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Lena Horne Theatre

256 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036
Accessible Seating
Hearing Assistance

COVID-19 Safety Policies

This theatre has established COVID-19 safety measures (full details) including, but not limited to, wearing masks.

Theater Information


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.


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.

Late Seating Policy

The seating procedure for latecomers varies by seat section. Late patrons are seated at the discretion of the House Manager after the performance begins. They are then escorted directly to their seats by an usher.


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.
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