Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
The world's most famous arena also holds an impressive, 5500-seat theater. Madison Square Garden opened its doors to the public in 1968. The theater was originally named the Felt Forum after then-president Irving Michell Felt. However, under the management of Paramount Communications in the early '90s, the theater was rechristened the Paramount Theater owing to the fact that the original Paramount Theatre in Times Square had recently shuttered and been transformed into an office tower. By the mid '90s, after Viacom's acquisition of Paramount, the venue was once again renamed to The Theater at Madison Square Garden. From 2007 to 2009, under the sponsorship of Washington Mutual, the theater was known as the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden. After the collapse of Washington Mutual in 2009, it reverted back to the name of The Theater at Madison Square Garden until a new sponsorship deal was signed with Hulu in 2018. A highlight of the New York theatrical calendar - a Holiday-themed musical - plays MSG each year.