Located at 222 West 45th Street, the Booth Theatre is small Broadway performance venue owned by the Shubert Organisation. This is the second theater named in the honor of legendary 19th century actor Edwin Booth, after the first one was destroyed by a fire in 1869. The Booth was constructed by manager Lee Shubert and producer Winthrop Ames. The theater hosted a production for the first time on October 16, 1913, t with Arnold Bennett’s The Great Adventure. Since then, the Booth Theatre has gone on to host many an iconic productions including You Can’t Take It With You, Swan Song, Sunday In The Park With George, Once On This Island, The Elephant Man, and Hand To God, among others. Presently, the Booth is home to Matt Crowley's The Boys in the Band.
Having premiered Off-Broadway in 1968, The Boys in the Band is an emotional rollercoaster, often described as a play way ahead of its time. Set in an Upper East Side apartment, the play returns to Broadway for its 50th anniversary.
Looking forward to watching The Boys in the Band? Our Booth Theatre seating chart is here to help you find the best seats.
Address: 222 West 45 Street, Between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York NY 10036
Seating Capacity: 800
Orchestra : 514 (Wheelchair - 6)
Mezzanine : 252
Boxes : 12
Standing Room : 22
Check out the Booth Theatre Seating Chart here.
Playing At The Booth Theatre
The Boys in the Band
“The play was groundbreaking in its exploration of how gay men treated each other and how they were made to feel about themselves,” said Ryan Murphy, one of the producers, in a statement.”
– The New York Times
A star-studded cast helms the latest revival of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band on its 50th anniversary. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner, Joe Mantello, the play has been lauded for its honest portrayal of the life of gay men, and was one of the longest Off-Broadway plays ever.
The story is set in an Upper East Side Manhattan Apartment, where nine gay men come together to celebrate a birthday. As the night progresses, the men get more and more drunk, and the dark side of their lives starts to creep up. As tensions mount, hidden resentions surface, and past scars are unveiled, will the night change their lives forever?
Sunday - Closed
Mon, Thurs & Fri - 8 PM
Tues - 7 PM
Wed - 2 PM & 7 PM
Sat - 2 PM & 8 PM
These timings may be subject to change during the holiday period. Click here to check out the real-time seat availability and pricing for the Booth Theatre.
1 hour 30 minutes, with no intermission
Booth Theatre - 2018 Calendar
The Boys In The Band
Apr 30–Aug 12, 2018
Orchestra: There are no steps in the Orchestra section and all wheelchair accessible seats are in the Orchestra.
Mezzanine: 2 flights of stairs (up 31 steps) lead up to the Mezzanine and there are no elevators or escalators. On the Mezzanine Level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind Row H.
Restroom: Ladies and men's restrooms on the Basement level. Unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom located on orchestra level.
Concessions: Orchestra and basement levels.
Payphone: Located in the lobby.
Water Fountain: Located in concessions lobby.
- Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra section without steps. Please note that wheelchair seating is located in the orchestra section only.
- Please note, once on the mezzanine Level there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row. The entrance to the mezzanine is behind Row H.
- If you’re late for the show, you’ll be seated at the manager’s discretion.
- No outside food or beverage is allowed inside the Booth Theatre. There’s a water fountain located in the concessions lobby.
- There are no escalators or elevators available in the Booth Theatre, so please book your tickets accordingly to minimize the walking you’ll have to do.
- Legroom has been a problem for many people, especially in the mezzanine section, so take that into consideration when you book your tickets.
The Booth Theatre is located at 222 West 45th Street, a popular neighborhood in New York City.
If you’re planning on taking the subway, then the closest subway station is 42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station and you can take the A, C or E trains, again depending on your starting point, to get there.
Not a fan of the subway? You can bring your own vehicle too! Bright Management at 329 West 46th Street or LAZ Parking at 247 West 46th Street are good options for safe parking around Booth Theatre.
Restaurants near Booth Theatre
Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Booth Theatre:
1. Playwright Celtic Pub: A pub straight from the dales of Ireland, the Playwright Celtic Pub is spread over 4-floors and roof. The Playwright is one of the best plays to catch a drink before/after your Broadhurst experience.
2. Haru Sushi: Lovers of sushi and Japanese cuisine, in general, should definitely give Haru Sushi a try.
3. The Palm West Side: This clubby eatery serves high-end steakhouse fare, seafood and diverse wines.
4. Russian Samovar: Get a taste of authentic Russian in Broadway at this iconic eatery with live piano music to accompany the delicacies.
5. Blue Fin: A classy restaurant which serves pre-Theatre seafood and sushi served in a trendy setting with a glass-enclosed bar.
6. Carmine's: NYC’s legendary family-style restaurant offering the most delicious Italian food. Be prepared for gigantic proportions similar to ones your grandma would serve you.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our Theatre District Restaurants Guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district.