The Gershwin Theatre marquis lit up at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

Gershwin Theatre


Originally named The Uris, The Gershwin Theatre opened in 1972 and was the first Broadway theatre built since 1931. The theatre’s opening production of Via Galactica became a notorious flop and closed after only seven performances.

The theatre was renamed during the 1983 Tony Awards to honor the famous composer George Gershwin. Today, the Gershwin boasts the highest seating capacity of any Broadway theatre, and its lobby plays host to the American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Now Playing:



Oct 8, 2003 - Jan 19, 2025



222 W 51st St
New York, NY 10019

Cross Streets: W 51st St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Restrooms located on every level
Wheelchair accessible restrooms at the Orchestra level
No elevator or escalator
No steps into the theatre from the street
Wheelchair and companion seating available at the Orchestra level
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request