The John Golden Theatre opened as the Theatre Masque in 1927. Located on West 45th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, the theater came to have its current name in 1937 when famed Broadway producer John Golden assumed management of the venue. Intended by its builders to house intimate plays, the theater has hosted hit dramas like Waiting for Godot, The Normal Heart and Master Class and has seen its fair share of Pulitzer-Prize winners such as The Gin Game, Glengarry Glen Ross and Crimes of the Heart. Musicals have also enjoyed great success here. Falsettos ran for 486 performances, and Best Musical winner Avenue Q ran for an astounding 2,534. However, shows with smaller casts such as Hillary and Clinton continue to be the venue's mainstay. Tickets to top John Golden Theatre events are available at StubHub.
What is the John Golden Theatre's seating capacity?
The theater can seat 802 patrons.
Can I use public transportation options to get to the John Golden Theatre?
A stop for the M104 and M20 bus lines just one block from the theater makes this a convenient public transportation option. Subway stops at Times Square and 42nd Street and at 49th Street make it easy to use the 1, 2 and 3 trains or the N, R, W and Q trains, respectively, to reach the John Golden Theatre.
Is there on-site parking at John Golden Theatre events?
As on-site parking is not available at the venue, those traveling by car can seek out nearby metered street parking or choose one of the many parking facilities located in the immediate area.
Is the theater a wheelchair-friendly facility?
No steps are required to access any part of the Orchestra level, which is where designated John Golden Theatre seating for patrons in wheelchairs is available. A pay phone in the lower lounge is also wheelchair accessible.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
The theater has an in-house bar, but if you'd like to grab a bite before or after a show, there are numerous options ranging from casual to upscale within a few blocks. Enjoy ribs and wings at Dallas BBQ Times Square, a porterhouse at Wolgang's Steakhouse or Southern Italian fare at Carmine's. A must for a true Broadway fan is Sardi's, just around the block on West 44th Street. Have a post-show nightcap while enjoying stunning views at the nearby Bar 54 at the Hyatt Times Square.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Walk two blocks, and you can be right in the middle of the action in Times Square. See the lifelike wax replicas at Madame Tussauds, which is only three blocks from the theater. There's bound to be some blockbusters playing at the nearby AMC Empire 25 or Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13.Back to Top
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