The Music Box theatre marquis during the day

Music Box Theatre


The Music Box theatre was built by prominent theatrical producer Sam H. Harris in 1921. His built the theatre specifically for his good friend Irving Berlin, to house Berlin’s famed Music Box Revues. The theatre had many successful shows including Chicago, the Maurine Dallas Watkins play that served as the basis for the hit musical. The Music Box was also a favorite house for Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin.

This theatre has been lauded over the years as the “best looking house on Broadway” and is one of the few Broadway houses to have only been home to a legitimate theatre. The seats in the theatre are also unique, due to their unusually large and round shape. The Music Box was co-owned by Irving Berlin’s estate and the Shubert Organization until the Shuberts assumed full ownership in 2007.

Now Playing:



Mar 26, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025



239 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 45th St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Restrooms are up one flight and down one flight
Wheelchair accessible restroom available on the main floor
No steps into the theatre from the sidewalk
Air conditioning
Wheelchair seating available
Pay phone and water fountain located in the lobby
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request