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Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
Hearing Assistance
Yes
Capacity
1091

Subway

Times Sq - 42nd St
Times Sq - 42nd St
Times Sq - 42nd St
Times Sq - 42nd St
42nd St - Port Authority Bus Term
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About

HISTORY The Longacre, named for Longacre Square (now Times Square), was built by producer/manager H.H. Frazee (also known as the owner of the Boston Red Sox who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees). After Frazee fell into financial difficulties, the theatre changed hands many times before being sold to Astor Theatre Incorporated, a Shubert subsidiary, in 1919. WOR leased it from 1943-1953 as a radio and television playhouse. ARCHITECTURE Henry B. Herts designed the Longacre, one of four currently operating Shubert playhouses that he designed. It boasts a French Neo-classical-style exterior and a Beaux Arts-style interior, but lacks some of the individuality and flair which characterized Herts’ other designs. In 2007-08, architect Michael Kostow oversaw a multimillion dollar restoration of the theatre, restoring the original plasterwork and architectural detail, expanding patron amenities, improving sightlines and repairing and cleaning the neo-French Classical exterior facade.

Dressing Code

No specified dress code.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.

Concessions

A selection of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, as well as candy available for purchase
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Water Fountain

Located in restrooms.

Hearing Assistance

Provided by Sound Associates. For more information visit http://www.soundassociates.com/services/blistings/

Elevators and Escalators

There are no elevators or escalators in this theatre.

Wheelchair Access

No steps into theatre. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible.

Air Conditioning

Yes

Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible (unisex) restroom located on the Orchestra level.

Accessible Seating

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating in Orchestra only. For ADA seating, call 212-239-6210.

Coat Check

This theatre does offer coat check.

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