Called The Little Shubert Theatre when it opened in 2002, Stage 42 is notable for being the first off-Broadway theater owned by the century-old Shubert Organization and their first to open in New York City since 1928. The theater hosts contemporary productions, with past hits including the comedyUnder My Skin and theHarry Potter parodyPotted Potter.
As Stage 42 has just a 499-person capacity, tickets for shows can sell quickly, so be sure to book yours in advance. In spite of the theater’s small size, the stage is of a size comparable to other Broadway theaters, and the theater has a well-configured auditorium with stadium seating, which means you don’t have to worry about being able to see past the person in front of you. As well as excellent sightlines, theatergoers enjoy proximity to the stage and an intimate ambiance.
Things to Know Before You Go
Stage 42 is a must-visit for lovers of the theatrical arts.
The theater has accessible seating for visitors with disabilities.
The theater has an elevator and escalator from the ground level to the theater level.
An on-site bar serves alcoholic and soft drinks and snacks.
Outside food and drink is prohibited in the theater.
How to Get There
Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, Stage 42 is easy to reach from anywhere in the city. Subway riders can take the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, or W train to Times Square–42nd Street station, from which it’s a 5- to 10-minute walk.
When to Get There
Performances typically take place Tuesday through Saturday evenings, with additional matinees on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons; exact times vary by production. Ticket holders should allow enough time before the performance to check coats, find seats, and perhaps enjoy a refreshment.
Shubert Organization History
Theatergoers with an interest in the legendary Shubert Organization can view a selection of reproductions of artwork from the Shubert Archive collection in the lobby. You are also within walking distance of several other houses associated with the theater family, including the Majestic and the Lyceum.
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