Minskoff Theatre

200 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036
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About the Venue

The Minskoff Theatre is one of the largest Broadway Theatres and currently home to the musical The Lion King, based on the Disney animated film of the same name. The 1,621-seat venue, designed by architects Kahn and Jacobs, is on the third floor of One Astor Plaza, an office tower constructed on the site of the former Astor Hotel.

Named after Sam Minskoff and Sons, builders and owners of the high-rise building, it opened March 13, 1973, with a revival of Irene starring Debbie Reynolds. Over the years it has served as host to musicals, dance companies, and concerts.


There are two bars in the main lobby, two bars located on the theater's Orchestra level, and two bars located on the Mezzanine where various mixed drinks, sodas, and candy can be purchased.

Water and the special commemorative beverage cups are the only beverages permitted in the auditorium. No outside food or beverage, except water, is permitted in the theater.

The bars begin serving patrons 45 minutes before the performance begins.

Know Before You Go

Front Entrance located on 45th Street.
Water Fountain
Located in the main lobby, outside restrooms at the Orchestra & Mezzanine levels.
Hearing Assistance
Headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theatre. For guests with Tele Coil, T-Coil Loops are available.
Elevators and Escalators
This theater has an elevator and escalator.
Wheelchair Access
Staff is available to escort theatergoers to wheelchair accessible areas via elevators & escalators. Main level not accessible by elevator.
Restrooms are located on the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels of the theater. Accessible restrooms on these levels can be accessed by elevator
Accessible Seating
Wheelchair & companion seating available in the Orchestra. Aisle transfer seats with folding armrests available in Orchestra & Mezzanine.
Coat Check
Cloakroom service is available to patrons during the winter months. No bags or luggage will be checked.

Now Playing

The Lion King

Pride Rock comes to life in Disney’s long-running hit.

from $115.73
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