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Al Hirschfeld Theatre


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Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Ticket Information

Box Office Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Tickets
Purchase tickets to Moulin Rouge online, at the box office, or by phone at 800-653-8000.

Group Tickets (12+)
Book online or call 800-714-8452.


Location


About This Theatre

In 1924, when theater impresario Martin Beck was forced out of management of the Orpheum Theatre circuit, he built the Martin Beck, now the Al Hirschfeld.

He hired architect G. Albert Lansburgh, a native San Franciscan known for his elaborate West Coast movie palaces, to design the theatre. Lansburgh incorporated Byzantine, Moorish, and Islamic elements into much of his work, including this theatre’s façade, a long, three-story Moorish arcade that was very three-dimensional. The ornate interior was decorated with stained-glass doors, mosaics, and murals. In 2003 the theatre’s owner, Jujamcyn Theaters, renamed it the Al Hirschfeld in honor of the great Broadway caricaturist whose drawings appeared weekly in the New York Times until his death that same year. This is the only Broadway theatre that was built west of 8th Avenue. Its large seating capacity has proven ideal for presenting musical productions including such hits as Bye Bye Birdie and Man of La Mancha.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

The Al Hirschfeld has 1,424 seats and is one of Jujamcyn Theaters‘ five Broadway theatres.


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Payment
Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted for ticket purchases at the box office.

Dress Code
There is no specific dress code. Formal attire is not required.

Children
Moulin Rouge is recommended for those age 12 and older. Children under 4 will not be admitted. Everyone requires a ticket for entry.

Late Seating
Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management.


Amenities

Concessions
Located on all levels, the Al Hirschfeld bars are stocked with a range of cocktails and nonalcoholic beverage choices, which you are welcome to take back to your seats. Don’t forget to pick up a snack!

Restrooms
The ladies’ restroom is located down one flight of stairs from the Orchestra level. The men’s restroom is located on the Mezzanine level. An accessible restroom is located on the Orchestra level.

Cloakroom
If you have a bag or large coat, we’re happy to check it for you. The coat check is located in the Orchestra lobby. The charge is $3 per item (no furs, please).

 

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Accessible Seating

The Al Hirschfeld Theatre provides wheelchair-accessible seating on the Orchestra level of the theatre for all performances for patrons who use wheelchairs and their companions. There are no steps leading into the Orchestra level of the theatre from the sidewalk. There are steps to access seating on other levels of the theatre. Pricing for wheelchair-accessible seats on the Orchestra level varies so as to capture the range of prices available throughout the theatre.


Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

There is a wheelchair-accessible unisex restroom located on the Orchestra level.


Seat Accessibility

Orchestra Location:
Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating locations. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:
Located on the second level: up 20 steps from the Orchestra. There are an additional 7 steps up from the Mezzanine lobby to the Mezzanine entrance (located behind row D), and an additional 28 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine.
Please note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row.


Assisted-Listening Devices

Reservations are not necessary. A driver’s license or ID with a printed address are required as a deposit.

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Al Hirschfeld Theatre History imageOn June 23, 2003, the Martin Beck Theatre was officially renamed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in honor of the late illustrator’s centennial. For eight decades, Hirschfeld’s celebrated drawings of show business figures chronicled the history of Broadway and Hollywood, primarily in the pages of The New York Times.

The Martin Beck was originally opened in 1924 by vaudeville mogul Beck, and it was the only theatre in America designed in the Byzantine style. It is currently owned and operated by Jujamcyn Theaters.

Kinky Boots, winner of six Tonys at the 2013 Awards, has played at this theatre since April 2013, making it the Hirschfeld’s longest-running show. Prior to that, the most recent productions have been Elf; the second Broadway run of Fela!; Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Hair; A Tale of Two Cities; Curtains; The Wedding Singer; Sweet Charity; Wonderful Town; Man of La Mancha; Sweet Smell of Success; Kiss Me, Kate; The Sound of Music; Annie; David Copperfield: Dreams and Nightmares; Moon Over Buffalo; My Thing of Love; Guys and Dolls (1,143 performances); Grand Hotel: The Musical (five Tonys); Into the Woods (three Tonys); a revival of Take Me Along; and Requiem for a Heavyweight. In 1984 Chita Rivera won her first Tony for Kander and Ebb’s The Rink, costarring Liza Minnelli.

In 1981, Elizabeth Taylor made her Broadway debut in a revival of The Little Foxes with Maureen Stapleton. The year before, Janet Gaynor made her Broadway debut in an adaptation of the cult film Harold and Maude.

One of this theatre’s biggest hits — the 1977 revival of Dracula, starring Frank Langella — won a Tony for Best Revival and played for 925 performances.

In 1971, John Gielgud directed Edward Albee’s All Over, and in 1967, Albee’s A Delicate Balance won the Pulitzer Prize as well as a Tony for Marian Seldes. In between, Hallelujah, Baby! won five Tonys, and Man of La Mancha moved here from another theatre, staying until 1971.

Productions in the 1960s included Bye Bye Birdie (winner of four Tony Awards); Jerry Herman’s Milk and Honey; Marat/Sade (four Tonys); and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe with Colleen Dewhurst and Michael Dunn.

Highlights of previous years: Sweet Bird of Youth; John Patrick’s The Teahouse of the August Moon (Pulitzer Prize); Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; Tennessee Williams’s The Rose Tattoo (six Tonys); Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh; Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine; Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina; Katharine Cornell in Romeo and Juliet, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, and Saint Joan; and Lunt and Fontanne in Reunion in Vienna and The Pirate.

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