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Hayes Theater


240 West 44th Street, New York, 10036, US

Why You’ll Love It

Designed by Ingalls & Hoffman in 1912 for producer Winthrop Ames, this intimately sized theatre with just 597 seats is the smallest on Broadway! In fact, its original name was Little Theatre until it was renamed the Hayes Theater as a tribute to the actress Helen Hayes and another theatre of the same name. In the 1950s, it was used to record radio and TV, including The Merv Griffin Show, and will sometimes still be used for radio recording when the theatre is vacant. Previous productions include Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Kite Runner, and most recently, Job.

Word on the street

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  • There are no steps to the wheelchair-accessible box office window. There are 3 steps to the lobby. Use the side entrance for wheelchair access to the lobby.
  • The Orchestra section has no steps, the Mezzanine section is up 1 flight of stairs and there are approximately 2 steps between each row with a handrail on each step.
  • The theatre is equipped with induction loops for t-coil hearing aids. Infrared-assisted listening devices are available to borrow.
  • During an Open Caption performance, text will be displayed at the side of the stage with dialogue from the production and sound effects from the stage in real time. 

Coat Check & Concessions:

  • There are drinks and snacks located at the bar.
  • This theatre does not provide a coat check at this time.

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240 West 44th Street, New York, 10036, US


(212) 541-4516


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