December may bring chilly weather and snowfall, but the Big Apple truly comes to life over the holiday season. From pop-up markets to arthouse films and ballet, here are the December events you won’t want to miss.
141 W 44th St, New York City, New York, NY 10036
The intimate Hudson Theatre has a 970-person capacity and hosts some of New York’s most talked-about productions, so be sure to book your tickets in advance. Even if you are not catching a performance, you can take a guided tour of the theater to learn about the rich history of the early 20th-century building. Tours last around one hour and highlight architectural details, the original Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass, and the stage. Check the theater’s website for tour dates or to book a private tour.
Things to Know Before You Go
The Hudson Theatre is a must-visit for lovers of the theatrical arts.
The theater has accessible seating for visitors with disabilities—request wheelchair seating when booking.
There is no elevator access to the balcony.
Outside food and drink and photography are prohibited.
Full-service bars are located on the Orchestra Level and the Dress Circle Level.
Coat check is available in the box office lobby.
How to Get There
Located just off Times Square in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Hudson Theatre is easy to reach from anywhere in the city. Subway riders can take the B, D, F, or M to 42nd Street–Bryant Park, the 7 to Times Square–42nd Street, or the N, R, or W to 49th Street. All stations are between a 5- and 10-minute walk away.
When to Get There
Performances typically take place Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with additional matinees on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. The box office is open Monday to Saturday from midmorning until evening, but note that advance sales stop 30 minutes prior to curtain.
The Hudson Theatre is just one of many historic theaters clustered around Broadway. Others within a stone’s throw include the Belasco, Minskoff, and New Amsterdam. Join a Broadway walking tour to gain insight into the history of the theater district and peek into several theaters without having to buy multiple tickets.
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