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Lyric Theatre New York Events

214 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036 US

Lyric Theatre New York

Address: 214 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Capacity: 1,932

Open date: 18th January 1998

Constructed between 1996 and 1997 on the land of the former Apollo and Lyric Theaters, the Lyric Theater’s history is ripe with Broadway legacy. The original structure was set up in 1903, and played a substantial role in New York City’s theatrical landscape. But in the early 1990s, it was neglected to disrepair, until it was demolished to build the venue obtainable today.

Following a rather extended vacancy period, the theater regained attention in 1999, with the production of the highly acclaimed Spiderman: Turn of the Dark. The movie faced many challenges before it was officially launched on June 14th, 2011. However, in August 2010, the theater rebranded to the Foxwoods Theater, in consortium with Foxwood Resort Casino and Live Nation.

Subsequently, it was acquired by the Ambassador Theater Group in May 2013, and with the new lease under its belt, finally renamed the venue to the Lyric Theater in March 2014. Two years later, plans were revealed for a major redesign, one which would accommodate Harry Potter and Cursed Child. Along this line, the capacity was reduced from 1,900 to 1,500, while enhancing its intimacy and facilitating the transfer of the London show’s design to Broadway.

Today, visitors to the Lyric Theater are welcomed by the dome from the original structure, as well as the proscenium arch from the Apollo. The ornate facades put on 42nd and 43rd Streets evoke the grandeur of Broadway history. Meanwhile, ongoing renovations ensure that its place as a premier theatrical excellence destination on the Great White Way does not go away anytime soon, or ever.

Events at the Lyric Theater

Tucked in the heart of Broadway, the Lyric Theater has been a stage for diverse theatrical productions and cultural events. Since its inception, it has hosted iconic shows like Ragtime and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Under its former name, Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the venue has welcomed audiences to the magic of some ambitious Broadway productions, including musical adaptations of literary classics and innovative stage spectacles.

Until further notice, the Lyric Theater will be hosting the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child show back to back, particularly because it is the home of the event. The production is based on J.K. Rowling's beloved wizarding world, and has captivated audiences with next-world storytelling as well as innovative stagecraft.

Since its arrival on Broadway, the show has drawn fans from around the globe to witness the next chapter in the saga of the Boy Who Lived. Thanks to its enchanting performances and immersive production design, the show has become a must-see event for both longtime Potter enthusiasts and newcomers alike.

The event will hold at the center on the following dates--and more

Mar 26, Tue • 7:00pm

Mar 27, Wed • 1:00pm

Mar 27, Wed • 7:00 pm

Mar 28, Thu • 7:00pm

Mar 29, Fri • 7:00 pm

Mar 30, Sat • 1:00pm

Mar 30, Sat • 7:00 pm

Mar 31, Sun • 2:00pm

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How to Get to the Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theater in New York City is located conveniently close to several transportation hubs. The venue can be accessed via subway lines like the 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, and W trains. Stations such as Times Square-42nd Street and 42nd Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal are a brief stroll away.

Bus routes stopping nearby from different parts of the city are  the M7, M20, M42, M104, and various others. Fares in New York typically cost $2.75 for a single ride, with options for unlimited ride MetroCards available for purchase.

For those driving to the theater, there are parking garages available nearby, though prices may vary depending on the time and day of the event. Parking ranges from $3.50 to $7 per hour for on-street meters and $20 to $50 for off-street garages, with potential discounts for theatergoers and online pre-booking.