The Best Broadway Theaters To Spend 525,600 Minutes In

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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.

  • 1
    15 VOTES

    Winter Garden Theatre

    Address: 1634 W 50th St. & Broadway

    Capacity: 1526

    • Opened: March 10, 1911
    • Architect: Herbert J. Krapp, William Albert Swasey
    15 votes
  • Walter Kerr Theatre
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    28 VOTES

    Walter Kerr Theatre

    Address: 219 W 48th St.

    Capacity: 945

    • Opened: 1929
    • Architect: Herbert J. Krapp
    28 votes
  • Shubert Theatre
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    21 VOTES

    Shubert Theatre

    Address:  225 W 44th St. 

    Capacity: 1460

    • Opened: October 2, 1913
    • Architect: Henry Beaumont Herts
    21 votes
  • Music Box Theatre
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    21 VOTES

    Music Box Theatre

    Address: 239 W 45th St.

    Capacity: 1009

    • Opened: September 1921
    • Architect: C. Howard Crane
    21 votes
  • 5
    18 VOTES

    Al Hirschfeld Theatre

    Address: 302 W 45th St.

    Capacity: 1424

    • Opened: November 11, 1924
    • Architect: G. Albert Lansburgh
    18 votes
  • 6
    15 VOTES

    Richard Rodgers Theatre

    Address: 226 W 46th St.

    Capacity: 1400

    • Opened: December 24, 1925
    • Architect: Irwin Chanin
    15 votes