The Hayes Theatre front entrance at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

Helen Hayes Theatre


The Helen Hayes Theater was built in 1912 as The Little. In the 1950s it was used to record radio and TV, including The Merv Griffin Show.

In 1983, it was renamed after beloved American actress Helen Hayes, following the destruction of a theatre by the same name in the previous year.

Now Playing:

Mother Play

Mother Play

Apr 2, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024



240 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 44th St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible women's restroom located on the Orchestra level with no steps
Men's restroom is located in the lower lounge
No elevator or escalator
Steps into the theatre from the street; a wheelchair ramp is provided
Wheelchair and companion seating at Orchestra level
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request