A New York City designated landmark, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on West 47th Street began life as the Mansfield Theatre in February of 1926. Distinguished actors such as Earle Hyman, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Lemmon, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane and Glenn Close have graced the stage during the theater's long history of hosting dramas, comedies and musicals. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is well-acquainted with the Tony Awards as productions of Best Musical Nominee Rock of Ages and Spring Awakening, winner of Best Revival of a Musical, and Waitress, a 2016 Nominee for Best Musical, have called the venue home. Find the best Brooks Atkinson Theatre seating at StubHub.
What is the Brooks Atkinson Theatre's seating capacity?
The theater has a capacity of 1,069.
Is the Brooks Atkinson Theatre accessible by public transportation?
The theater can be accessed via the M104 and M20 bus lines. You can also take the subway and get off at the 49th Street Station, served by the Q, N, R and W trains, the 50th Street Station, served by the A, C and E trains, or the Times Square 42nd Street Station, served by the 1, 2 and 3 lines.
Is there on-site parking?
While the theater does not have on-site parking, there are a number of parking facilities within walking distance. A partnership with ParkWhiz allows patrons to locate and reserve parking while purchasing Brooks Atkinson Theatre tickets or any time before the performance.
What are the food and drink options?
Apart from the snack and drink options available at the bar in the mezzanine lobby, you'll find plenty of eateries just a block away on Restaurant Row, which is situated on 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Here, you'll find restaurants specializing in steaks, burgers, Italian food, sushi, Creole and Cajun dishes, South American fare and French food. Grab a cocktail at Bar Centrale after curtain call, and you just might spot a Broadway star or two.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
In addition to being practically next door to Times Square, the theater is a little over a half mile from Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Museum of Modern Art. One of the Big Apple's lesser-known attractions, the nearby Spyscape Museum on Eighth Avenue lets you learn about spy gadgets and espionage in general. Its immersive experience allows you to test your spy skills and be graded on how good of a secret agent you would make.
Can I bring my children here?
Although it's best to check the specific musical or play's website for recommendations about its suitability for kids, please note that children under the age of 4 are not permitted to attend Brooks Atkinson Theatre events.
Is the Brooks Atkinson Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Patrons in wheelchairs, along with up to three companions, will find accessible seating at the rear of the orchestra section. The theater doesn't have an elevator, but climbing stairs isn't necessary to reach the orchestra level, which is also where the venue's wheelchair-accessible restroom can be found.Back to Top