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Legendary live theatre venue known for presenting contemporary dramas.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
131 W 55th St, Between 6th and 7th, New York City, NY 10019-5306
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time at New York City Center.and what a great theater! Thoroughly enjoyed Bat Out of Hell the Musical. Performances were excellent! Great casting!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Diana A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theater was intimate and had great acoustics. Bat out of Hell was an excellent musical. The storyline was a little convoluted but the singing and the songs were AMAZING!!!.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 405terri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love theater and missed most of the golden age due to my age. Encores produces classic Broadway and I love it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MyFlag95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Bat out of Hell the musical due to our love for meatloaf! The place was very nice. Drinks expensive as you would expect for NYC. The restrooms clean. The show was a bit disappointing. The music was great but the story line...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank annec182
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Bat out of Hell, besides it being a fun musical with a great passionate cast the theatre was beautiful, good acoustics clean bathrooms friendly helpful staff. If you are parking there is a garage right across the street.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bukagirl
Reviewed August 18, 2019

My wife and I, along with our friends spend a wonderful afternoon in the city and attended an afternoon performance of Bat Out of Hell. The theatre is small in comparison to some of the larger well know Broadway venues. But don’t let the size...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank frankp192
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful acoustics and a deep, tall stage that handled the mammoth Bat out of Hell quite well! Great ushers and fast bathroom lines. Very happy with this venue. Who needs a theatre on Broadway???

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank carynd2014
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

First time visit although I have passed this building many times. Amazing interior and a quick entrance and exit, thanks in part to the accommodating staff. Given its location, you are slightly off the crowded Broadway scene, which is great! It offers everything you would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank XSki007
Reviewed June 12, 2019 via mobile

I came here to see Long Lost at the Manhattan Theater Club. The stage it was on was a smaller theater. Plenty of leg room and good sound quality. My two biggest issues with this center came mostly from the organization...when I bought my tickets...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MelissaClaire93
Reviewed June 8, 2019

NY City Center presents a wide variety of theatrical events in a beautiful and comfortable setting. Your entertainment experience is greatly enhanced by the commodious seating, excellent climate control and by the courteous, helpful staff. Series like "Encores on Broadway" offer varied fare at reasonable...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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July 27, 2019|
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Response from saikgg | Reviewed this property |
From the center front clear sightlines, but far. Further up, it is steep and very far from stage. Stay away from the sides because part of the view will be cut off.
July 11, 2019|
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Response from Miriahm D | Reviewed this property |
Ok now I recognize this theatre. The play I attended was just a room, and the theatre has many theatres, but I believe them to be on the small side. Although there are dance offerings, so those theatres may be larger?
April 14, 2017|
Response from Devorah33851 | Reviewed this property |
Ouch, they are pretty far back but if that's all you can get and you want to see her, just bring binoculars.