The New Amsterdam Theatre in New York is one of the first Broadway establishments to make its way to the Times Square neighborhood. Built between 1902 and 1903, New Amsterdam is the oldest operating theater on Broadway and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a testament to its importance to the city’s identity. Its unique design is a stunning ode to New York’s brand of art nouveau, earning it the nickname, “The House Beautiful” upon its opening. This establishment has since become a New York City landmark and is now home to enchanting productions like Disney’s “Aladdin.”

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About New Amsterdam Theatre

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  • The New Amsterdam Theatre has over 1700 seats across 3 primary sections - Orchestra (698 seats), Mezzanine (586 seats), and Balcony (418 seats). It additionally has a few box seats and standing row seats.
  • The Orchestra seats are split into three subsections: left, center, and right. The center of the Orchestra section hosts some of the best seats in the house for a truly immersive audiovisual experience.
  • The Mezzanine is an elevated section behind the Orchestra, split similarly across three sections. The first few rows of the Mezzanine section are some of the best in the theater, largely due to their clear and unobstructed view of the stage.
  • The Balcony is the smallest section in the house, located at the rear. While the distance from the stage might make these less favorable, the Balcony offers some of the most affordable seats in the theater. It might be best to avoid this section if you deal with conditions like vertigo.
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  • Address:  214 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, USA
  • Subway: The closest subway station to the theater is Times Square – 42nd Street. It is served by lines 1, 2, N, and R. The next closest subway station is 42nd Street – Port Authority Bus Terminal served by the A, C, or E lines.
    Once off the subway, the New Amsterdam Theatre is just a one-minute walk away.
  • Bus: The closest bus stop to New Amsterdam Theatre is a one-minute walk away, at the intersection of West 41st Street and 7th Avenue. The theater can be reached via the M7, M20, and M104 bus routes. If you happen to miss your stop, the M104 also stops at West 41st Street and 8th Avenue, which is just two minutes away from the theater.
  • Car: As with any bustling part of the city, this one is prone to traffic as well. If you’re arriving in a taxi, you may hop off at the entrance. For personal vehicles, however, we recommend parking the car in a garage and either walking or using public transport to get to New Amsterdam instead.
  • Parking: If you do choose to drive to the theater, there are parking spaces available at MPG Parking on West 41st Street or Meyers Parking (MP Times Square Garage) on West 45th Street.
  • Recommended mode of transport: We recommend using the subway to get to the New Amsterdam theater.

Frequently asked questions about New Amsterdam Theatre

How old is the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York?

The original theater is 120 years old. The renovated establishment, however, is 26 years old, having reopened in 1997.

When was the New Amsterdam Theatre built?

Hertz and Tallent designed the New Amsterdam Theatre in 1902, and construction was supervised by management and production duo Marc Klaw and Abraham Lincoln Erlanger in 1903. The theater was inaugurated with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on October 23, 1903.

What is the address of the New Amsterdam Theatre?

214 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036, United States.

How do I reach the New Amsterdam Theatre?

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

Does Disney own the New Amsterdam Theatre?

The theater has switched hands several times during its existence. Excessive decay led to its shuttering. But its historical and cultural significance paired with its strategic location attracted the eyes of Disney Theatrical Productions. Following a court battle between Disney and the State, the theater was leased to them for 99 years in 1993.

What is the seating capacity of New Amsterdam Theatre?

The New Amsterdam Theatre has a capacity of 1702 seats split across three sections: Orchestra (698), Mezzanine (586), and Balcony (418).

Is the New Amsterdam Theatre accessible to people with special needs?

Yes, the theater provides designated seating, adapted washrooms, and assistive listening devices to its patrons with special needs.

What are the best productions the New Amsterdam Theatre has staged?

The theater has staged productions of well-known titles like A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Ben-Hur, Ziegfeld Follies, The Band Wagon, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and most recently, Aladdin.

Is Lion King still playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre?

The Lion King maintained its run at the New Amsterdam Theatre until 2006. It relocated to the Minskoff Theatre, with Mary Poppins taking its slot.

Is Aladdin playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre?

Aladdin opened at the New Amsterdam Theatre in 2014 and has run continuously since then, only taking a break during the pandemic. The show has been nominated for multiple awards and is currently the 10th-highest-grossing Broadway production of all time.

Is there a dress code for New Amsterdam Theatre?

The theater has historically been a place that demanded formal wear. Thankfully, most have relaxed these rules over time. So if you’re stressed about what to wear to New Amsterdam Theatre, rest assured, you’ll be permitted entry in everything from your favorite casual outfit to a fully decked-out suit.

How much do New Amsterdam Theatre tickets cost?

The price of tickets at the theater vary based on the show, timings, season, seat position, and more. Rear seats can go for as low as $76 a ticket, and tickets for some shows average at around $275. Tickets for Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre start at $84.

Where should I sit for Aladdin?

The best seats in the house are at the center of the Orchestra section and offer a truly immersive audiovisual experience. The first few rows of the elevated Mezzanine section behind the Orchestra offer a clear and unobstructed view of the stage. The Balcony, located at the rear, tends to be less favored by most patrons due to not offering the best views, but these sections offer some of the most affordable seats in the theater. It might be best to avoid this section if you deal with conditions like vertigo.

Are there any dining options available near New Amsterdam Theatre?

Garvey’s Irish Pub offers a cozy, homely space to knock back a drink or two. If you're looking for a dining experience, try Red Lobster, Tony's Di Napoli, or St. Cloud Rooftop.

What are some attractions or things to do near New Amsterdam Theatre?

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