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The empty house of the American Airlines Theatre with a wash of purple light over the seats, and a chandelier hangs at the top of the theatre.

American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Assistive Listening
  • Sign Interpreted

Roundabout's flagship home on Broadway, the American Airlines Theatre℠ first opened its doors as the Selwyn Theatre in 1918.

In 2000, Roundabout restored the theatre to its original neo-renaissance style as part of the 42nd Street Development Project, thanks to generous support from the City of New York. Through an unprecedented partnership between Roundabout and American Airlines, this historic theatre remains one of Broadway's most exquisite and patron-friendly houses.

Photography and recording devices of any kind inside the theatre are strictly prohibited by law. Please turn off all electronic devices when entering the American Airlines Theatre℠.

Box Office Hours

Monday—Sunday 10AM—6PM

Getting Here

Arriving By Subway

ACE to 42nd St. and 8th Ave.

123 to 42nd St. and 7th Ave.

7 to Times Square.

S to Times Square.

NRQW to Times Square.

BDFM to 42nd St. and 6th Ave.

Note: The MTA has recently announced that as of October 23, 2017 overnight track work will begin at 10pm, rather than midnight, so please check for service advisories as you plan your trip.

Arriving By Bus

M10 and M20 buses head north on 8th Avenue and south on 7th Avenue. The bus lines run south on Broadway and onto 7th Avenue at 44th Street.

M42 and M104 buses head cross-town on 42nd Street. The M104 also travels north on 8th Avenue and south on Broadway above 42nd Street.

From Uptown: the M5 bus makes local stops along 5th Avenue to 31st  Street.
From Downtown: the M55 bus makes local stops along 6th Avenue to 44th Street.

M7 bus line heads south on 7th Avenue and north on 6th Avenue.

M27 bus line runs cross-town on 49th/50th Streets, and then south on 7th Avenue and north on 8th Avenue.

Note: If you are having trouble finding a taxi on 42nd Street, walk a half block west to Port Authority on 8th Avenue, where you'll find a taxi stand.

Lounges & Concessions

You might not expect such an exclusive, lavish space to exist above a Broadway theatre, but the luxurious design of the Penthouse Lobby on the fifth floor makes it a unique and inviting space ideal for a pre-show drink in a souvenir cup and light bite away from the crowds of Times Square. Bright windows and access to a deck overlooking 43rd Street create an enticing atmosphere in the heart of the theatre district exclusively for the pleasure of our audience members.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found is located in the theatre manager's office. Please see any house staff member for assistance, or phone 212.719.9393.