Constructed as a carpenter's shop in 1920 and converted to the National Theatre in 1921 before morphing into the Billy Rose Theatre, the Trafalgar Theatre, and finally, the Nederlander Theatre, this is a venue that has seen everything. A gorgeous Renaissance-style establishment, the theater opened with Sidney Howard's first play, Swords. It would go on to stage everything from farces and dramedies to operas and musicals.

Some of its most notable productions include Julius Caesar, Cyrano de Bergerac, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Rent, Guys and Dolls, and Motown: The Musical. Its current lineup includes Shucked and The Who's Tommy.

1232 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets

Assistive Listening System


Air Conditioning


Level Access

Security Check

Hearing Assistance

Water Fountain

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The Who’s Tommy

The Who’s Tommy


About Nederlander Theatre

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  • The Nederlander Theatre has 1,232 seats across two sections: Orchestra and Mezzanine.
  • Both sections are raked. The underside of the balcony slopes upward, allowing for better visibility toward the rear. The Orchestra is sloped toward the stage.
  • The Front Mezzanine and Front Orchestra have the best seats in the house. The front-most seats sell at premium rates.
  • The rear seats in the Center Orchestra offer decent views at affordable rates. The front rows in the Center Mezzanine are also decently priced with decent views.
  • Row A in both sections offers better legroom. The corner seats also have more legroom.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seats are located in the Orchestra. The Mezzanine is only accessible via steps.
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  • Address: 208 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bus: The nearest bus stop is on 7th Avenue and 41st Street which services lines M7, M20, and M104. The corner of 7th Avenue and West 42nd Street is home to several bus stops that service multiple lines on the M and SIM routes in addition to the ShortLine Hudson and Suburban Transit.
  • Subway: The nearest subway station is Times Sq-42nd St, which services line 7.
  • Cars and cabs: Patrons arriving by car or taxi may alight at the theater's entrance on West 41st Street. The theater has no parking, so patrons will need to park at a nearby garage.
  • Parking: Garages in the vicinity include Icon Parking, One Parking near Bryant, and Times Square Parking - Valet Garage. Patrons are advised to book in advance to avoid delays later.
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway is the quickest way to get to the theater. Patrons may use the bus if they prefer to hop off closer to the entrance.

Frequently asked questions about Nederlander Theatre

How old is the Nederlander Theatre in New York?

The venue is over 100 years old.

When was the Nederlander Theatre built?

The structure was constructed in 1920 and turned into a theater in 1921.

What is the Nederlander named after?

The theater is named after impresario and founder of the Nederlander Organization, David T. Nederlander, by his son, producer James M. Nederlander. James bestowed the honor on his late father after taking over the fledgling company and turning it into one of the most successful theatrical production houses of the modern era.

What is the address of the Nederlander Theatre?

208 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, United States.

How do I reach the Nederlander Theatre?

The theater can be reached by all modes of transport including car or taxi, bus, bikes, and the subway.

Who owns Nederlander Theatre?

The theater is owned by the Nederlander Organization.

How many seats are in the Nederlander Theatre?

The theater has a capacity of 1,232 seats.

Are children allowed at the Nederlander Theatre?

The theater does not permit children under the age of 5.

Is the Nederlander Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

The theater has a step-free main entrance and an unobstructed direct path through the lobby to the designated wheelchair-accessible seats. It has a wheelchair-accessible restroom on the same level. It also provides assistance devices and designated seating for patrons with hearing and visual impairments.

What shows have played at the Nederlander Theatre?

The theater has staged productions of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cyrano de Bergerac, Rent, Guys and Dolls, Pretty Woman: The Musical, and more. Its more recent offerings include Shucked and The Who's Tommy.

Has The Who's Tommy always been at the Nederlander Theatre?

The musical, based on the 1969 rock opera Tommy, opened in California in 1992. Its Broadway debut was at the St. James Theatre in 1993. After having played in several countries, it now returns to Broadway on 8 March.

What are the best seats in the Nederlander Theatre?

The Front Orchestra and Front Mezzanine offer some of the best views, though at premium rates. More affordable seats with decent views are in the upper Orchestra, while the Middle sections of both levels offer the best views of the stage. Row A on both levels offers the best legroom.

What should I wear to Nederlander Theatre?

There is no set dress code. Dress comfortably and bring an extra layer if required.

How much do Nederlander Theatre tickets cost?

Prices vary based on show timings and seats. Ticket for The Who's Tommy currently start at $67.

Does Nederlander Theatre have food?

The theater offers a limited menu of food and drink, including alcoholic beverages, at its in-house bars.

Are there any dining options available near the Nederlander Theatre?

The theater is surrounded by a variety of all-American eateries and chains, such as Red Lobster. It also features a wide range of places, from casual and cozy to high-end and expensive, like Foundry Kitchen. For more cuisine-based international restaurants, try the Japanese Wasabi Sushi & Bento or the Brazilian Churrascarua Plataforma.

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

The theater district is the place to be if you're looking for historic spots to sight-see. These include Times Square and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. For something to suit your inner theater kid, try the Museum of Broadway. The area is also home to landmark buildings, like the Rockefeller Center, bustling nightlife spots like Hell's Kitchen, and natural locations like parks and rivers.

Past Shows

A Christmas Carol