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Address:
252 West 45th St.

New York, NY

BUILT: 1927

SEATING CAPACITY: 805
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John Golden Theatre (Broadway) History

The John Golden Theatre was originally built in 1927 as the Theatre Masque by real-estate magnates, the Chanin Brothers, as part of a three-theatre complex that also included the Royale (a mid-sized house) and the Majestic (a large house). The Theatre Masque, the most intimate of the three, was designed for serious dramas. In 1930, the Chanins transferred ownership of all three venues to the Shuberts. In 1937, when John Golden assumed its management, he renamed it after himself, the third playhouse to bear his name. The Shuberts took back control of the theatre in 1946, turning it into a film house for two years before restoring it to legitimacy in the late 1940s. The Chanins hired the Shuberts' favorite architect, Herbert J. Krapp, to design their three-theatre complex. The Golden's interior has a Spanish influence, an example of the Mission Revival style popular on the West Coast. Interior features include rough plaster walls, wrought iron fixtures, spiraled columns, and ceiling arches.

Shows to have lived at the John Golden Theatre include Waiting for Godot (1956), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1971), Falsettos (1992), Avenue Q (2003), Eclipsed (2016), A Doll's House, Part 2 (2017), and Slave Play (2019).



What Shows Played the John Golden Theatre (Broadway)

