Stage 42 (known as the Little Shubert Theatre until July 2015) is a theatre in New York City on Theatre Row, about half a mile west of Broadway. Its address is 422 West 42nd Street, between 9th Avenue and Dyer Avenue. It was built in 2002 and has a seating capacity of 499, counting as an Off-Broadway theatre (fewer than 500 seats).Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Stage 42 by using our New York City road trip planning app.
The Little Shubert was the first Off-Broadway theatre in New York built from the ground up, and the first to be owned by the Shubert Organization. Built as part of a residential tower and opened in 2002, the Little Shubert was the first new theatre built by the Shubert Organization in New York City since 1928, when the Ethel Barrymore opened on West 47th Street. Features of Stage 42 include an auditorium with stadium seating providing proximity to the stage. The stage itself and the orchestra pit are comparable in size to the dimensions of many Broadway theatres.
Stage 42 is one of the largest Off Broadway theatres but has proven to be an expensive venue to mount shows, partly due to contracts with theatrical unions. In 2011, theater producers speculated that Stage 42 might become a Tony-eligible Broadway house, by the addition of one seat to bring it to the 500 seat minimum required for Tony eligibility; this has not happened, as going to 500 seats would require negotiating new contracts with the unions, raising costs further.
Stage 42 Reviews
Loved Fiddler on the roof in Yiddish. Amazing show. Theater was comfortable. Staff was.....brusque but nice about it. more »
I really think this is a great venue for seeing almost any stage play. Sight lines are clear from anywhere. And it's on 42nd Street! The theater is owned by the Shubert Organization and is used for... more »
Terrific space, not a blocked or partial view to be found. We saw the current show, "Fiddler on the Roof" (performed in Yiddish, and transplanted from the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan). The staff if the theatre are very friendly, security check was thorough, but not "airport intrusive." If you're at all interested in whatever is performing there, you will have an enjoyable experience there based on my experience with the facility. As for how much you like the show ("Fiddler..." or whatever follows it) is entirely up to you!!
What a great theater! Excellent view from all seats, very open and nice.
Plan your trip to New York City
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in New York City
See all ›
See all ›
Parks in New York City
See all ›
Nearby attractions in New York City
Plans in New York City by other users
2 days in New York City BY A USER FROM JAPAN June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 6 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, teens, popular sights Preferences: September, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, romantic, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 45 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium