Below is a list of the top and leading Theatres in New York. To help you find the best Theatres located near you in New York, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
New York’s Best Theatres:
The top rated Theatres in New York are:
- Shubert Theatre
- Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
- Gershwin Theatre
- Richard Rodgers Theatre
- Minskoff Theatre
Shubert Theatre had its genesis in the New Theatre, an “art” playhouse located on Central Park West that was devoted to serious repertory drama. Although the project was a critical and commercial flop, the New Theatre Group, which included Lee Shubert, leased a plot of land between 44th and 45th street to construct a new venue. The plan was abandoned, but Lee Shubert and Winthrop Ames, a former New Theatre partner, acquired a lease for the site, and built two adjoining playhouses there. Lee and J.J. operated the larger of the two auditoriums, which they named the Sam S. Shubert Memorial Theatre to commemorate their brother, who had died in May 1905. Ames managed the smaller Booth Theatre.
Infrared assistive listening devices, Hand-held audio description devices, Hand-held captioning devices, Orchestra Location, Mezzanine Location, Balcony Location, Handrails, Pay Phone, Restroom, Water Fountain
“If you have the chance to see To Kill a Mockingbird, please go! Jeff Daniels obviously delivers a monumental performance with a very talented cast to accompany him. The Shubert theatre does not disappoint as well, classic, great detail, truly amazing architecture.” -Nicholas Bauer
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (simply known as Lincoln Center) is a 16.3-acre (6.6-hectare) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. It hosts many notable performing arts organizations, which are nationally and internationally renowned, including the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera.
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Film Society of Lincoln Center (sponsor of the New York Film Festival), Jazz at Lincoln Center, Juilliard School, Lincoln Center for the, Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Theater, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, School of American Ballet
“This place is super peaceful, beautiful and amazing. You can stop by and sit on the bench, spending time. The building looks so geometric, which is really remarkable!! At night, it looks more beautiful. So classic but modern. I want to visit this place and watch a show everyday.” -Jimin Park
Gershwin Theatre – Home of the Broadway smash-hit musical Wicked, the Gershwin Theatre was named in honor of one of America’s greatest composers, George Gershwin, and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin. The theatre’s rotunda was designed to showcase the names and photographs of Broadway’s own Theater Hall of Fame.
The Gershwin opened in 1972 with 1,900 seats, and is one of the Nederlander Organization‘s nine Broadway theatres.
The American Theatre Hall of Fame, one of the largest Broadway stages, Large orchestra with stadium seating, and mezzanine
“This beautiful theater is not only the place where my niece saw her first Broadway play (Wicked), it houses the Broadway Hall of Fame! We saw an amazing production and then got to see pictures and names of the talented people that have put on Broadway shows for years. It was wonderful.” -Readings & More by Jennafer
Richard Rodgers Theatre
Richard Rodgers Theatre opened in 1924 and, originally called the 46th Street Theatre, it was renamed in 1990 to honor the legendary composer Richard Rodgers, whose shows defined Broadway for more than three decades. This theatre has been a house of hits, hosting a long line of famed musicals including Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Nine, Chicago, and Movin’ Out.
The theatre was refurbished in 2006 and houses The Richard Rodgers Gallery featuring historic memorabilia from its namesake’s storied career.
Since 2015, the Tony Winner for Best Musical and international smash hit Hamilton has called the Richard Rodgers Theatre home.
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Address: 226 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 221 1211
“Beautiful, majestic theater! Our seats were all the way on the left side of the mezzanine, but still great seats. The stage is huge, and it was fun to see how the actors used every part of it throughout the entire show. It doesn’t seem like there’s a bad seat in the theater. Everything worked together for an excellent experience!” -Jason Winkler
Minskoff Theatre – Opened in 1973, the theatre was named for Sam Minskoff and Sons, one of New York’s distinguished real estate families.
More than 200 craftsmen and artisans worked nearly six months to extensively refurbish the Minskoff Theatre to welcome Disney’s The Lion King. Architectural designer Mariuca Brancoveanu has created a dramatic new environment that starts with the terrazzo walkway through the promenade into the theatre. The main lobby area features hand-painted, gold-leaf sculpted tableaus that adorn the theatre’s expansive interior walls and showcase its panoramic views of Broadway.
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“I loved this place! I went with Family to see The Lion King on Broadway. The beauty of this theater and the friendly, helpful, accommodating staff was a great compliment to the great show inside. There were so many photo ops! From the posters of past shows to the glorious staircase leading up to the theater. I spent way too much on souvenirs and I don’t regret a single penny! Loved my time here. I will be back.” -Lenora Brown
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