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Helen Hayes Theatre

240 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
+1 212-239-6200
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Fantastic staff

Yes, the leg room is almost non-existent. That's the only down side to this theater. The theater... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Batmancop
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Went to Lobby Hero ,play was ok but leg room in seats could cause deep vein thrombosis,Two Irish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“Good theatre, less than appealing show”
3 Feb 2018
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240 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Yes, the leg room is almost non-existent. That's the only down side to this theater. The theater is small and personable. I cannot say enough about their staff. We planned a day trip from Massachusetts so my daughter could see "Chris Evans on Broadway". Four...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Lobby Hero ,play was ok but leg room in seats could cause deep vein thrombosis,Two Irish guys said the leg room in the Helen Hayes made Ryan Airlines look good.. We left at the intermission ,the man next to me was large and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As occasionally happens, I love the theatre but not the show. It's a good size theatre (i.e small) for an intimate performance although the seats are small and cramped. My problem though, I probably chose the wrong show to watch - Lobby Hero utilised the...More

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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Helen Hayes Theater, previously known as the Little Theatre, is a Broadway theater located at 240 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan. With only 597 seats, it is the smallest theater on Broadway. I saw Rock of Ages here.

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Reviewed January 7, 2017

This theater was a great venue for this drama. The sight lines and acoustics were excellent. I had no trouble hearing the lines of the play at all.

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Never got to see the show. We purchased same-day tickets for The Humans playing at the Helen Hayes Theatre on a Thursday and paid full price -- $400 for two tickets (through Telecharge). We were late for the performance and missed most of the first...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Went to see a play, the Humans. I will not review this play here but have to say that we were unpleasantly surprised with the people assisting in finding seats in the theater. Wish they would be more kind to those who pay their salaries.....More

1  Thank Trieffort
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

This is an amazing little show with a cast of only six. The Hayes is a great size of theatre for it, I think the cast and sets would be swallowed up by anything bigger. The first half takes place using largely the backstage set...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2015

Loved the show, the cast -- the incredible dancing and the Helen Hayes is the perfect theatre. To paraphrase a recent review: aside from all its many other assets, this show has so much heart it will win over your heart -- and it sure...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2015

Helen Hayes Theater is a small theater, which makes it hard to get a bad viewing seat. Wife and I had orchestra seats against the wall, on the right side facing the stage, she in back of me, rows L and M, as we got...More

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I think so but call to confirm - as i know there were steps going in.
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Nope, I went in jeans and a t-shirt. It's a very relaxed environment.
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