Theatre Row

Theatre Row

Address:
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Capacity: 
Acorn (199), Beckett (99), Clurman (99), Kirk (99), Lion (88) and Studio (55)

Theatre Row is actually the name of the section of Manhattan on 42nd Street between 9th and 11th avenues, named because of the plethora of off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway Theatres that line the street. The area had increasingly become more of a red light district by the 1970s until a campaign was launched to re-establish it as a live theatre destination. Many of the small theatres were reclaimed in this period and used widely for non-commercial and experimental projects. The Theatre Row Building itself houses six small theatres. The Acorn Theatre, located on the third floor, is the largest with a capacity of 199 seats, whilst the Beckett Theatre (named after acclaimed playwright Samuel Beckett), Clurman Theatre (named after Henry Clurman) and Kirk Theatre (named after Manhattan Plaza developer Rodney Kirk) each have a capacity of 99 seats. The complex also contains two smaller venues - the Lion Theatre (named after former residents The Lion Theatre Company), which holds 88 seats, and the Studio Theatre with a 55 seat capacity for off-off-Broadway presentations. Theatre Row is home to a small variety of off-Broadway production companies including The Keen Company, TACT (The Actors Company Theatre) and The Mint Theater Company.

 

Theatre Row Map and Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station
Subway lines: 
A, C & E trains