Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Address:
205 West 46th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 
1519

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre opened on Jan. 10, 1910, and was originally named the Globe Theatre. The venue was named after the famous Shakespeare theatre in London.

The first production at the venue was the musical The Old Town, which opened in 1919. The space became a cinema operated by the Brandt chain from the 1930s until 1957 when it was purchased by City Playhouses Inc. It was re-opened on May 5, 1958, and re-named in honour of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, who starred in the first production of the new ownership - Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit

Producers Cy Feuer and Ernest H. Martin bought the theatre in 1960, and then sold it to developer Stanley Stahl in 1965. The Nederlander Organization currently co-owns the venue with the Stahl estate.

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Seating Plan
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Seating Plan
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre Map and Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
49th Street station
Subway lines: 
N, R & W trains