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Lyceum Theatre New York

About the Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre at 149 West 45th Street is the longest continually-operating theater on Broadway, having first opened in 1903 as the New Lyceum Theatre. It was built by producer and manager David Frohman, and is known for housing plays and revivals.

Patrons visiting the Lyceum Theatre are welcomed by a Beaux Arts-inspired design by architects Herts & Tallant, including six Corinthian columns above the doors. Inside, the auditorium feels cozy thanks to its red and purple accents and dark wood paneling. Another curiosity sits in the apartment above: the Shubert Archive (an extensive collection of the prolific theater mogul brothers’ papers), opened in 1978.

The Lyceum Theatre has seen stars including Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard and Bette Davis tread the boards. Its intimate auditorium made it the perfect choice for dramas including A Taste of Honey (1960) and the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning I Am My Own Wife (2003). In the last decade, the theater has earned acclaim with The Scottsboro Boys (2010), Nance (2013) and Ivo van Hove’s Tony Award-winning revival of A View from the Bridge, starring Mark Strong (2015).

Know Before You Go
• Children under four are not permitted into performances
• Restrooms in the theater are on the small side
• Stairs up to the higher levels are quite steep

Map and Address

149 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

The Lyceum Theatre is located at 149 West 45th Street, within easy walking distance of many other Broadway theaters including the Lyric Theatre and the Richard Rodgers Theatre. With tourist hotspots including Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza a few blocks away, the area is easy to navigate using public transport. Getting to Lyceum Theatre by car is also easy thanks to the numerous parking garages in the area.
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