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Life of Pi

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre 4.5(2)
09 Mar 2023 - 03 Sep 2023
2 hr 10 min with interval
Suitable for 8+
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Why Watch Life of Pi?

  • Life of Pi, the stage adaptation of the bestseller by Yann Martel, and winner of five Olivier Awards, is coming to Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
  • Watch this deeply philosophical tale of survival, hope, faith and perseverance get transformed into live theatre by the magical touch of celebrated playwright Lolita Chakrabarti.
  • The play uses intricate puppetry and fascinating stagecraft to bring to life the various facets of the story, especially the vast and endless expanse of the sea where the protagonist, Pi, struggles for survival alongside a Royal Bengal tiger.
  • Get your Life of Pi Broadway tickets today, because the theatrical adaptation is just as brilliant as the Man Booker Prize-winning book and the Academy Award-winning film.

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

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • 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

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre Seating Chart will help you find the best seats in the theatre.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Life of Pi Tickets

What is the best way to buy Life of Pi tickets on Broadway?

You can easily purchase your Life of Pi tickets online. This will save you a lot of time and hassle, and you may even get great deals and discounts.

How much do Life of Pi tickets on Broadway usually cost?

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Are there cheap or discounted Life of Pi tickets available for purchase on Broadway?

When you’re looking for cheap or discount Life of Pi tickets, you should always look online. You will often find great offers and prices online. Tickets can get more expensive as the show date draws near so make sure to book your Life of Pi tickets in advance.

How do I buy last-minute tickets for Life of Pi on Broadway

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If I buy discounted Life of Pi tickets, will I end up with partial-view seating?

When you book online Life of Pi tickets, you usually get the opportunity to choose your own seats. This ensures that you don’t have to make do with partial-view seating. But, when it comes to lottery tickets or day seats, the Box Office will allocate seating so there is a higher chance of getting split or partial view seats.

When does Life of Pi open on Broadway?

The opening date of Life of Pi was 30 March 2023. You can catch the show at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

What is the age recommendation for Life of Pi?

Life of Pi is suitable for guests aged 8+.

Which New York theater is the show playing in?

You can watch Life of Pi at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

What is the running time of Life of Pi?

Life of Pi runs for 2 hr 10 min with interval.

What is the story of Life of Pi?

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 recommended dress code for guests who attend Life of Pi?

While Broadway doesn’t enforce a strict dress code, we recommend that you dress in semi-casual or smart casual attire. Wear something comfortable and carry a wrap in case the air conditioning makes the theater a bit chilly.

Can I bring outside food while attending Life of Pi?

Outside food is forbidden in most Broadway theaters. But, when you go to watch Life of Pi, you can grab a quick bite before or after the show. Most theaters have bars or cafes inside where you can buy snacks and drinks.

What facilities are available for the guests when they visit Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre?

When guests visit to watch Life of Pi at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, they can avail of facilities like a water fountain, wheelchair spaces, accessible restrooms and more.

Is photography or videography allowed during the performance of Life of Pi?

You cannot take photos or videos of the performance. But, you may be able to purchase copies of stills of the show at the theater’s souvenir shop.

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