Lena Horne Theatre

256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
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About the Venue

The Lena Horne Theatre opened in 1926 as The Mansfield Theatre. It was one of six venues built by the Chanin Brothers and designed by Herbert J. Krapp.

In 1960, previous owner Michael Myerberg renamed the theater after veteran The New York Times theater critic Brooks Atkinson. This was the first time that a legitimate Broadway theater had been named after a theater critic. It is now owned by the Nederlander Organization, which recently renovated the venue and renamed it in honor of Lena Horne in 2022.


There are bars located in the Mezzanine lobby where mixed drinks, sodas, and candy can be purchased. However, water and drinks with tops (souvenir cups) are the only beverage that are permitted in the auditorium. The bars begin serving patrons 30 minutes before the performance begins.

Know Before You Go

Entrance located directly on W 47th St.
Water Fountain
Mezzanine level - up 19 steps.
Hearing Assistance
Headsets for sound augmentation and personal induction loop devices are available at the theater, free of charge.
Elevators and Escalators
This theater does not have elevators or escalators.
Wheelchair Access
Theater is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations.
Male and female restrooms are located on the Mezzanine level of the theater. One wheelchair-accessible restroom on the Orchestra level.
Accessible Seating
Hearing, sight impaired, & wheelchair accessible seats are in the orchestra. Seats with folding armrests are in the Orchestra & Mezzanine.
Coat Check
This theater does not provide coat check.

Now Playing

SIX: The Musical

A pop concert spectacle featuring the six ex-wives of Henry VIII.

from $83.34
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