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Hudson Theatre

141 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
Accessible Seating
Yes
Hearing Assistance
Yes
Capacity
970

Subway

42nd St - Bryant Pk
Times Sq - 42nd St
Times Sq - 42nd St
Times Sq - 42nd St
49th St
Times Sq - 42nd St

About

Situated just off Times Square in New York on 44th Street, between Millennium Broadway Hotel and The Premier Hotel, the Hudson Theatre originally opened on October 19, 1903 with a production of Cousin Kate starring Ethel Barrymore. Built by Henry B. Harris, a famous Broadway producer of that period, the Hudson Theatre is one of New York City’s oldest Broadway showplaces.


The 100-foot long lobby was the largest ever seen on Broadway at that time. Among the stars that have graced the Hudson’s stage are Douglas Fairbanks, William Holden, Helen Hayes, Edward G. Robinson and Dorothy Gish. Barbara Stanwyck and Judith Anderson both made their debuts on its stage.


On September 27, 1956 the first nationwide broadcast of “The Tonight Show” starring Steve Allen originated from the Hudson Theatre. It was granted landmark status for both its internal and external features in 1987. The Hudson Theatre reopened as a Broadway theater on February 11, 2017.

Dressing Code

There is no dress code at the theater. For all performances, attire should be comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers are seated at suitable breaks in the performance in conveniently reachable seat locations at the discretion of management.

Concessions

Full service bar on the first level and second level. VIP private lounge is also available.

Entrance

There are no steps into the theater.

Hearing Assistance

This theater is equipped with an infrared listening device system and neck-loop listening device system.

Elevators and Escalators

This theater does not have elevators or escalators.

Wheelchair Access

9 Wheelchair accessible seats are available.

Air Conditioning

This theater is air-conditioned.

Accessible Seating

Balcony is not wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access is available at 44th Street entrance.

Coat Check

This theater provides coat check. No large luggage.

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