

The venue has 1,077 seats split across the Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony sections.

Is the Longacre Theatre accessible to people using wheelchairs or patrons requiring hearing assistance?

The Orchestra section is entirely accessible, including designated wheelchair-accessible, companion, and transfer seats. The accessible restroom is also on this level, and all designated areas have step-free access. The rest of the theater is partially accessible. There are no escalators or lifts.

How much do Longacre Theatre tickets cost?

Prices will vary across shows depending on the dates and seats selected.

What is the best place to sit at the Longacre Theatre?

The Orchestra section offers fantastic views and visibility across shows, while the elevated levels give you sweeping views of the whole stage, especially from the front rows. For intimate plays like dramas, being closer to the stage is better. But for larger ensemble productions, you get just as good views from the upper levels for cheaper rates.

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

Longacre sits in the midst of several other Broadway theaters as well as landmark towers like the Morgan Stanley Global Headquarters and the Rockefeller. Nearby are iconic sights like Madame Tussaud's, but there are plenty of lesser-known spots like The Channel Gardens that give you a quieter, more scenic experience of the otherwise bustling New York City.

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