The Richard Rodgers Theater saw its opening show premiere on Christmas Eve in 1924, and it has a lengthy history of hosting hit Broadway musicals and plays. Located on West 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue, it was long known as the 46th Street Theater but was renamed to honor composer Richard Rodgers in 1990. The list of successful shows that have played here, including hits like Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, is extensive, and it includes Tony Award winners such as Guys and Dolls, Chicago, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Fences and In the Heights. Oh, and it's the theater that smash hit Hamilton has called home since the musical's Broadway premiere in 2015. Your source for Richard Rodgers Theater tickets is at StubHub.
What is the Richard Rodgers Theater's seating capacity?
The theater has 1,319 seats.
Is the Richard Rodgers Theater accessible by public transportation?
The nearest subway stop to the theater is the 49th Street station which is served by the N, W, R and Q trains. You can also take the A, C, E, 1 and 2 trains and get off at the 50th Street station. The bus stop at 8th Avenue and 46th Street is serviced by the M20 and M104 bus lines.
Is there on-site parking?
The Richard Rodgers Theater doesn't offer on-site parking. Metered street parking, enforced every day except for Sunday, is available, and there are numerous garages offering valet parking in the venue's vicinity.
What are the food and drink options?
The theater's three bars offer snacks and alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Venture outside the theater, however, and you'll find an enormous variety of pubs and eateries. Some like the Ô21' Club have menus specifically oriented towards pre-theater dining, and Restaurant Row is just one block away. Try Bond 45 or Becco for Italian food, Dos Caminos for Mexican fare, Blue Fin for seafood and sushi, The Rum House for cocktails and Theater District favorite Joe Allen for burgers.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
The theater is located just half a block from Time Square's attractions and people watching. You can catch a show at Radio City Music Hall only half a mile away - from November through early January, the world-famous Rockettes perform in their Christmas Spectacular. Presenting the latest Hollywood releases, Regal Cinemas is four blocks from the Richard Rodgers theater.
Is the Richard Rodgers Theater a wheelchair-friendly facility?
Seating for those in wheelchairs and up to three companions is available in the Orchestra section. There is a wheelchair-accessible bathroom in the theater's main lobby.Back to Top
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