DATES PRODUCTION
? - ? Thoughts of a Colored Man (2021)
? - ? Hangmen (2022)
? - ? Slave Play (2019)
? - ? Hillary and Clinton (2019)
9/25/2018 - ? The Waverly Gallery (2018)
? - ? Three Tall Women (2018)
4/1/2017 - 9/24/2017 A Doll's House, Part 2 (2017)
2/23/2016 - 6/19/2016 Eclipsed (2016)
9/23/2015 - 1/10/2016 The Gin Game (2015)
3/13/2015 - 6/14/2015 Skylight (2015)
10/20/2014 - 2/22/2015 A Delicate Balance (2014)
2/23/2014 - 6/22/2014 Mothers and Sons (2014)
9/28/2013 - 11/17/2013 A Time To Kill (2013)
3/5/2013 - 8/25/2013 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (2013)
11/13/2012 - 12/16/2012 The Anarchist (2012)
10/27/2011 - 5/6/2012 Seminar (2011)
4/19/2011 - 7/10/2011 The Normal Heart (2011)
10/7/2010 - 4/9/2011 Driving Miss Daisy (2010)
3/11/2010 - 6/27/2010 Red (2010)
9/29/2009 - 12/6/2009 Oleanna (2009)
7/10/2003 - 9/13/2009 Avenue Q (2003)
2/13/2003 - 5/4/2003 Vincent In Brixton (2003)
2/16/2002 - 12/15/2002 The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? (2002)
3/23/2001 - 9/23/2001 Stones in His Pockets (2001)
11/16/1999 - 7/30/2000 Much Ado About Everything (1999)
10/20/1998 - 10/31/1999 Side Man (1998)
3/24/1998 - 6/13/1998 The Chairs (1998)
10/26/1995 - 6/29/1997 Master Class (1995)
3/31/1994 - 6/4/1995 Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect (1994)
9/28/1993 - 11/28/1993 Mixed Emotions (1993)
4/8/1992 - 6/27/1993 Falsettos (1992)
10/27/1989 - 11/4/1989 Sid Caesar & Company (1989)
12/19/1988 - 3/25/1989 Eastern Standard (1989)
9/22/1988 - 10/9/1988 Paul Robeson (1988)
6/14/1988 - 7/2/1988 Juno and the Paycock (1988)
4/16/1987 - 5/17/1987 All My Sons (1987)
12/24/1986 - 3/15/1987 Stepping Out (1987)
4/16/1986 - 6/29/1986 The Petition (1986)
11/29/1985 - 3/2/1986 Blood Knot (1985)
3/16/1984 - 2/17/1985 Glengarry Glen Ross (1984)
3/24/1983 - 2/26/1984 'night, Mother (1983)
10/23/1981 - 2/13/1983 Crimes of the Heart (1981)
4/28/1981 - 6/21/1981 It Had to Be You (1981)
10/13/1980 - 1/11/1981 Tintypes (1980)
4/2/1980 - 6/14/1980 A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine (1980)
3/25/1980 - 4/6/1980 Horowitz and Mrs. Washington (1980)
12/22/1979 - 2/3/1980 Watch on the Rhine (1980)
10/31/1979 - 11/10/1979 Devour the Snow (1979)
5/17/1979 - 5/20/1979 Murder at the Howard Johnson's (1979)
3/3/1979 - 3/11/1979 Strangers (1979)
9/27/1977 - 12/31/1978 The Gin Game (1977)
7/24/1977 - 7/24/1977 Chapeau (1977)
1/4/1977 - 5/28/1977 Dirty Linen & New-Found-Land (1977)
9/16/1976 - 10/31/1976 Going Up (1976)
3/2/1976 - 3/14/1976 Me Jack, You Jill (1976)
10/30/1975 - 1/4/1976 Kennedy's Children (1975)
4/3/1975 - 4/20/1975 P. S. Your Cat Is Dead! (1975)
11/8/1974 - 11/18/1974 Fame (1974)
4/12/1974 - 8/3/1974 Words & Music (1974)
1/22/1973 - 3/3/1973 Shelter (1973)
2/23/1972 - 9/30/1972 Sticks and Bones (1972)
5/21/1971 - 6/27/1971 You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (1971)
3/1/1971 - 3/16/1971 Father's Day (1971)
9/10/1970 - 2/13/1971 Bob and Ray - the Two and Only (1970)
4/22/1970 - 4/25/1970 Park (1970)
3/5/1970 - 3/22/1970 Blood Red Roses (1970)
1/28/1970 - 1/28/1970 Brightower (1970)
4/23/1969 - 4/26/1969 The Gingham Dog (1969)
3/4/1969 - 3/8/1969 The Wrong Way Light Bulb (1969)
10/9/1968 - 12/15/1968 The Megilla of Itzik Manger (1968)
4/15/1968 - 4/27/1968 The Exercise (1968)
2/26/1968 - 3/2/1968 Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights (1968)
12/18/1967 - 12/30/1967 Brief Lives (1967)
10/6/1967 - 12/2/1967 After the Rain (1967)
2/28/1966 - 4/15/1967 Wait a Minim! (1966)
11/30/1965 - 12/7/1965 Me and Thee (1965)
9/15/1965 - 11/6/1965 Mrs. Dally (1965)
5/10/1965 - 5/22/1965 Ken Murray's Hollywood (1965)
11/7/1964 - 4/24/1965 Comedy in Music Opus 2 (1964)
10/22/1962 - 5/30/1964 Beyond the Fringe (1962)
1/1/1962 - 5/12/1962 Sunday in New York (1961)
10/24/1961 - 12/16/1961 An Evening With Yves Montand (1961)
10/8/1960 - 7/1/1961 An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May (1960)
10/8/1959 - 5/14/1960 At the Drop of a Hat (1959)
7/3/1959 - 9/26/1959 Billy Barnes Revue (1959)
3/24/1959 - 3/28/1959 A Desert Incident (1959)
3/16/1959 - 3/16/1959 Masquerade (1959)
1/30/1959 - 3/7/1959 Requiem for a Nun (1959)
12/23/1958 - 5/23/1959 A Party with Betty Comden & Adolph Green (1958)
12/2/1958 - 12/6/1958 The Night Circus (1958)
