Lyric Theatre, New York

Venue Information

Lyric Theatre
Address: 213 West 42nd Street, New York, 10036
Nearest Underground or Train Station: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Sq./42nd St.; B, D, F, M to 42nd St./Bryant Park

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Lyric Theatre?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Lyric Theatre.  The nearest underground or train stations are 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Sq./42nd St.; B, D, F, M to 42nd St./Bryant Park.  For directions to the Lyric Theatre see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions.
Is there a dress code at the Lyric Theatre?
There is no specific dress code at the Lyric Theatre, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
How many seats are in the Lyric Theatre?
The Lyric Theatre has 1,622 seats.
Who owns the Lyric Theatre?
The Lyric Theatre is owned by ATG

Lyric Theatre Facts

What date did the Lyric Theatre open?

1998

Who designed the Lyric Theatre?

Richard Lewis Blinder of Beyer Blinder Belle

What was the first production at the Lyric Theatre?

Ragtime

Other Lyric Theatre facts

Previously known as the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Hilton Theatre, and the Foxwoods Theatre. The Lyric Theatre was built using parts of two former theatres on the site: the Apollo Theatre, built in 1920, and the old Lyric Theatre, built in 1903.


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Built over the foundations of the original Lyric (1903; 1,261 seats) and Apollo (1920; 1,194 seats) Theatres, today’s Lyric Theatre combines architectural preservation with state-of-the-art construction and technology. The spirit and character of New York’s grandest historic theatres have been maintained and united with the technical amenities of a modern facility.

The first production at the theatre was in 1998, when the theatre opened with the musical Ragtime.

The Lyric Theatre underwent a complete redesign and transformation for the North American premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened on April 22, 2018 and has since called the Lyric its Broadway home.


📷 Main photo: Lyric Theatre (formerly Foxwoods Theatre), 213 W 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

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