One of the Broadway theaters in the metro area, Booth Theatre is home to some of the biggest and most notable Broadway productions in history. The theater opened through a partnership between Lee Shubert and producer Winthrop Ames. Its name was derived from actor Edwin Booth and was an homage to Ames' legacy in acting. The design for the theater is described as "restrained classicism" style since the theater was built with the latest architectural and technological breakthroughs in Europe at the time of its construction. English playwright Andrew Bennett's The Great Adventure was the first production at the Booth Theatre in 1913. Its first big blockbuster came in 2013 with actress Bette Midler starring in the production I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. The record was broken the following year with the Bradley Cooper revival of the Bernard Pomerance-penned play The Elephant Man. StubHub is your go-to ticket source for all Booth Theatre events.
Is the Booth Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
The theater has several features that make it friendly to people in wheelchairs and with other disabilities. Patrons in wheelchairs can request that they're provided with special seating that's reserved for them in the theater's orchestra section. While there's no elevator at the Booth Theatre, its orchestra section is accessible to all because it's without steps. Patrons who need listening support can be provided with infrared assistive listening devices. Most Booth Theatre events also offer unlimited access to downloadable audio description software via mobile devices. Deaf theatergoers may request handheld devices that provide captioning for them.
Can I bring my camera to document the show for personal use?
The use of cameras, video cameras, smartphone/mobile phone cameras and other recording devices during a performance is prohibited at the Booth Theatre. Aside from recording devices, the theater management also prohibits the use of mobile devices and beepers while a performance is in progress.
Are children allowed to enter the theater?
Patrons with children will not be allowed entrance if their little ones are below the age of 4.
Are there restaurants near the Booth Theatre?
There are several restaurants near the theater where you can enjoy some food and wine after a Booth Theatre event. Patrons craving some Italian specialties can head to Carmine's Italian Restaurant at 200 W. 44th St. Those looking for Japanese cuisine can certainly find something at Haru Sushi. This Japanese restaurant serves fresh sushi and other wonders from the land of the rising sun.
Are there other tourist attractions nearby?
If you're in the Big Apple to explore, then you have plenty of options to choose from. Those who are wanting for more Broadway shows should explore the nearby Shubert Theatre for more Broadway productions. To see the lights and to experience firsthand the bustling city life of New York City, a trip to Times Square is a must. An NYC trip for first-timers is never complete without visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.Back to Top
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