New Amsterdam Theater

214 W 42nd St, New York City

4.5
The New Amsterdam Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 214 West 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in the Theater District of Manhattan, New York City, off of Times Square. It was built in 1902–1903 and was designed by the architecture firm of Henry Hertz and Hugh Tallant; the Roof Garden, where more risqué productions were presented, and which no longer exists, was added in 1904, designed by the same firm. The remainder of the building was utilized for offices. From 1913 to 1927, the theatre was the home of the Ziegfeld Follies, whose producer, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr., maintained an office in the building, and operated a nightclub on the roof. George White's Scandals and Eva LeGallienne's Civic Repertory Theatre were subsequent tenants. It was used as a movie theatre beginning in 1937, closed in 1985, and was leased by The Walt Disney Company and renovated by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer in 1995–97 to be the flagship for Disney Theatrical Productions presentations on Broadway. Both the Beaux-Arts exterior and the Art Nouveau interior of the building are New York City landmarks, having been designated in 1979. In addition, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Along with the Hudson and Lyceum Theatres, also built in 1903, the New Amsterdam is one of the oldest surviving Broadway venues.
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Open Hours:

  • Sun

    09:00 - 22:00

  • Mon

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Tue

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Wed

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Thu

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Fri

    09:00 - 20:00

  • Sat

    09:00 - 20:00

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Reviews

  • A Google User

    4
    - 31 August 2018 -

    Saw Aladdin here. Theatre is real nice with great views from every section. Ticket pick up from will call was easy, there is a separate window. They sell souvenirs and gifts in the lobby of the show. This is only the second Broadway theatre I have been too, so I don't have much to compare it too

  • A Google User

    5
    - 30 August 2018 -

    Alladin ❤️ my first experience going to a Broadway show. I loved it. yes, prices are just too high, but if you buy in advance you can find sits for less than $100 for the balcony. Place looks fancy inside as I expected but there's no need to be extremely formal with the dress code. Just enjoy your show and avoid buying drinks at the bar 😜

  • A Google User

    5
    - 05 August 2018 -

    LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! I saw Aladdin just this week and it was beautiful!!!! The show was very good and the Genie was hilarious and the best part of the show. I was sitting with my friend in Orchestra Left Row K seats 24 & 25 and the view of some the show was slightly cut off so I didn't some of the background stuff or if a character was in that area. That's the only I would say I didn't like, so if you wanna see the whole stage in its entirety then get middle seats or Mezzanine seats (or else you'll have partial view, even said so on 1 of the tickets) But still a wonderful theater with cushiony seats so you're back or derriere won't hurt 😊 highly recommended!

  • A Google User

    5
    - 31 July 2018 -

    My family and I spent an amazing Saturday evening watching Aladdin here back in March. We had a good view (from 4th row of Mezzanine section, tickets were reasonably priced) the staff was courteous and we were surrounded by such a lively and great audience, (which only made the atmosphere more joyous!) The musical itself was beautiful. The singing, acting, effects, the Genie, brought smiles to all of us throughout the show. Great experience! Downside the seats are somewhat uncomfortable.

  • NICHOLAS MIELE

    4
    - 29 July 2018 -

    Really no bad seats. It's cozy and I enjoyed the show. Not much else to say except that the staff handled the packed theater with aplomb...cleanly and with order.

  • A Google User

    5
    - 27 July 2018 -

    We came in here on a Saturday afternoon for the 2 PM show and as expected the place was packed. We had a smooth check in and had a great view from our seats on Mezzanine. And the show, Aladdin was just magical! The setup, wardrobe and performance - everything was spot on. Each of the actors did an amazing job especially Genie. Really worth a visit!

  • Stacey Elder

    4
    - 16 July 2018 -

    I really enjoyed Aladdin, actually a little more than I enjoyed Hamilton. Also the space within the seats was also a lot better. Really great with the effects and the magic of the Genie as well. I appreciated all the pop culture references as well. Overall just a really great time, I would definitely go again.

  • Atit Raval

    3
    - 25 June 2018 -

    This review is only about the theatre....Aladdin was amazing and couldn't recommend it enough. Theatre was clean and felt very cozy, had good sound system and view was unobstructed. Having said this, seats are very cramped. If you are close to 6ft or over, you are going to be miserable for the time you are seated thankfully the show made me forget this. But you can see that they have tried to maximize their profits by jamming many seats as possible.

  • Stephanie Pace

    4
    - 15 May 2018 -

    A really beautiful theatre. I saw Aladdin here and loved it. I was located on the top section, but I still had a good view. The price is a bit high for me and the ticket office employees could be a little bit more hospitable.

  • Morgan Douglas

    5
    - 03 May 2018 -

    I came here with my father to see Aladdin on Broadway here on July 22, 2015. The performance was spectacular. I also got to have my picture taken while rubbing the magic lamp that was at the entrance to the venue. My favorite characters from the show were Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie. Would definitely come back to this theater to see another show if given the chance to do so.

New Amsterdam Theater tours

Disney's Aladdin on Broadway

Book your tickets to the new, Tony Award winning Broadway rendition of Disney’s classic animated film ‘Aladdin’! See the beloved cast of characters come to life in a musical at New York City’s New Amsterdam Theater. A splashy set turns the stage into Agrabah, a city inhabited by royalty,...

Disney on Broadway Behind-the-Scenes Walking Tour

Discover the magic of Broadway productions like 'The Lion King' and 'Aladdin' with a behind-the-scenes tour of Disney’s landmark New Amsterdam Theatre, provided by an established independent NYC tour operator. Led by the in-house historian, this hands-on tour gives you an exclusive look at...

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