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Helen Hayes Theatre


Helen Hayes Theatre

240 West 44th Street New York NY 10036

Events at this venue were rated 4.7 by 104 members.

The Helen Hayes Theatre has had a number of names. It opened as the Winthrop Ames in 1912. Later names included the Little, Anne Nichols’ Little, Times Hall and finally, in 1983, the Helen Hayes Theatre. Because of its small size, this theatre, now owned and operated Martin Markinson & Donald Tick, has been ideal for intimate shows.

Recent tenants: The Smell of the Kill; By Jeeves; George Gershwin Alone; Dirty Blonde; Getting and Spending; Colin Quinn-An Irish Wake; Band in Berlin; Might Must Fall; Epic Proportions; The Last Night of Ballyhoo, (Tony, Best Play); Rob Becker’s Defending the Caveman; Joan Rivers in Sally Marr and Her Escorts; Lynn Redgrave’s Shakespeare For My Father; Prelude to a Kiss; Artist Descending a Staircase; Romance, Romance; The Nerd; Corpse!; Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy( Tony’s Best Play and Best Actor).

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Map and Directions

A, C, E – To 42nd Street, walk North to 44th street.
N, Q, R – To 42nd Street, walk North to 44th street and head west.
B, D, F – To 42nd Street (at 6th Ave), walk West, and then North to 44th street.
1, 2, 3, 9 – To 42nd Street/Times Square and walk North to 44th street.
4, 5, 6 – To 42nd Street, transfer to shuttle to Times Square and walk North. 7 – To Times Square and walk North to 44th street.

Long Island Rail Road to Penn Station (Under Madison Square Garden at 34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.) On foot, walk North (Uptown) where 7th Ave merges with Broadway at Times Square.

New Jersey Transit to Penn Station (see above for walking directions)

Metro North (Harlem, Hudson & New Haven lines) and other Northern lines to Grand Central on 42nd Street between Lexington & Madison Aves. By foot or car, travel west on 42nd Street or any West bound cross street 5 or 6 blocks to the theatre district. By subway, take the subway shuttle to Times Square and walk North to 44th street.

Ferry Service:
For NY/NJ call 212-225-5368 for information.

Queens Mid-town Tunnel into Manhattan, bear right and exit off uptown exit which will let you off @ 37th Street and 3rd Avenue. Head west on 37th to 6th Avenue, take a right onto 6th Avenue North to 45th or 47th Streets and head left to Times Square area.

Queensboro 59th Street Bridge into Manhattan, exit bridge @ 59th Street and 2nd Avenue or onto 60th Street heading East if the upper roadway is taken. Head South (downtown) on 2nd Avenue to any West bound street from 52nd Street down to 42nd Street. Head West about 6-8 blocks into the theatre district.

Holland Tunnel into Manhattan empties onto Canal Street. Stay to the right and follow directions to Hudson Street. Follow Hudson Street North which becomes 8th Avenue. Stay on 8th Avenue to 42nd Street or above for Broadway theatre district.

George Washington Bridge On upper level, first right hand exit off bridge. On lower level, exit is 175th Street/9A, North Henry Hudson Parkway. Go right where exit forks towards the Henry Hudson. Make a left at second fork and follow onto Henry Hudson Parkway South (becomes Westside Highway). Westside Highway ends at 57th Street or any eastbound cross Street ( 5 to 6 blocks).

Lincoln Tunnel Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel. Exit in Manhattan. Follow the signs for 42nd Street & make a right onto 42nd Street. Follow to 8th Avenue (second light) making a left onto 8th Avenue heading North.

The Brooklyn Bridge Take the FDR North exit. Stay on FDR Drive to 42nd Street, go straight for about 6 to 8 blocks until you reach Times Square.

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Gowanus Parkway from Brooklyn. Exit from the tunnel and bear left. Make a right hand turn onto West Street (Old Westside Highway) and follow to 42nd. Make a right onto 42nd Street and follow 8th Avenue. Make a left onto 8th Avenue and head North.

Handicap Information

The Helen Hayes Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are steps into the theatre from the sidewalk, but a wheelchair ramp is provided. Please be advised that where there are steps either into or within the theatre, they are unable to provide assistance.

Handicap seating may be available.

Please contact us before buying tickets to make arrangements.