Palladium Times Square sits in the bustling theater district of New York City, at the “Crossroads of the World” on the corner of 44th Street and Broadway Avenue. It opened originally as the Loews Astor Plaza movie theater in 1974 and ran for three decades before closing. The Anschutz Entertainment Group then converted it into a live event venue but the PlayStation Theater would also close in 2001. It finally reopened once more as the Palladium Times Square in 2020.

The Palladium has been a hub of entertainment since its reopening, staging a wider range of shows than many other venues on the block, though its focus is largely on musical events. Its upcoming roster includes performances from Sidiki Diabate, Kittie, Michael Blaustein, Sushant KC featuring The Bangers, and more. It also has shows like Inside Presents: Ghana To The World II and The Real Hip-Hop feat. Havoc from Mobb Deep/M.O.P. lined up.

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About Palladium Times Square

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  • Total capacity: The Palladium Times Square boasts a seating capacity of 2,100.
  • Viewing options: The theater offers a range of options including standing and seating.
  • Sections: The Palladium notably features one large standing Orchestra section. It also has a sizeable seating area in the rear, two private Mezzanines, and a wrap-around lounge with three bars.
  • Views all around: Despite being a larger venue, you get a good view of the stage from most areas, but in the off chance you find yourself in a spot without a clear line of sight, there's always the 85-foot-long (26 m) LED screen - one of the largest marquees on Broadway - to ensure you miss nothing.

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  • Address: 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Bus: The nearest stop is at 8 Avenue and West 43rd Street, servicing lines M20 and M104. The 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal is also within walking distance, covering lines A, C, and E. Buses M7, M34A SBS, and M42 also stop within walking distance of the venue.
  • Subway: Line 7 passes through the Times Square-42nd Street station, which is within 5 minutes from the theater.
  • Parking: The venue has three paid parking decks nearby. The nearest external lot is Icon Parking at 249-253 West 43rd Street. There are multiple lots all within walking distance of the venue, including 1540 Broadway Garage LLC and Meyers Parking (MP Times Square).
  • Recommended mode of transport: The subway is the quickest way to get to the venue and stops within walking distance.

Frequently asked questions about Palladium Times Square

What was Palladium Times Square before?

The space opened as an indoor live events venue within the One Astor Plaza in 2005. It has been known by several names, including the PlayStation Theater, Best Buy Theater, and Nokia Theatre Times Square. It is sometimes confused with the Palladium, a 1927 venue that also hosted live musical events, but this space was demolished in the 90's. The Palladium Times Square continues to operate on Broadway, notably hosting larger musical concerts and shows.

What is the address of Palladium Times Square?

Located at 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, United States, you can reach this venue by all forms of public transport. Should you choose to drive, there are multiple parking garages at and near the venue.

Is the Palladium Times Square accessible to people using wheelchairs or patrons requiring hearing assistance?

The venue offers accessibility options to patrons with mobility needs. It has designated wheelchair-accessible spaces and provides step-free or otherwise accessible means to reach your seats. Patrons are encouraged to inform security at the entrance who will ensure appropriate accommodations are made and support is provided so you can comfortably get to your spot.

What are some attractions or things to do near the Palladium Times Square?

The venue is located near some of New York's most popular sights, including Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, the Rockefeller, the Hudson River, Central Park, and more. It is also near places like the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Arts and Design.