SeatPlan Logo

Eugene O'Neill Theatre New York

About the Eugene O'Neill Theatre

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre opened in 1925 as the Forrest Theatre, part of the Shubert Organization’s portfolio of Broadway venues. After a change of ownership, it was renamed for playwright Eugene O’Neill in 1959. Despite a rocky start from the critics, it is now well-loved as a home for mid-size musicals and plays.

Frequent Shubert collaborator Herbert J. Krapp is the architect behind the theater's Georgian design. Although not as elaborate as larger Broadway venues such as the Gershwin or Majestic Theatre, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre has a bright and elegant interior, with subtle patterns and flourishes around the stage and Boxes. Its medium size makes it versatile for a range of productions.

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre found its stride when Arthur Miller’s All My Sons played in 1947 to great acclaim. Almost a decade later A View from the Bridge (1955) would similarly find a home at the venue. Other memorable productions include The Children’s Hour (1952), M. Butterfly (1988) and a new production of Grease! (1991). Since 2000, smash-hit musicals including The Full Monty (2000) and The Book of Mormon (2011-present) have been staged at the theater.

Know Before You Go
• Bars are on both levels and drinks can be taken into the auditorium
• Programs and merchandise are sold on both levels
• There is no coat check, but large bags may be accepted ($3 per item)

Map and Address

230 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

The Eugene O’Neill Theatre is located at 230 West 49th Street, a short walk from Times Square and close to the Longacre Theatre. The central address means that visitors are ideally placed to sightsee or book a hotel near the theater, which is well-served by buses and the subway network. Getting to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre is simple thanks to a variety of public transport options. Driving is also easy, with many parking garages close by.
Your basket is empty.