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New Amsterdam Theatre

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


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

Dressing Code

There is no formal dress code at the theatre.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate time during the show at the theatres discretion.


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

There is an elevator located within the theatre.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair seating available in Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.

Air Conditioning

The theatre is air conditioned.


There is a wheelchair accessible restroom on each floor of the theatre. 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

Coat check is available.