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Address

222 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Booth Theatre

Public Transportation

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By Subway:

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St/Times Square

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By Bus:

Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Accessibility:

Box Office

Box Office

Ticket Lobby. Counter 43". Accessible pass-through with writing shelf at 32". Assistance available.

Parking

Parking

Lot: North side of streetbetween Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St.Garage: East of Shubert Alley on south side of 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps

Curb Ramps

(2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner of 45th St. & Broadway.

Directions Bus

Directions Bus

Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

Restroom

Restroom

Unisex: House left at orchestra rear crossover aisle. ADA compliant. Door 32". Stall 62"x139". Commode 18". Grab bars.

Directions Subway

Directions Subway

1, 2, 3, 7, S, A, C, E, N, R, Q, W to 42nd St/Times Square

Seating

Seating

Orchestra on ground level. Mezzanine and lower lounge reached only by stairs. seats 781.

Elevator\Escalator

Elevator\Escalator

There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Telephone

Telephone

Ticket lobby. Coin slot 54". Cord length 30". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet.

Entrance

Entrance

Double doors in series:1st set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors from Shubert Alley to Ticket Lobby with push-button control; 2nd set (each 29", attended by ushers) to inner lobby; 3rd set (one at 31.5", two at 28.5", attended by ushers) into Orchestra.

Folding Armrests

Folding Armrests

Eight row-end seats with folding armrests, ask for mobility seats when booking.

Water Fountain

Water Fountain

Inner lobby. Spout 36".

Assisted Listening System

Assisted Listening System

Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair Info

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Five ADA compliant viewing locations with companion seating. Transfer optional. ADA seats priced at regular orchestra and also at lowest price in the theatre.

Theater Description:

Architect Henry B. Herts designed the Booth and its companion Shubert Theatre as a back-to-back pair sharing a Venetian Renaissance-style façade. Named in honor of famed 19th-century American actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth, the theater's 783-seat auditorium was intended to provide an intimate setting for dramatic and comedy plays. It opened on October 16, 1913, with Arnold Bennett's play The Great Adventure.

The venue was the second New York City theatre to bear this name. The first was built by the architectural partnership Renwick & Sands between 1867-69 on the corner of 23rd Street and 6th Avenue.

The Booth Theatre appeared in The West Wing episode Posse Comitatus. It hosted a fictitous charity performance of War of the Roses which an equally fictitious President Bartlet attended during the assassination of the Qumari Defence Minister Abdul ibn Shareef.

The theatre was recently home to the critically acclaimed Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next to Normal, originally starring Tony Award winner Alice Ripley and Tony nominees J. Robert Spencer and Jennifer Damiano. The production then starred Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Ripley and Spencer's original respective roles. The production closed on January 16, 2011.

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