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New York City Center Theater

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Address: 131 W. 55th St, Between 6th and 7th, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212/581-1212
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Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary...

Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary dramas.

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Lovely venue, multiple theaters

I recently saw a play in one of City Center's smaller theaters. All seats were good seats. Assistive hearing devices readily available. Clean restrooms. In all, a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently saw a play in one of City Center's smaller theaters. All seats were good seats. Assistive hearing devices readily available. Clean restrooms. In all, a very satisfactory experience.

Thank BusyMomNYC
Milford, MI
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw Ripcord downstairs at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Small theater, no balcony, no orchestra pit. Got center seat in the front row that put me about six feet from the stage, which is raised maybe two feet. Perfect. The staff was lovely and pleasant. The gentleman in charge of the volunteer ushers and getting disabled patrons seated, etc. was very... More 

Thank LibertyStreet
Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Ripcord plays at the NYCC Theater. Very entertaining, well acted by the main charactrers - two old ladies living in a Senior Facility. Funny with some sad, moments most can relate to. You'll find out how the title fits into the story.

Thank Steven L
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Set in one of the most delightful architectural gems in midtown,, the encores program brings back wonderful Broadway musicals that have not been around for decades, casts them with major stores for 4 or 5 days and does ann orchestra on stage. We see the whole series every year and recommend it to all

Thank Louis G
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very interesting history this venue has. Dramatic Moorish / Morroccan design with fine details. Very interesting & eclectic program from ballet & opera to drama & experimental performances. Balcony is steep & offers great view of ballets, but I always prefer front rows of Orchestra.

Thank Uberfluss
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was at City Center to see The Wild Party, an Encores off off center production. My first time attending a show at this theater and I was not disappointed. Seat was in the Grand Tier, just one level above Orchestra - center right. Perfect for sound quality and action on the stage. Two gentlemen in front of me were using... More 

Thank TAS77819012
Greenwich, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went to this theatre to see Sequence 8. The theatre itself is beautiful. We were sited in the mezzanine, the view from there was perfect and the seats comfortable. Great afternoon!

Thank Paulina E
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Saw Bjork here, the venue was great and sound was great and the majority of the staff were on good form and helpful. BUT when the first person you speak to in a venue acts as much of a snob as the bow tied gentleman who provided our tickets did it leaves abit of a sour taste. We picked up... More 

Thank EddieBrewer
Bowie, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to New York City Center to see the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and it was such a lovely experience. The center is visually appealing, and our seats in the Orchestra section were great. We were very comfortable and not at all cramped like we've experienced in some theaters. The venue was the perfect setting for the performance, and... More 

Thank Sharon K
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We saw Dance Theater Of Harlem perform at City Center. The Classic DTH program was showing. Loved parts, liked parts. Loved the night.

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