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Minskoff Theatre New York

About the Minskoff Theatre

The Minskoff Theatre at One Astor Plaza first opened in 1973 and was named after one of the USA’s largest real estate families, Sam Minskoff and Sons. It is one of the biggest Broadway theaters and hosted the Tony Awards on four occasions and Miss Universe in 1981. Since 2006, it has been home to the hugely successful The Lion King.

The interior of the theater was originally designed by architecture firm Kahn and Jacobs in a very modern, simple style characterized by gold and white colors. Prior to The Lion King taking up residence, hundreds of craftspeople and artists refurbished the venue over a six-month period. Patrons visiting the Minskoff Theatre these days can enjoy spectacular views across Broadway and Times Square from the lobby windows, surrounded by gold-leaf tableaus on the walls and terrazzo flooring in the walkway.

Before The Lion King became a long-standing fixture, the Minskoff Theatre’s expansive stage and auditorium was the perfect space for large-scale musicals including Sunset Boulevard (1994), West Side Story (1980) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1993).

The Minskoff is one of a handful of Broadway theaters to host the Tonys; others include the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and Winter Garden Theatre.

Know Before You Go
• Elevators and escalators available from main lobby level
• Coat check is available in the winter months; large bags and luggage not accepted
• Bars are on all levels but drinks can be expensive
• Complimentary booster seats available on request

Map and Address

200 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

The Minskoff Theatre sits on the third floor of One Astor Plaza, a 54-story office building which is home to MTV Studios, the Playstation Theater and retail outlets. The theater’s entrance is between 45th Street and 7th Avenue, through a tunnel connecting 44th and 45th Streets. The Minskoff Theatre is easily accessible by a range of public transport services thanks to its central location. Taxis are also an option for immediate drop-off near the theater.
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