Al Hirschfeld Theatre (2003) New York, NY | Playbill


The Al Hirschfeld Theatre opened in 1924, as the Martin Beck Theatre, at 302 W. 45th Street. Designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh, the large, grandiose venue premiered Bye Bye, Birdie and presented revivals of Kiss Me, Kate and Hair. The Martin Beck was renamed for celebrity caricaturist Al Hirschfeld in 2003.

  • Built: 1924
  • Number of Seats: 1302
  • Longest Running Show: Kinky Boots
  • Performances: 2,505
  • Stage Door: To your left as you exit the theatre. It is behind a black metal fence, and is labeled "Stage Entrance".
  • Bathrooms: <p>Ladies: Basement level, down one flight of stairs from the orchestra. 15 stalls. Unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom on orchestra level.</p> <p>Men: Mezzanine level, to the left of the main staircase. 10 stalls. Unisex, wheelchair accessible restroom on orchestra level.</p>
  • Concessions: Orchestra and mezzanine levels.
  • Water Fountain: Mezzanine, Ladies Lounge, and in the rear orchestra of the theatre.

Owner History

Feb 16, 1966 - Jujamcyn Theaters Theatre Owner
Aug 1, 1958 - Feb 16, 1966 City Investing Company Theatre Lessee
Nov 16, 1940 - Feb 16, 1966 The Martin Beck Estate Theatre Owner
Sep 1, 1928 - Dec 1, 1931 The Theatre Guild Theatre Lessee
Nov 11, 1924 - Nov 16, 1940 Martin Beck Theatre Owner

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