The Globe Theatre, later to become the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, opened in January of 1910. Located on West 46th Street practically where it meets Broadway, the Beaux-Arts Theater enjoyed great success showcasing musicals and comedies before being turned into a movie house during the Great Depression. Renamed in 1958 as the Lunt-Fontanne and once again a legitimate theatre, it hosted the world premiere of the smash-hit The Sound of Music in 1959. A long line of hit musicals and plays followed over the years, including Hamlet, Hello, Dolly!, Private Lives, Titanic, and Disney theatricals Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Of late, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre events have included a limited-engagement series of concerts by Broadway veteran Kristin Chenoweth and jukebox musicals Motown: The Musical and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. Get your Lunt-Fontanne Theatre tickets today at StubHub.
What is the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre's seating capacity?
The theatre can seat 1,505 people.
Can I use public transportation options to get to the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre?
The M104 and M20 bus lines run along Eighth Avenue just a half block from the theatre. To use the subway, take an N, Q, R or W train and get off at the 49th Street Station. Alternatively, you can take the A, C or E trains and use the 50th Street Station stop or the Times Square 42nd Street Station stop if you are using the 1, 2 or 3 trains.
Is there on-site parking for Lunt Fontanne Theatre events?
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre does not have its own parking, but through a partnership with ParkWhiz, it's simple to find and reserve a parking spot in advance at one of the numerous nearby parking garages. Although limited, you may be able to find metered street parking, which is enforced every day except Sundays.
Is the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Designated Lunt-Fontanne Theatre seating for patrons in wheelchairs is available on the Orchestra level. No steps or stairs are required in order to access these areas. Wheelchair escorts will gladly meet theatre guests in the lobby.
Can you tell me about Lunt Fontanne Theatre food and drink offerings?
Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, as well as a variety of snacks, are served in the theatre's three bars. A stone's throw away are a plethora of eateries, including famed spots Orso, James Allen and Bar Centrale on Restaurant Row.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
Head down to 42nd Street to catch a flick at the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 or to West 44th Street for some live music at Birdland Jazz Club. A restful green oasis with an adjacent branch of the New York Public Library, Bryant Park is less than a half-mile from the theater.Back to Top
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