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Longacre Theatre

220 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Theater Information

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.


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.

Late Seating Policy

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


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

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