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Booth Theatre
Booth Theatre

Booth Theatre

222 W 45th St, New York City, New York, NY 10036

The Basics

Named for 19th-century actor Edwin Booth, the theater is nestled into the pedestrian-only Shubert Alley. The best way to experience the Booth is to see a show. Since the celebrated theater is smaller than most Broadway stages—with fewer than 800 seats—shows sell out quickly, so purchase tickets in advance. Alternatively, stop by on a private Theater District walking tour to see the sights and hear about the legends of old Broadway.

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Private Theatre District Tour
Private Theatre District Tour
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$85.00 per adult
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It was amazing and Lucas was so knowledgeable about all the Broadway theatres
Everything was memorable. We will recommend this tour to everyone especially to all of our theatre friends that come to New York. I found out all about theatres that I never knew and even my theatre loving kid learned some things too
Jennifer_T, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in New York City

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Max_L, May 2022
Private Theatre District Tour
The tour is good and the guide is very good. We are from argentina And that complicated us a little.
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Best Experience Ever
Bptkids, Dec 2021
Private Theatre District Tour
Patrick was wonderful! So much knowledge of Broadway. We learned so much that one would never learn unless on a private trip like this. Well worth the money spent. Thank you Patrick!
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Great experience!
Chris_P, Mar 2021
Private Theatre District Tour
Patrick has an excellent storytelling persona and interjected some great stories with information about the theaters. He went above and beyond!!
star-5
Theater district tour worth every penny!
Patricia_T, Nov 2019
Private Theatre District Tour
Our tour guide, Patrick, was a wealth of knowledge, anecdotes, historical background, all interspersed with his obvious love of theater. We learned so much in such a short period of time...and enjoyed every minute.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Theater lovers shouldn't miss a show at the Booth, which offers more intimate performances than larger Broadway stages.

  • Architecture fans appreciate the theater's exterior, one of the last standing examples of sgraffito adornment in New York.

  • Broadway theaters generally prohibit bringing in outside food, but you can buy snacks at the orchestra or basement-level concession.

  • No recording is allowed during performances.

  • The theater has wheelchair seating in the orchestra section.

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How to Get There

Though a neighborhood walking tour is the most convenient way to find the Booth, independent travelers typically opt to take the subway. Take the N, R, or W train to the 49th Street station, or the A, C, or E train to the 42 Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal stop.

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When to Get There

As with many Broadway theaters, the Booth is dark on Mondays, and offers both matinee and evening performances on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you plan to see a new show at the Booth, expect more crowds around Tony season—June and July—and over the holidays, between mid-November and the new year. For fewer crowds, buy tickets in advance to a midweek show.

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Save Money by Sightseeing Around Broadway

Because theater tickets can be pricey, travelers on a budget shouldn't miss the several no-cost attractions within blocks of the Booth Theatre. Walk for around 10 minutes and you’ll find bustling Times Square, lush Bryant Park, and the must-see main branch of the New York Public Library, on 42nd Street. Check out the library's elegant Rose Reading Room, known for its colorful ceiling murals.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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