Eugene O'Neill Theatre

Opened in 1925

230 W. 49th Street
New York, NY

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

Theater History

Originally named the Forrest Theatre when it opened in 1925 after Shakespearean actor Edwin Forrest, it was renamed the Coronet Theatre in 1945 when it was sold to City Playhouse Theatres. Producer Lester Osterman bought the theater in 1959 and named it after the acclaimed playwright Eugene O'Neill, whose plays include Long Day’s Journey Into Night, The Iceman Cometh, and Ah, Wilderness! Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters, recent productions in the theater include The Book of Mormon, 8, Fela!, 33 Variations, Spring Awakening, and Sweeney Todd.



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Restrooms located one flight below lobby. Gender diversity is welcome, guests are encouraged to use the roostroom that best fits their gender identity or expression.

Coat Check

No coat check, but the theater can check large bags if you speak to a member of staff upon arrival. $3/item.



Where is the stage door?

To your left as you exit the main 49th Street entrance.


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The Book of Mormon

Winner of 9 Tony Awards including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon is the first Broadway Musical by Trey Stone and Matt Parker, the creators of South ParkThe New York Times calls The Book of Mormon "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." Contains explicit language.


Best Seats in the House

The best views will be in the center orchestra and front mezzanine, but there are very few bad seats in this theater.

Number of Seats

1102 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

Wheelchair accessible seating is located in the orchestra section. No steps to designated seating location.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

No. The Eugene O'Neill does not have an elevator - an accessible restroom is available to use in The Time Hotel next door at 224 West 49th Street. A staff member is happy to guide guests to the hotel.

Are there assistive devices available?

D-Scriptive devices, I-Caption devices, audio induction neck loops, and infrared headsets are available in the Orchestra Bar lobby. There is no charge, but a valid photo ID is required.


When to arrive: Doors open roughly a half hour before showtime. Give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets and find your seats. What to wear: Whatever makes you comfortable! Some people dress up for the theater, but there is no official dress code. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater. is an independent website. Content published on this site may be authored by individual contributors whose views may not necessarily reflect the views of or any other organization. We may receive commissions on purchases you make through links published on our website. Click here to review our disclosures page for more information.