Al Hirschfeld Theatre History
Restored and renamed in 2003 to honor the Broadway caricaturist, this theater is the only Broadway venue in the Times Square area located west of Eighth Avenue. It was first opened in 1924 and was designed to be the most lavish and elegant theatre of its time.
Past productions include Orson Welles in Romeo & Juliet, Geraldine Page and Paul Newman in Sweet Bird of Youth, and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. More recently, it has been home to Best Musical nominee Curtains and Best Musical Revival winner Hair.
Box Office Hours
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Sunday: Noon to 6:00 PM.*
*Until curtain when there is an evening performance.
A/C/E to 42nd Street Port Authority
1/2/3/7/N/Q/R to 42nd Street Times Square
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. The Mezzanine is located up a flight of stairs (20 steps). There is a wheelchair accessible restroom located on the lobby level. There is a men’s restroom located on the Mezzanine level. A ladies’ restroom is located on the lower lounge (down 18 steps). An assisted listening system is available.