One of the five theatres to be actually located on Broadway, the Broadway Theater opened on Christmas Day 1924. The theatre was meant to be a venue for vaudeville shows and motion pictures but officially hosted a play, The New Yorkers, in 1930. The Shubert Organization acquired the theatre in 1939 and renovated it extensively in 1956 and 1986. The theatre has been extremely popular with musical productions because of large seating capacity, and the large stage, which is nearly sixty feet deep. The original exterior and the interior of the Broadway theatre were constructed in the Italian Renaissance style. In 1991, when a skyscraper was built above the theatre, the exterior reemerged in polished granite. Over the years, Broadway theatre has hosted various successful productions, including Rodgers and Hart’s Too Many Girls, My Sister Eileen, South Pacific, Funny Girl, Cabaret, Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, Evita, Les Misérables, The Color Purple, Promises, Promises, and Sister Act. Also, here’s a handy link to the seat availability and real time prices for different seats/dates for King Kong on Headout.
Come October 5, 2018, Broadway theatre will be home to a special production of King Kong, based on the classic film of the same name.
If you’re wondering which seat to book to make the most out of your King Kong experience, we have just the thing for you? Our Broadway Theater seating chart guide has best seats info and much more!
Address: The Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
Seating Capacity: 1761
Front Mezzanine : 250
Rear Mezzanne : 584
Boxes : 20
Check out the Broadway Theatre Seating Chart here.
King Kong - Playing At The Broadway Theatre
Based on the classic film of the same name, King Kong is choreographed and directed by Olivier Award winner Drew McOnie. A rollercoaster of emotions, this show breathes life into one of the most iconic characters of all time with the use of animatronics and puppetry. The score is composed by Marius de Vries of La La Land fame, with lyrics by Eddie Perfect of Strictly Ballroom fame.
When director Carl Denham offers actress Ann Darrow the chance to work in his new project, she is ecstatic. As they head to the mysterious Skull Island as part of the same project, they start falling for each other. Once there, they try to capture the beast Kong, who is believed to live on the island. However, for Ann, what starts as an attempt to capture the beast, soon becomes a mission to save him.
Sunday: 3 PM
Tuesday & Thursday: 7 PM
Wednesday & Saturday: 2 PM & 8 PM
Friday: 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 Broadway Theatre.
2 hours and 30 mins with 1 intermission
Orchestra: Seating is accessible to all parts of the orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the orchestra section only.
Mezzanine (second level): 2 flights of stairs (up 31 steps) 11 steps/landing/9 steps/landing with restrooms/3 steps/landing/8 steps. Please note, once on the mezzanine level there are approx 2 steps up/down per row. Entrance to mezz. is behind front mezzanine row F and in front row A of rear mezzanine.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the mezzanine.
Accessibility: There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. The theatre doesn’t have any elevators or escalators.
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom is located on lobby level. Additional restrooms are located down one flight of stairs to the lower lounge, and up 1 1/2 flights of stairs.
Pay Phone: Located in the Lobby
Assisted Listening Device: Assisted listening devices are available at the theatre. Please contact the staff upon arrival to get your assisted listening device.
Concessions: Concessions are on the main level.
Elevator: Elevators are available to all the levels in the theatre.
Water Fountain: Located in the restrooms.
- Since the arrangement of the rear mezzanine section is peculiar, make sure that you pick a safer seat in the middle of the section instead of something far off on the sides.
- The rear mezzanine section also doesn’t have a lot of leg space, so if you or your companions are tall, avoid a seat in the site. If there are no options available in other sections, the front row will suffice.
- The check-in and check-out process at Broadway Theater takes longer than usual since the entrance is small. Reach the venue at least 45 minutes before the performance begins so that can you check-in on time and avoid missing the beginning of the show.
- The use of cameras, recording devices, cell phones, beepers, and other electronic devices during the performance is prohibited.
- Please note that latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.
- Wheelchair and mobility-impaired seating is intended for patrons with mobility disabilities only.
- King Kong is 2 hours and 30 minutes long and has a 15 minute intermission break. Plan your break accordingly to avoid missing the show.
- The show is on a limited run and ends on April 29. Book your tickets in advance if you’re planning on watching the show.
The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway. Since this is one of the most popular parts of New York City, transport and travel options are aplenty.
If you’re travelling in your car, there are numerous paid parking spots close to the Broadway Theater Some of the popular ones include LAZ Parking, Edison ParkFest, Bright Management, and Impark.
Looking for the quintessential New York experience? There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Broadway Theater. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If travelling by subway is more your thing, you can take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.
Restaurants near Broadway Theatre, NYC
1. Barilla Restaurants Radio City: An airy, contemporary cafe with communal tables & an open kitchen for pastas & other Italian eats.2. Joe Allen : This snug, classic tavern attracts Broadway patrons and actors with its delectable selection of American comfort food & cocktails.
3. The Modern: French/New American fare in a modernist space with garden views at the Museum of Modern Art.
4. The Lambs Club: A clubby, art-deco style restaurant in 132 West 44th Street, with cocktails and steaks to die for!
5. DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theater District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.
6. Osteria al Doge:Relaxed Spanish eatery serving up tapas, paella & sangria, as well as some Italian dishes.
If you're looking for more options, how about checking out our in-depth guide on restaurants in the Theater District. It has everything you're looking for. And more.