The best Broadway theaters allow audiences to immerse themselves in a great stage production. Whether you're talking about a grand hall that serves as home to a big, lavish musical or a more intimate space that showcases quieter dramatic plays and small comedies, there's no better way to see a show than in the audience at one of these famous theaters in New York City.
The Lion King, the most successful show in Broadway history, has gone up at the Minskoff Theatre without interruption since 2006, setting record after record in the glorious old building that may be unassuming from the outside but opens up into a beautiful, classical look on the inside. While not every Broadway theater can have a show as successful as that, the stages at the August Wilson Theatre and the George Gershwin Theatre have seen multiple Tony Award winners for best musical performed.
But it's not only about the biggest Broadway theater in NYC. The smaller Ethel Barrymore Theatre provided the stage for Best Play Tony Award winner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, offering one of the most immersive and spectacular experiences in Broadway's long history, with a stunning light-up stage and pulsing sound system that put audiences in the heart of the mystery.
All Broadway theaters provide a special experience, but which one is the best? Take a look below at this Broadway theater list, and make your picks for the best venues to see a show.
Music Box Theatre
Address: 239 W 45th St.
Capacity: 1009225Is this a great theatre?
Address: 225 W 44th St.
Capacity: 1460152Is this a great theatre?
August Wilson Theatre
Address: 245 W 52nd St
Capacity: 1228145Is this a great theatre?
Walter Kerr Theatre
Address: 219 W 48th St.
Capacity: 945145Is this a great theatre?