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New Amsterdam Theatre

214 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Accessible Seating
Hearing Assistance

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COVID-19 Safety Policies

You acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including in theatres and other venues. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious communicable disease that can lead to severe illness and death. No precautions can eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and the risk of exposure applies to everyone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), older adults and adults of any age with certain medical conditions can be more likely to get severely ill (as defined by the CDC) from COVID-19. You acknowledge that by attending an event at the venue, you (and any accompanying attendees) agree to voluntarily assume any and all risks in any way related to exposure to COVID-19, including illness or death. You also acknowledge that you (and any accompanying attendees) have independently and carefully read the complete Terms & Conditions, including the COVID-19 and Other Communicable/Infectious Disease Provision, and knowingly and independently acknowledge and agree to all its provisions. The complete TERMS & CONDITIONS are available here.

Theater Information


Theater representatives are available to meet patrons that would like assistance in the lobby of the building to escort them to their seats.

Water Fountain

There are water fountains located at the Balcony level. They are 36" in height.

Hearing Assistance

Assistive listening, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio devices available on all theater levels, free of charge. Photo ID is required.

Elevators and Escalators

This theater has an elevator.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair seating available in Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.


There is a wheelchair accessible restroom on each floor of the theater. There are also wide stalls available on the Mezzanine level.

Accessible Seating

Designated wheelchair and companion seating is located in the rear orchestra section, and house right of the mezzanine.

Coat Check

This theater provides coat check.


The New Amsterdam Theatre was built in 1903 by producers A.L. Erlanger and Marcus Klaw and was designed by architects Herts and Tallent. With 1,702 seats, it was the largest theater on Broadway at the time of its completion. In the 1930s, the theater closed as a result of the Great Depression and was soon after converted to a movie house.

The building was purchased by the Shubert Organization in 1982 but remained in disrepair until the city and state of New York won the property in a court ruling. Under a new 99-year lease, Disney reopened the theater in 1997. Along with the Lyceum Theatre, the New Amsterdam Theatre is the oldest theater on Broadway.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate time during the show at the theater's discretion.


Drinks and snacks are available for purchase at the in-house bar.

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