The Minskoff Theatre is located in the heart of New York City, boasting a stunning view of Times Square. A fixture on the current Broadway scene, it’s hard to imagine it nearly didn’t get built. Thankfully, the love for Broadway prevailed, and so did the Minskoff theater.

The theater’s first major offering was a revival of the musical “Irene,” starring Debbie Reynolds as an immigrant shop assistant making her way into the high society of the Upper West Side. A fan favorite, it ran for over 600 performances. Despite such crowd pleasers, however, the Minskoff was often thought to be “unlucky” owing to a lack of profitability. In 2005, The Lion King relocated to the Minskoff from the New Amsterdam Theatre and made a comfortable home here, establishing the theater as a stalwart on the scene.

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The Lion King
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About Minskoff Theatre

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  • The Minskoff houses approximately 1,700 seats spread across two levels: an Orchestra and a Balcony.
  • The Orchestra offers an immersive experience at decent prices.
  • The Balcony offers a clear view of the stage at all times.
  • Seats toward the center of the auditorium are considered to be favorable, particularly in the Orchestra. Premium seats are located in the middle of the Center Orchestra and the front rows of the Balcony and offer the best views.
  • Seats at the very back of the Balcony tend to be the least favorite among patrons. Seats on the sides of both the Orchestra and Balcony sections offer decent experiences but might be prone to sight-line restrictions.
  • Seats in the rear section of the Orchestra are more affordably priced, while still offering a reasonably good view of the performances.
  • As the first fully accessible theater on Broadway, Minskoff’s seating is adjusted to allow for varying levels of mobility.
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  • Address: 200 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Bus: Several buses stop at or near the theater. The closest stop is a 1-minute walk away at 7th Avenue and West 44th Street, where lines M7 and M104 stop. The stop at West 42nd Street and 7th Avenue is about 2-4 minutes away from the theater and services the Suburban Transit buses. Lines 122, 163, BXM4, M42, Q32, QM10, QM20, and several more also stop within ten minutes of the theater as well. Be sure to check the updated routes of local buses before you hop on.
  • Subway: Subway lines N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, and 7 all stop at Times Square - 42nd Street, which is a 2-minute walk to the theater. Lines N and R additionally stop at 49th Street. Lines A, C, and E stop at 42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is about a minute away from the theater. C and E also stop at 50th Street.
  • Car: Patrons can take a taxi to reach Minskoff and hop off near the entrance. If you plan to drive down, it’s best to arrive early and park at a nearby garage to avoid delays.
  • Parking: On-site pre-booked parking is available next to the One Astor Plaza in collaboration with Icon Parking. Patrons may plan their visit ahead of time and access their spot via entrances on 44th Street. For those who haven’t booked in advance, there are plenty of privately owned lots and garages within walking distance of the theater. Icon Parking has multiple garages located on West 46th Street, West 50th Street, and West 48th Street. Other garages nearby include Edison ParkFast on West 44th Street, Quik Park Theatre Lot on West 46th Street, and MPG: Manhattan Parking on West 45th Street. All the garages are located within a 5-minute walk from the theater.
  • Recommended mode of transport: We recommend using the Subway for an easy, cost-efficient, and delay-free way to reach the Minskoff Theatre.

Frequently asked questions about Minskoff Theatre

How old is the Minskoff Theatre in New York?

The theater is 50 years old.

When was the Minskoff Theatre built?

The One Astor Plaza was commissioned in 1967. Construction was delayed, however, with the addition of the Minskoff Theatre to the plans. It neared completion in the early ‘70s, and after a few more delays, opened its doors in 1973 with “Irene.”

What is the address of the Minskoff Theatre?

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

How do I reach the Minskoff Theatre?

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

Who owns the Minskoff Theatre?

The theater is owned by the Minskoff family. After negotiations in the ‘70s, the Minskoffs agreed to jointly operate the theater with the Nederlander Organization.

What is the seating capacity of the Minskoff Theatre?

The theater has approximately 1,710 seats split across two levels. The Orchestra level offers a stage front immersive experience, while the elevated Balcony level offers a clear sightline of the stage.

Is the Minskoff Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

Yes, the Minskoff Theatre provides accessible entry and designated seating, adapted washrooms, and assistive listening devices for its patrons with special needs.

Is there a dress code for the Minskoff Theatre?

There is no dress code for the Minskoff Theatre, but patrons are encouraged to dress up for the occasion.

What are the best productions the Minskoff Theatre has staged?

The Minskoff has staged a wide range of productions during its lifetime, including Irene, Pippin, West Side Story, Cabaret, Peter Pan, Saturday Night Fever, and The Lion King.

Is Lion King still playing at the Minskoff Theatre?

“The Lion King” opened at the Minskoff in 2006 and has run continuously since then. In 2014, it became Broadway’s highest-grossing musical ever, and the following year was named the third-longest-running Broadway production.

How long is The Lion King show at Minskoff Theatre?

The Lion King musical runs for about two hours and thirty minutes at the Minskoff. This includes one intermission.

How much do Minskoff Theatre tickets cost?

Tickets for The Lion King at the Minskoff start at $116.5, and on average in 2024, a ticket could cost around $243.13. Prices vary depending on your chosen show, day, timings, season, where your seat is located, and more.

Where should I sit for The Lion King at Minskoff?

The best seats in the house are towards the center. Since the show makes ample use of special effects, Orchestral seats are the preference for a more immersive experience. Premium seats located in the middle of the Center Orchestra and the front rows of the Balcony and offer the best views, while seats in the rear section of the Orchestra are generally more affordable.

Are there any dining options available near Minskoff Theatre?

Located near Times Square, the Minskoff is located near plenty of highly rated restaurants, bars, eateries, and more. The View Restaurant offers a fantastic view of Times Square accompanied with a delicious bar and grill dining menu. Revel & Rye offers a more intimate dining experience, while Broadway Lounge is a perfect middle ground between the two. For a more quintessentially New Yorkian experience, try Prime Catch or Hard Rock Cafe.

What are some attractions or things to do near Minskoff Theatre?

The Minskoff is located right in the theater district, making it easy to theater hop if that's your style. If not, however, you could always visit Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, Rockefeller Center, the Museum of Broadway, the Top of the Rock observation deck, and more.

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