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Brooks Atkinson Theatre Tours

Brooks Atkinson Theatre
Built in 1926 and originally named the Mansfield Theatre, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre was renamed for the prominent New York Times theater critic in 1960. The theater has hosted a long list of distinguished dramas and comedies, and the likes of Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss, and Gene Hackman have graced its stage.

The Basics

With a 1,069-person capacity, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre has a more intimate ambiance than many bigger Broadway theaters. It is popular with theatergoers for its calendar of hit shows, so be sure to book your tickets in advance. Redecorated in 2000, the theater once again houses its original chandelier, which had been removed more than 40 years earlier. The Brooks Atkinson is a NYC Designated Manhattan Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is a must-visit for lovers of the theatrical arts.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in the orchestra section of the theater.
  • The theater has one full-service bar, located in the mezzanine lobby.
  • Outside food and drink is prohibited.

How to Get There

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre is easy to reach from anywhere in the city. Subway riders can take the C or E train to 50th Street, a 3-minute walk away.

When to Get There

Performances typically take place Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with additional matinees on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The box office is open Monday to Saturday from midmorning to evening and on Sunday from midday to early evening.

Historic Theaters

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is just one of many historic theaters located in the area. Others include the Minskoff, Eugene O’Neill, and Samuel J. Friedman. Even if you don’t have the time or money to see multiple performances, you can still get a look at several historic Broadway theaters by joining a Theater District walking tour.
Address: 256 W 47th St, New York City, New York NY 10036, USA
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Should I book Brooks Atkinson Theatre tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Brooks Atkinson Theatre can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Brooks Atkinson Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Brooks Atkinson Theatre costs USD 69.69. Guided Brooks Atkinson Theatre tours start around USD 69.69 per person. See all 1 Brooks Atkinson Theatre tickets and tours on Viator.
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