Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
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About the Venue

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.

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.


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

Know Before You Go

Water Fountain
Water fountain available in the restrooms.
Hearing Assistance
Provided by Sound Associates.
Elevators and Escalators
This theater does not have elevators or escalators.
Wheelchair Access
No steps into theater. Theater is not completely wheelchair accessible.
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 theater provides coat check.

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