American Airlines Theatre

American Airlines Theatre - Roundabout Theatre Company

Address:
227 West 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 
740

Designed by George Keister as an Italian Renaissance-style theatre, the venue opened in 1918 under the name of the Selwyn Theatre. Over the course of its history, the building has been used as a theatre, a cinema and even a visitor's centre until it fell into a derelict state of disrepair. The Roundabout Theatre Company vowed to renovate the theatre in 1997 and re-opened it as the American Airlines Theatre on 30th June 2000, after American Airlines agreed to donate $8.5 million to help cover the costs of the renovation.

Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
Times Square - 42nd Street station
Subway lines: 
1, 2, 3 & 5