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Box Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Tickets
Purchase tickets online, at the theatre box office, or by calling 855-801-5876.

Group Tickets (10+)
Book online or call 800-714-8452.


Location


About This Theatre

Situated just off Times Square in New York on 44th Street, between Millennium Broadway Hotel and The Premier Hotel, the Hudson Theatre originally opened on October 19, 1903, with a production of Cousin Kate starring Ethel Barrymore. Built by Henry B. Harris, a famous Broadway producer of that period, the Hudson Theatre is one of New York City’s oldest Broadway showplaces. The 100-foot-long lobby was the largest ever seen on Broadway at that time. Among the stars who have graced the Hudson’s stage are Douglas Fairbanks, William Holden, Helen Hayes, Edward G. Robinson, and Dorothy Gish. Barbara Stanwyck and Judith Anderson both made their debuts on its stage. On September 27, 1956, the first nationwide broadcast of The Tonight Show starring Steve Allen originated from the Hudson Theatre. It was granted landmark status for both its internal and external features in 1987.

Plaza Suite is playing next at the Hudson Theatre.

The Hudson has 970 seats and is one of Ambassador Theatre Group‘s two Broadway theatres.

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Policies

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
Hudson Theatre requires every individual who enters the theatre to have a purchased ticket. “Lap seats,” or free tickets for small children who wish to watch the show from adults’ laps, are not availableOur box office will assist in finding appropriate seating for children.

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


Amenities

Restrooms
Accessible restrooms are located on both the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels.

Cloakroom
Coat check is available in the Box Office lobby. There is a charge of $2 per item. If you are traveling with large luggage or packages, we encourage you to make other arrangements for such items before arriving at the theatre.

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Accessible Seating

Wheelchair access is available at the 44th Street entrance. Please request wheelchair seating from a sales representative at the time of purchase. We have designated ADA locations in the Orchestra level. Elevator access is available to the Ambassador Lounge, located on the Dress Circle level. There is no elevator access to the Balcony level.


Wheelchair-Accessible Restroom

Accessible restrooms are located on both the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels.


Seat Accessibility

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are several small sets of stairs to get to the Dress Circle. There are three flights of stairs to the Balcony. Handrails are available at every stepped seat row.


Assisted-Listening Devices

Reservations are not necessary. Devices may be picked up in the Box Office lobby. A driver’s license or ID with a printed address is required as a deposit.

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Hudson Theatre HistoryThe Hudson Theatre, on the east side of Broadway, opened in 1903 but has housed no Broadway productions since 1968. It was time for a revival, then, and so was refurbished by the Ambassador Theatre Group and returned as an active Broadway theatre in early 2017 with the opening of Sunday in the Park With George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford. That production was followed by 1984; Uma Thurman in Beau Willimon’s The Parisian Woman; the Go-Go’s musical Head Over Heels; and a revival of Burn This with Adam Driver and Keri Russell.

The original playhouse, designed by the architectural firm of J.B. McElfatrick, Israels & Harder, and built by entrepreneur Henry B. Harris, opened October 19, 1903. It showcased rising star Ethel Barrymore in its first production, Cousin Kate, and then became one of the most sought-after playhouses for drama and comedy. Among its most famous productions was the Pulitzer Prize winner State of the Union (1945); Lillian Hellman’s Tony Award nominee Toys in the Attic (1960); and the 1941 comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, which moved to the Hudson after opening elsewhere, as did Detective Story (1949). Stars who walked its stage include George M. Cohan, Helen Hayes, Alfred Lunt, Jason Robards Jr., Maureen Stapleton, and Barbara Stanwyck.

After a series of short runs in the late 1940s, the Hudson was sold to NBC-TV, which used it as a studio for The Tonight Show and other programs. The Hudson relit as a Broadway house in 1960, but its owner announced plans to sell it to a parking garage company that intended to demolish it. After an outcry from the Broadway community, the plan was scrapped.

The last Broadway production of that era to open here was Mike Downstairs, which ran four performances in 1968. The Hudson briefly relit as the Savoy disco in the early 1980s, but after that closed, the theatre seemed slated for demolition until it was safeguarded by the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, which landmarked both its exterior and interior in 1987.

When developer Harry Macklowe bought the property and an adjacent lot for a hotel that opened in 1990, he incorporated the Hudson Theatre into the architectural design. The facility, now known as the Millennium Broadway Hotel, used the Hudson space for corporate conferences and a sometime comedy club.

Ambassador Theatre Group leased the theatre in 2015 and spent much of 2016 restoring the interior, the electronics, and the backstage space. The Hudson is Broadway’s 41st theatre, and the first new one since Henry Miller’s Theatre was rebuilt and reopened in 2010 as the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. 

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