11/4/1958 - 11/22/1958 Epitaph for George Dillon (1958)
3/17/1958 - 9/20/1958 Look Back in Anger (1957)
2/14/1958 - 2/22/1958 Cloud 7 (1958)
10/22/1957 - 12/14/1957 Monique (1957)
9/10/1957 - 10/12/1957 Mask and Gown (1957)
4/22/1957 - 6/1/1957 The Potting Shed (1957)
12/20/1956 - 4/20/1957 Uncle Willie (1956)
10/16/1956 - 10/20/1956 Double in Hearts (1956)
4/19/1956 - 6/9/1956 Waiting for Godot (1956)
3/26/1956 - 3/31/1956 Little Glass Clock (1956)
2/14/1956 - 2/25/1956 Someone Waiting (1956)
2/2/1956 - 2/4/1956 The Innkeepers (1956)
1/25/1956 - 1/28/1956 The Hot Corner (1956)
10/2/1953 - 1/21/1956 Comedy in Music (1953)
12/1/1952 - 5/2/1953 The Fourposter (1951)
10/27/1952 - 11/8/1952 Mr. Pickwick (1952)
9/11/1952 - 9/20/1952 Seagulls Over Sorrento (1952)
4/21/1952 - 5/17/1952 Paris '90 (1952)
2/5/1952 - 3/15/1952 Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens (1952)
11/19/1951 - 11/24/1951 To Dorothy, A Son (1951)
3/14/1951 - 3/31/1951 Springtime for Henry (1951)
2/26/1951 - 2/27/1951 Springtime Folly (1951)
2/1/1951 - 2/17/1951 The Green Bay Tree (1951)
12/13/1950 - 12/16/1950 Let's Make an Opera (1950)
2/13/1950 - 5/13/1950 The Velvet Glove (1949)
11/21/1949 - 12/24/1949 Goodbye, My Fancy (1948)
2/25/1949 - 2/28/1949 Anybody Home (1949)
12/26/1948 - 1/29/1949 Oh, Mr. Meadowbrook! (1948)
2/29/1948 - 3/28/1948 Maurice Chevalier in an evening of Songs and Impressions (1948)
3/22/1946 - 5/4/1946 I Like It Here (1946)
2/4/1946 - 3/16/1946 January Thaw (1946)
12/26/1945 - 1/26/1946 Dunnigan's Daughter (1945)
11/9/1945 - 12/1/1945 The Rich Full Life (1945)
5/15/1945 - 6/23/1945 Common Ground (1945)
10/4/1944 - 5/12/1945 Soldier's Wife (1944)
12/5/1941 - 9/30/1944 Angel Street (1941)
11/16/1941 - 11/22/1941 Little Dark Horse (1941)
9/12/1941 - 9/27/1941 Brother Cain (1941)
6/3/1941 - 6/14/1941 Snookie (1941)
2/7/1941 - 2/15/1941 Boudoir (1941)
11/1/1940 - 11/7/1940 Return Engagement (1940)
3/4/1940 - 3/30/1940 The Weak Link (1940)
11/21/1939 - 11/25/1939 Aries Is Rising (1939)
5/25/1939 - ? Clean Beds (1939)
4/1/1939 - ? The White Steed (1939)
3/6/1939 - ? Close Quarters (1939)
1/17/1939 - ? Where There's a Will (1939)
12/27/1938 - ? Michael Drops In (1938)
9/15/1938 - ? Lightnin' (1938)
1/26/1938 - ? Shadow and Substance (1938)
12/13/1937 - ? Love of Women (1937)
11/12/1937 - ? Places Please! (1937)
4/22/1937 - ? Curtain Call (1937)
4/5/1937 - ? Bet Your Life (1937)
3/11/1937 - ? Arms for Venus (1937)
2/2/1937 - ? And Now Good-bye (1937)
11/11/1936 - ? Double Dummy (1936)
10/13/1936 - ? The Laughing Woman (1936)
3/10/1936 - ? Star Spangled (1936)
3/1/1936 - ? Three Wise Fools (1936)
2/10/1936 - ? Alice Takat (1936)
12/30/1935 - ? Tomorrow's a Holiday (1935)
9/22/1935 - ? A Touch of Brimstone (1935)
12/24/1934 - ? Rain From Heaven (1934)
11/23/1934 - ? Juno and the Paycock (1934)
11/21/1934 - 11/21/1934 The Well of the Saints (1934)
11/21/1934 - ? The Coiner (1934)
11/19/1934 - 11/19/1934 Church Street (1934)
11/19/1934 - 11/19/1934 The Resurrection (1934)
11/17/1934 - 11/17/1934 The Shadow of the Glen (1934)
11/17/1934 - ? The Playboy of the Western World (1934)
11/16/1934 - 11/16/1934 Look at the Heffernans (1934)
11/14/1934 - 11/14/1934 The Far-off Hills (1934)
11/14/1934 - ? Drama at Inish (1934)
11/13/1934 - ? The New Gossoon (1934)
11/12/1934 - ? The Plough and the Stars (1934)
11/1/1934 - ? Kathleen ni Houlihan (1934)
11/1/1934 - ? Riders to the Sea (1934)
11/1/1934 - ? Spring (1934)
9/26/1934 - ? Small Miracle (1934)
2/25/1932 - ? Riddle Me This (1932)
1/20/1932 - ? Ten Nights in a Barroom (1932)
12/31/1931 - ? Savage Rhythm (1931)
11/4/1931 - ? Caught Wet (1931)
8/26/1931 - ? After Tomorrow (1931)
3/5/1931 - ? As Husbands Go (1931)
9/11/1930 - ? That's Gratitude (1930)
5/8/1930 - ? Ada Beats the Drum (1930)
2/19/1930 - ? Those We Love (1930)
11/26/1929 - ? Salt Water (1929)
10/22/1929 - ? Week-End (1929)
1/30/1928 - ? Strange Interlude (1928)
9/19/1927 - ? Four Walls (1927)
12/20/1926 - ? The Silver Cord (1926)
11/29/1926 - ? Ned McCobb's Daughter (1926)
11/1/1926 - ? Two Girls Wanted (1926)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in John Golden Theatre (Broadway)?
John Golden Theatre (Broadway)'s current show is Thoughts of a Colored Man which opened on 10/13/2021.

