The Lyceum Theatre isn't just the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in New York City, having opened in 1903, but it's also a treasure trove of theatrical history that adorns its walls. But the Lyceum's magic goes beyond aesthetics. Its stage has been graced by legends like Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore, and it premiered iconic productions like J.M. Barrie's "The Admirable Crichton" and Ibsen's "A Doll's House."

910 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

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About Lyceum Theatre

Seating chart
Popular productions
  • Total seating capacity: With just over 900 seats, this is a relatively smaller venue on Broadway.
  • Orchestra: The largest and most accessible section in the house, the Center Orchestra is where you want to be for the best views.
  • Mezzanine: Elevated and raked, this section offers a more comprehensive view of the stage, making it suitable for larger productions. It is also a great option if you're looking for more value for your money.
  • Balcony: This is an elevated section with an extremely steep rake and limited space, making it less popular among audiences, but it generally offers the best rates across most shows.

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Know before you go

Getting there
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  • Address: 149 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Subway: The closest station is Times Square-42nd Street which services lines 1, 2, and 3. The 47-50 Streets-Rockefeller Center station is also within walking distance and covers lines B, D, F, and M.
  • Bus: The nearest stop is 6th Avenue and West 45th Street, which services lines QM1, QM5, and QM6.
  • Parking: There are several paid parking garages nearby, including multiple Icon Parking lots (West 43rd Street and 6th Avenue), that are within walking distance of the theater.

Frequently asked questions about Lyceum Theatre

What is the address of Lyceum Theatre?

Located at 149 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States, you can reach the theater easily by bus or subway.

What is the history of the Lyceum theater in New York City?

Vaudeville theater owner and agent Martin Beck funded the construction of the Lyceum Theatre and when it opened in 1913, it was considered by many to be a flagship of vaudeville impresarios Benjamin Franklin Keith and Edward Franklin Albee II's organization. It is now one of nine venues on Broadway operated by the Nederlander Organization and is co-owned by Jimmy Nederlander and Broadway producer Stewart Lane.

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

The theater has a step-free entrance and a fully accessible and step-free Orchestra section with designated seating for wheelchair users. The other sections are not quite as accessible; they are harder to reach and sit on steep rakes that can only be navigated using stairs.

How much do Lyceum Theatre tickets cost?

Prices will vary depending on the show, dates, and seats selected. Seats in the Orchestra, particularly further forward and toward the Center tend to go for premium rates, while rear seats and seats in the Mezzanine and Balcony often cost lesser.

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

The Lyceum Theatre has a capacity of over 900 seats split across three sections. The Orchestra offers great visibility and clearer views of the performances, particularly from rows F-K. The Mezzanine seats give you a wider view of the stage, particularly useful for larger productions, though the best seats in this section are the front row ones. The Balcony seats are the most affordable, and despite the steep rake, height, and distance from the stage, the seats in Rows A and B tend to offer decent views.

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

The theater sits nestled within a bustling district that offers something for everyone: from tourist attractions like Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum to peaceful escapes like parks, gardens, and a river, including Madison Square Garden and Central Park, and from historic and artistic pursuits like museums and landmark towers, like the Rockefeller and the Empire State Building, to experience centers like escape rooms and off-beat alleyway finds. When you head to the Broadway District, you know you're in for a good time, whichever way you turn.