The Gershwin Theatre, named after the Gershwin brothers, George and Ira, who were a composer and a lyricist, respectfully, is a Broadway venue that is full of history. Located at 222 W 51st Street in Manhattan, the theater has been open since November 28, 1972. Since then, the Gershwin Theatre has played host to a variety of performances, including shows such as Wicked, The King and I, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma. It is one of nine Broadway theaters owned by The Nederlander Organization. The theatre lobby holds the American Theatre Hall of Fame, which displays information about its inductees, many of whom are some of the most influential people in the country's theatre. The best Gershwin Theatre tickets are available at StubHub.
What is the Gershwin Theatre's seating capacity?
With a seating capacity of 1,933, it is one of Broadway's largest theaters.
Is the venue accessible by public transportation?
The Gershwin Theatre can be accessed via the train. Take the subway Blue Line C, E train to 50th Street.
Is there food and drink available to purchase?
Yes, since outside food and drinks are not allowed, you can buy soda, water, alcoholic beverages, candy and ice cream prior to curtain and during intermission.
What should I wear to a performance?
For all Gershwin Theatre events, there is no set dress code. Attire should be comfortable but appropriate and formal enough for the occasion. Wearing a light layer, such as a sweater, is recommended. Please note that the venue is air-conditioned during warm months.
Are there additional entertainment options nearby?
Being in the heart of New York City, there are numerous options nearby that you can also enjoy when you attend Gershwin Theatre events. Times Square, bus tours, and shopping and dining options, such as M&M World and Tony's Di Napoli, are a hit with tourists. Locals prefer the adjacent area of Hell's Kitchen, which offers plenty of bars, eateries and sights to spend your time before or after the show.
Is the Gershwin Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Gershwin Theatre has seating designated for wheelchairs accessible by elevator in the Mezzanine and in the last row of orchestra seating. Hearing assistance is also available for those upon request.
Are children allowed in the theatre?
Children under 5 are not allowed in the theater. It is up to your discretion to determine whether or not a show is appropriate for your child. Look at the show's website or contact the Gershwin Theatre box office for answers.Back to Top
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