What when was John Golden Theatre (Broadway) built?
John Golden Theatre (Broadway) was built in 1927.

How many seats does John Golden Theatre (Broadway) have?
John Golden Theatre (Broadway) has 805 seats.

What were the longest running shows at John Golden Theatre (Broadway)?
Avenue Q which ran from 7/31/2003 to 9/13/2009, Angel Street which ran from 12/5/1941 to 12/30/1944, Comedy in Music which ran from 10/2/1953 to 1/21/1956, Master Class which ran from 11/5/1995 to 6/29/1997 and Beyond the Fringe which ran from 10/27/1962 to 5/30/1964,

What are the box office hours for John Golden Theatre (Broadway)?
Monday-Saturday: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM Sunday: 12:00 PM-6:00 PM.

What accessibility options are there at John Golden Theatre (Broadway)?

Accessible seating is available for this performance as indicated on the seating map.

The theatre is not completely wheelchair-accessible. There are no steps into the theatre (where there are steps we are unable to provide assistance).

Orchestra location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine location: Located on the second level, up three flights of stairs (28 steps). Once on the Mezzanine level, there are approximately two steps per row. Entrance to the Mezzanine is behind row D.

Handrails: Available at the end of every stepped seat row in the Mezzanine.

Restrooms are not wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located in the Schoenfeld Theatre, on the same block.

The theatre provides infrared assistive listening devices for every performance at the theatre. In addition, beginning four weeks after a show’s official opening night performance, hand-held audio description devices and hand-held captioning devices are available, and there is unlimited access to downloadable audio description and/or captioning for personal mobile devices free of charge. (Hand-held devices are limited, although additional devices can be obtained with at least twenty-four hours’ notice.)

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