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Why Watch Life of Pi?

  • Don’t miss out on one of the most cherished works of fiction by Yann Martel, brought to life right before your eyes at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
  • Life of Pi is unlike other plays you may have seen before because it includes stunning visuals that showcase the strength and determination of a young boy and a Bengal Tiger who are trapped in the middle of the ocean.
  • If you enjoyed reading the book or watching the film, then this beautiful play by Lolita Chakrabarti will be perfect for you.
  • It’s no wonder why Yann Martel won a Man Booker Prize for his book given how incredible it is, while And Lee’s film was nominated for 9 Academy Awards– taking home 4.
  • Book your Life of Pi Broadway tickets now to grab the best seats in the house!

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


The much-anticipated Broadway arrival of Life of Pi is finally here, and fans are already scooping up tickets. The play is adapted from a Man Booker Prize-winning novel and an Academy Award-winning film, so it's no wonder that people are eager to see it.

Yann Martel's 2001 novel, which won the Man Booker Prize and served as inspiration for a 2012 film, has been adapted into an acclaimed stage show by Lolita Chakrabarti. Directed by Max Webster, the production features intricate puppetry that allows viewers to see the animal characters in a new light. This innovative approach was well-received by critics and audiences alike; at the Olivier Awards, the seven performers who brought the tiger to life were collectively awarded the best actor in a supporting role. Book your Life of Pi Broadway tickets now to avoid missing out on this mesmerizing production.

The Story

Life of Pi on Broadway is the theatrical adaptation of Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name and the plot follows the story of the Patels. After selling their zoo and deciding to relocate to Canada, the Patel family board a freighter with some of their animals. A treacherous storm causes the ship to sink, leaving Pi as the only human survivor but he's not alone; a Bengal tiger has also managed to get aboard the lifeboat. As time passes, they learn that they must trust each other if they both want to have any chance of surviving.

Show Timings

  • Show timings for Life of Pi are subject to change every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next booking stage.

Cast & Crew

  • Written by: Lolita Chakrabarti
  • Director: Max Webster
  • Book by: Yann Martel

  • This play is suitable for ages 8+.
  • The theatre does not allow children below the age of 4.
  • Please keep in mind that Broadway theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Life of Pi Tickets

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Booking Period: Bookings open till 3 Sep 2023

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Life of Pi voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, found at 236 West 45th Street, is a Broadway house well-liked by theatregoers. In 2005, it was renamed to honor the chairman of the Shubert Organization and had been known as the Plymouth Theatre previously. Many iconic plays have been staged here in its century-long existence, including A Doll's House, Dial M for Murder, Plaza Suite, Godspell, and more.

Seating Capacity: 1084

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Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036

Subway: The closest subway to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is 42nd Street which can be reached via the A, C and E lines.

Bus : Several buses stop between West 46th Street and 8th Avenue including the M20 and M104.

Available Facilities: Water fountain, Restrooms

Accessibility: Assistive Listening System, Wheelchair Seating at Orchestra Level.

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most Broadway theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

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What is the opening date for Life of Pi Broadway?

Life of Pi Broadway opens on 9 March 2023 at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

What age is Life of Pi appropriate for?

Life of Pi is suitable does not have a strict age limit. However, it is most suitable for children aged 8 and above.

How long does Life of Pi Broadway run for?

The running time of Life of Pi Broadway is 2 hours and 10 minutes including intermission.

Where is Life of Pi playing on Broadway?

Life of Pi is playing at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre and opens on 9 March 2023.

What is Life of Pi about?

Yann Martel's Life of Pi, adapted for the stage, tells the story of a young man named Pi who is stranded on a lifeboat with only a Bengal Tiger for company after his ship meets disaster.

What is the dress code while attending Life of Pi?

There is no specific dress code at Broadway. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

What are the facilities available at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre?

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre has multiple facilities including a water fountain, wheelchair spaces, and accessible restrooms available for the audiences during Life of Pi.

Can I take pictures or videos of Life of Pi inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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