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Theater District

Location: According to Wikipedia, the Theater District extends from West 40th Street to West 54th Street, and from Sixth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, and includes Times Square.

Every night hundreds gather at Theater district in the Time Square area to experience the richness of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, ranging from blockbuster musicals to intimate monologues. Seasoned locals and celebrities put together magnificent performances each night or afternoon. To make the most of your NYC theater experience, we have compiled a simple guide for ticket booking, timings, dining and more.

Broadway, Off-Broadway and Beyond

41 theaters with more than 500 seats, Broadway, is one of the main attractions among visitors and locals. Located in the Times Square area, this place is known for musicals, star vehicles and dressed-up individuals. The tickets can start anywhere from $175 depending on the type of seats, orchestra seats being the most expensive. The off-Broadway is famous for dramas, has smaller audience size (100-499) and is present all over Manhattan, especially Downtown and Theater District. There are some Off-Off-Broadway shows that run in other boroughs like Brooklyn giving chance to new voices and performers, and offer much cheaper tickets (sometimes $15).

Ticket Timing

Plan on purchasing tickets at-least few weeks in advance if it’s a popular and a long-running show. Summer, weekends, Christmas season and other holidays are mostly busy and carry a premium price on tickets. But mid-week shows between January till the end of March are less crowded than those performed on the weekends. There are many ways to purchase tickets, you can go online and check for the websites offering discounts or go to TKTS Ticket booth at Times Square that offers last moment tickets at 20 to 50 percent discount. Remember that shows on Saturdays usually require advance bookings.

Fueling Up               

The theater district is in a hub of the city and has multiple restaurants for all kinds of cuisines. These Time Square restaurants also offer pre-theater meals with a prix-fixe menu ranging from $20-$40 depending on the time of the day. Reservations take place at least 90 minutes before the show because of meal courses. You can also grab meals on-the-go or dine at any theater district restaurants nyc with your choice of food and course. Make sure you tell them your curtain time in advance and be present for your show at-least 15 minutes before your scheduled time at the theater.

Seeing Stars

Post-show autographs, group pictures and selfies with the performers have become a popular part of Broadway culture. And, if you are expecting to take one, be prepared with a good pen, an autograph book or your phone/camera at the end of the show. For a starry shot with a big-name celeb, make sure to ask them before you snap or wait for the door manager to make an announcement for the photo policy.

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This page was edited by Steven Thomas