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About Richard Rodgers Theatre

Richard Rodgers Theatre

The Richard Rodgers Theatre is a Broadway theatre in New York City, located in Midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square. The theater first opened in 1925, when it was known as Chanin’s 46th Street Theatre after the architect who built it, Irwin Chanin. In 1990, the venue was renamed in honor of composer Richard Rodgers. Throughout its history, the theater has been home to nearly a dozen Tony-winning plays and musicals, including the famous Hamilton. For performances, the Richard Rodgers Theatre has a capacity of 1,319 people. 

Where are the Best Places to Sit at Richard Rodgers Theatre

There are three levels of seating at the Richard Rodgers Theatre: the orchestra floor, the front mezzanine, and the rear mezzanine. The first few rows of the orchestra, especially the center section, offer the best views of the stage and an unforgettable experience, although some of the rows are lower than the stage. Rows L through R in the orchestra section offer the ideal combination of sightlines and proximity to the stage. The first few rows of the front mezzanine also offer a great view of the stage, albeit from a slight distance.

Tips for Visiting Richard Rodgers Theatre

For any Broadway show, it’s always important to arrive early to avoid the chance of being late. If you arrive late at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, you may have to wait until the show has already begun to be escorted to your seat. Keep in mind that all bags are checked on the way into the venue, so it will take a little time to get from the front door to your seat, so plan accordingly. 

Food to Try at Richard Rodgers Theatre

The Richard Rodgers Theatre has two bars and an assortment of snack foods. However, visitors hoping to eat a full meal should plan on doing so either before or after the performance. Fortunately, there is no shortage of great restaurants within walking distance of the theater. Within a short walk of the venue are Pergola Des Artistes, a French bistro, and Bond 45 NY, an Italian restaurant. There are also a few more casual places nearby, including The Theater Buffet, Friedman’s At the Edison, and a pizza counter called Patzeria Perfect Pizza.




Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Richard Rodgers Theatre located?

Richard Rodgers Theatre is located in Midtown Manhattan, just a few blocks from Times Square.

What kind of events does Richard Rodgers Theatre host?

At Richard Rodgers Theatre, Broadway performances are what you’ll find.

Where can I park for free at Richard Rodgers Theatre?

There is no official parking available for Richard Rodgers Theatre events. But, There are plenty of parking garages surrounding Richard Rodgers Theatre.

What is the seating capacity of Richard Rodgers Theatre?

Richard Rodgers Theatre events can accommodate up to 1,319 cheering fans. 

Who owns Richard Rodgers Theatre?

Richard Rodgers Theatre is owned by the Nederlander Organization.

How do I get to Richard Rodgers Theatre using public transport?

Fans wishing to reach Richard Rodgers Theatre events on public transport are in luck. Richard Rodgers Theatre’s central location makes it easily accessible on the Subway, Bus, and by Taxi. 

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