For decades, Manhattan’s Theatre District has been wowing ticket holders with world class productions. Colloquially known as Broadway, the district spans from Sixth to Eighth Avenues, between 41st and 54th Streets. Its streets are studded with fantastic hotels, including everything from luxe boutique establishments to family-friendly chains. There’s no shortage of food on offer, with the Theatre District serving up fine dining, fast-food and everything in-between.
Attending a Broadway show is a rite of passage, with more than 40 professional theatres located in the area. Beyond the razzle dazzle of its theatres, the district offers visitors a dynamic line-up of attractions. Time Square is the beating heart of the area, with attractions like Madame Tussauds, Hershey's, Macy’s, M&M's World and Sephora located nearby.
Times Square-42nd Street subway station is the major gateway, offering connections to Manhattan and beyond. City bus routes serve the area, with New York’s iconic yellow taxis dotting the busy streets. By far, the best way to soak up the razzle dazzle ambience of the Theatre District is by foot.
The Theatre District began to gain a reputation back in 1883 when the Metropolitan Opera House moved to West 39th Street and Broadway. This move set the trend and began to attract theatres and restaurants to the neighbourhood.