Constructed by producer Sam H. Harris in 1921 specifically for the work of songwriter Irving Berlin, the Music Box Theatre opened with performances of Music Box Revue before progressing towards staging hit productions like the Humphrey Bogart-starring The Cradle Snatchers, Chicago, Of Thee I Sing, Merrily We Roll Along, Pride and Prejudice, and more. With only two flops in its first decade, the theater proved to be one of the most successful on the block.

The Music Box was one of the few venues on Broadway built for just one creator's work. But it was also one of the venues notable as much for its ability to put on a good show as its stunning Palladian-style architecture which included neo-Georgian and Adam-style elements. Producer Moss Hart called it "everybody's dream of a theatre," showcasing how much the venue's artistry contributed to its success.

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  • The Music Box Theatre has a capacity of 1,025, split across two sections: Orchestra and Mezzanine. It also has 16 boxes and standing space.
  • The Center Orchestra offers the best views of the stage. The front rows tend to be priced higher, while the Middle Orchestra and Middle Mezzanine offer decent views at affordable rates.
  • Row A in both sections has more legroom.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats are in the Orchestra. The Mezzanine is inaccessible to patrons with limited mobility.
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  • Address: 239 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bus: The nearest bus stop is on the corner of 8th Avenue and West 43rd Street. Lines M20 and M104 stop here.
  • Subway: The nearest subway station is on 49th Street. It services lines N, Q, R, and W. The Times Square–42 Street stop is slightly further away. It services line 7.
  • Cars and cabs: Patrons may drive or taxi to the theater and hop off on 45th Street. Since parking is difficult to find in the area, pre-booking a parking spot at a nearby garage is recommended.
  • Parking: There are multiple garages in the vicinity including Times Square Parking - Valet Garage, Myers Parking, Icon Parking, 344-346 West 45th Street Parking, and more. Bookings can be made via city parking apps.
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway will get you within walking distance of the theater without breaking the bank or landing you in heavy traffic.

Frequently asked questions about Music Box Theatre

How old is the Music Box Theatre in New York?

The venue is nearly 100 years old.

When was the Music Box Theatre built?

The theater was constructed in 1927.

What is the Music Box named after?

Urban lore suggests that the theater was named based on a suggestion from Irving Berlin, for whom the theater was later made. Owner Sam H. Harris loved the name so much, he encouraged Berlin to write a song for the theater.

What is the address of the Music Box Theatre?

239 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States.

How do I reach the Music Box Theatre?

The theater can be reached by all modes of transport.

Who owns Music Box Theatre?

The theater is owned by the Shubert Organization.

How many seats are in the Music Box Theatre?

The theater has a capacity of 1,025 seats.

Are children allowed at the Music Box Theatre?

The theater does not permit children under the age of 4.

Is the Music Box Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

The theater has a step-free main entrance, designated wheelchair-accessible and transfer seats that are accessible via the main entrance and ticket lobby, and a wheelchair-accessible restroom. It also provides hearing and visual assistance.

What shows have played at the Music Box Theatre?

The theater has had a long history of staging successful, award-winning shows. Its lineup has included Chicago, Merrily We Roll Along, The Diary of Anne Frank, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Pippin, and several Shakespearean plays. More recently, it has staged Dear Evan Hansen and Suffs.

Has Suffs always been at the Music Box Theatre?

The musical premiered in 2022 at the Off-Broadway Public Theater. It transferred to the Music Box Theatre in 2024.

What are the best seats in the Music Box Theatre?

The Center Orchestra has the best seats in the house. The middle rows tend to be more affordable. The center Mezzanine has decent views at affordable rates. For better legroom, try Row A in either section.

What should I wear to Music Box Theatre?

The theater has no set dress code but patrons are encouraged to dress comfortably and appropriate for the occasion.

How much do Music Box Theatre tickets cost?

Prices at the theater vary based on timings and seats. Ticket for Suffs currently start at $52.70.

Does Music Box Theatre have food?

The theater does not permit outside food or drink nor does it sell any in-house.

Are there any dining options available near the Music Box Theatre?

There are plenty of dining options near the theater, such as Italian restaurants Trattoria Trecolori and Carmine's, the Brazilian Rodizio-style Churrascaria Plataforma, or the Irish-American pub The Mean Fiddler.

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

The district has notable attractions like Times Square, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, the Museum of Broadway, Birdland Jazz Club, The Modern Museum of Art, and more. The theater also sits near the Diamond and Garment Districts.

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