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Brooks Atkinson Theatre

The third theatre of Irwin and Henry Chanin opened on February 15, 1926 as Mansfield Theatre after the leading stage actor Richard Mansfield, one of the most popular actors of the time best known for his roles in shows by Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan. The theatre thrived with hits such as The Green Pastures and Anna Lucasta. Both shows feature all-black casts. After a decade-long period during which the theatre served as a television studio, the Mansfield Theatre was renamed after New York Times drama critic Brooks Atkinson on September 12, 1960. Its stage revival was marked by a production of Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn in 1961. Since then, the Brooks Atkinson Theatre has staged several hit shows, including the British comedy Noises Off, Tony Award-winning Death and the Maiden, and revivals of She Loves Me and Grease.

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre has a seating capacity of over 1,000 arranged in 30 rows of tiered seating. Seats are available on the Orchestra Level, the Front Mezzanine, and the Rear Mezzanine.

What's Playing

It Shoulda Been You

Getting There and Getting In

Parking & Directions

The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is located at 256 West 47th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. Parking is available across the street in the Central Parking garage and in several other parking garages within walking distance of the theatre.

The theatre is conveniently located within walking distance of dozens of hotels. Patrons may also use public transit to reach the theatre. The Brooks Atkinson Theatre is within walking distance of stations with stops for the N, R, Q, W, B, D, and F trains as well as the 1, 2, 3, and 7 trains. Shuttle train (S train) service is also available. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is only one block away from the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, offering access to the A, C, and E trains.


At the back of the Orchestra section, designated wheelchair and companion seats are available. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located on the Orchestra level. Service animals and guide dogs are permitted in the theatre. Special headsets for sound augmentation are available to patrons at no charge. Please note that the Brooks Atkinson Theatre does not have escalators or elevators.

Recent Performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Jumpers (2004) Democracy (2004-2005) The Odd Couple (2005-2006) The Times They Are A-Changin’ (2006) A Moon for the Misbegotten (2007) Grease (2007-2009) Rock of Ages (2009-2011) RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles (2011) Relatively Speaking (2011-2012) Peter and the Starcatcher (2012-2013) Hands on a Hardbody (2013) After Midnight (2014)