Opening in 1997 as the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, the Lyric Theatre occupies the site of two previous theatres on 42nd Street, the Lyric and the Apollo. Although the theatre was fully renovated to a state-of-the-art degree in 1996, the historical significance and beauty of both its predecessors has been maintained, in accordance with the specially written guidelines for development by The New 42nd Street to “promote the preservation, restoration and reconstruction of the historically significant elements of each theatre.”

The mix of old and new traditions is what gives the Lyric Theatre its truly unique character. The venue was host to productions including Ragtime, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hot Feet, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Pirate Queen, and Mel Brooks’ musical Young Frankenstein under several different names before being taken under new ownership in 2014 and its original name re-instated.

Lyric Theatre

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To see the seating chart and find out about accessible seating, please see the Seating Chart page.