The Shuberts built the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (formerly the Plymouth) along with the contiguous Broadhurst in 1917. The playhouse was initially leased to producer Arthur M. Hopkins who achieved much success in booking it. It was renamed the Gerald Schoenfeld in 2005 to honor the late chairman of the Shubert Organization.
The Schoenfeld was the architect Herbert Krapp’s first independent commission. The interior design motifs, including the Adamsesque detailing, subtly reflect those of the somewhat more ornate Booth and Shubert.
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, we are unable to provide assistance.
Accessibility by Seating Section
Orchestra Location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.
Mezzanine Location: Located on 2nd level, up 1 flight of stairs (31 steps). Please Note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps down per row. Entrance to Mezzanine is behind row K.
Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine.
Located in lobby. Accessible at 54".
A wheelchair accessible restroom (unisex) is located on the main level.
Located in restrooms.
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
236 West 45th Street
Between Broadway and 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
|Seating Capacity||1079 Total|
|Aisle Transfer Arm||11|
|Proscenium Opening:||40' 0"|
|Height of Proscenium:||38' 0"|
|Depth to proscenium:||26' 9"|
|Depth to front of stage:||28' 3"|