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Helen Hayes Theatre

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“rock of ages”(24 reviews)
“small theatre”(4 reviews)
“white men”(2 reviews)
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240 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
+1 212-239-6200
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We wanted to see Straight White Men and knew we could buy cheap seats in the back, upstairs, as it's a small theater and no seat is truly far away from the stage and we were right. Last row, left side, and everything was visible...More

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I went to this show on my own on a Sunday afternoon. The Theatre is gorgeous, small, intimate and atmospheric. I adored the play too! What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday! Magic! This is a great theatre! Love that it’s smaller and more...More

Thank CaroleIrl
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Saw Straight White Men and was in the 6th row but it felt like the front row! Every vantage point it seems gives you full stage view and because of the tiered set up you never have to see over anybody's head (yes even if...More

Thank princessandthepea888
Reviewed 10 August 2018

It was my first time in the new Helen Hayes Theatre. They did a beautiful job with the renovations. The seats have an iridescent appearance that looks rich. I will say that the seats have limited legroom - although not nearly as tight as many...More

Thank ServiceMatters86
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

On the one hand, it's a very small theater and, therefore, any seat provides a close-up view of the stage and performers. On the other hand, there is very little leg room between the rows making seating pretty uncomfortable. As a six-foot man, my knees...More

Thank TeamMan
Reviewed 28 May 2018

My husband and I saw Lobby Hero here just after it opened in the Hayes Theatre, and it was exciting not only to see the show, but also this super small theatre. It's truly tiny in every way - from the number of seats to...More

Thank sardawg
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Yes, the leg room is almost non-existent. That's the only down side to this theater. The theater is small and personable. I cannot say enough about their staff. We planned a day trip from Massachusetts so my daughter could see "Chris Evans on Broadway". Four...More

Thank Batmancop
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Went to Lobby Hero ,play was ok but leg room in seats could cause deep vein thrombosis,Two Irish guys said the leg room in the Helen Hayes made Ryan Airlines look good.. We left at the intermission ,the man next to me was large and...More

Thank windsor5
Reviewed 1 May 2018

As occasionally happens, I love the theatre but not the show. It's a good size theatre (i.e small) for an intimate performance although the seats are small and cramped. My problem though, I probably chose the wrong show to watch - Lobby Hero utilised the...More

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Helen Hayes Theater, previously known as the Little Theatre, is a Broadway theater located at 240 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan. With only 597 seats, it is the smallest theater on Broadway. I saw Rock of Ages here.

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Sardi's and Carmine's are on the same block. Both nice choices.
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Nope, I went in jeans and a t-shirt. It's a very relaxed environment.