Gershwin Theatre

Opened in 1972

222 W. 51st Street
New York, NY

Monday – Thursday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm (one show day) & 11:00am – 7:00pm (two show days)

Theater History

Originally called the Uris Theatre when it opened in 1972, it was renamed the Gershwin in 1983 after brothers George and Ira Gershwin, who composed scores for stage and screen. Popular songs include “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and “The Man I Love.” One of their most popular works is Porgy and Bess, composed by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a libretto by DuBose Heyward. The Gershwin Theatre is operated by the Nederlander Organization and has been the home of the blockbuster musical Wicked since 2003, and other productions include Oklahoma!, Riverdance on Broadway, and Show Boat.



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Restrooms are located on the fourth floor.

Coat Check

Coat check is available during winter months. Coats only, no luggage or bags.


Where is the stage door?

To the left as you exit the 51st Street entrance.


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Wicked looks at what happened in the land of Oz - but from a different angle. There is a young woman, born with emerald-green skin - smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships...until the world decides to call one good and the other wicked. "Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster" - New York Times


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

1933 seats

Preview Seat View


Is there wheelchair accessible seating available?

There are designated wheelchair and companion seats in the rear of the Orchestra section on the third floor and the mezzanine section on the fourth floor. These locations are the ONLY ones that do not involve steps. The third and fourth floors are accessible via the main lobby elevator that is designated for guests with disabilities. Theatre representatives are available to meet with patrons with disabilities in the lobby of the building to escort them to designated wheelchair accessible areas via elevators or escalators. The front orchestra level of the theatre is not accessible by elevators and escalators.

Is there a wheelchair accessible restroom available?

Yes, a wheelchair accessible restrooms is located on the second floor, and there are also restrooms featuring wide stalls in the male and female restrooms on the fourth floor.

Are there assistive devices available?

Hand-held captioning devices and audio descriptions devices are available free-of-charge on the second level of the theater. The theatre is also equipped with an Induction Loop System for patrons with telecoil equipment. Patrons using a hearing aid simply need to switch their hearing aids to “T” to enjoy direct transmission of the performance audio rather than using a separate device. For a full list of accessibility features visit:


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 5 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.