The Town Hall

123 West 43rd Street
Town Hall was founded by a vibrant group of suffragists (The League for Political Education) whose fight for the 19th Amendment led them to build a meeting space to educate people on the important issues of the day. That space, which became The Town ... more
Town Hall was founded by a vibrant group of suffragists (The League for Political Education) whose fight for the 19th Amendment led them to build a meeting space to educate people on the important issues of the day. That space, which became The Town Hall, was designed by renown architects, McKim, Mead & White, to reflect the democratic principles of the League. Box seats were eliminated and no seats had an obstructed view giving birth to the term "NOT A BAD SEAT IN THE HOUSE." During completion of the building the 19th Amendment was passed (women's right to vote), and on January 12, 1921 The Town Hall opened its doors and took on a double meaning: as a symbol of the victory sought by its founders, and as a spark for a new, more optimistic climate.

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Theater District Description

The Town Hall is located in the Theater District neighborhood of Manhattan. For Broadway fans, dining and staying in and around the theater district is a must. Depending on whom you ask, the theater district spans approximately from Sixth to Eighth Avenues between 41st and 54th Streets. From the hustle of the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the bustle of 42nd Street and Times Square, much of New York's dazzling vibrancy and energy emanates from this area.

Below we offer our advice on favorite places:

HOTELS:
Right at the crossroads of Times Square you'll find the Hilton Times Square, with its stunning views and close proximity to all the boogie of Broadway. A block north and east takes you the charming boutique hotel called the Casablanca, with just 48 rooms and a private rooftop deck beloved for its views of the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. One block west and across from the New York Times headquarters is the 45-story Westin Times Square, linked to the E-Walk entertainment and retail complex.

West 44th Street has a number of great hotels, including the Art Deco Millennium Broadway, the luxurious French-American Sofitel and Ian Schrager-designed boutique hotel Royalton just across the street.

A block north and close to Eighth Avenue you'll find the well-known budget hotel, the Milford Plaza known also as the "lullaby of Broadway." Right at Broadway the perennial favorite Marriott Marquis has a soaring atrium and glass elevators. Just north you'll find the chic and trendy W New York Times Square, and further east the even more chic and über-trendy Night Hotel.

Back to Broadway a just a block north around 46th Street is the convenient and comfortable Doubletree Guest Suites, which is a great option for families. A bit further west on 46th Street is another stylish Ian Schrager gem, the Paramount; to the east you'll find a stunning inspiration in The Muse.

A final recommendation is just slightly outside the Theater District, but so close, so impressive, and overlooking the New York Public Library. Called the Bryant Park Hotel, it indeed has a wonderful view of popular Bryant Park as well. Click HERE for a complete list of hotels in the Theater District.

RESTAURANTS
With dozens of fine dining, casual, ethnic and fast-food restaurants to choose from, the Theater District is a food mecca. Remember to let your server know if you have theater tickets and need to finish your meal in a set period of time!

First off, the block of West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues is well-known as Restaurant Row for its many offerings and wide variety of cuisines. Here you will find everything from traditional steakhouse fare at Broadway Joe to Italian Jewish cuisine at Lattanzi, to a great selection of beers and world cuisine at Joshua Tree.

All around the theater district are big theme restaurants, ranging from ESPN Zone to the perennial favorite for barbecue Virgil’s. Enjoy excellent and quick Chinese food at Ollie’s. If great steak is your thing, head to the Palm or Ruths Chris. Other wonderful pre-theater possibilities include DB Bistro Moderne for excellent French bistro fare and the splendid new American cuisine at Thalia.

If you crave great ethnic food and want to go a bit further afield, superb Ethiopian cuisine can be had at Queen of Sheba, and right nearby visit Hallo Berlin for a taste of Germany. One of our favorite all-American locales, The Pony Bar offers a few modest dishes to complement its dozens of superb craft beers.

Your options certainly aren't limited to Restaurant Row or luxury restaurants. Obviously in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, you’ll find the chain restaurants you see all over America, some with supersize versions such as Chevy’s and Red Lobster. Happy dining!

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123 West 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036
(212) 840-2824
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Located at 123 West 43rd Street. The Box Office is open 12 noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Box Office accepts cash and credit cards ($1.50 fee per transaction).

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Joanne McNally

Joanne McNally

02/03/2023 08:00 PM
Fri, February 03
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Located at 123 West 43rd Street. The Box Office is open 12 noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Box Office accepts cash and credit cards ($1.50 fee per transaction).
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Joanne McNally

Joanne McNally

02/04/2023 08:00 PM
Sat, February 04
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Located at 123 West 43rd Street. The Box Office is open 12 noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Box Office accepts cash and credit cards ($1.50 fee per transaction).
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The Queen's Six: From Windsor With Love

The Queen's Six: From Windsor With Love

02/14/2023 08:00 PM
Tue, February 14
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Located at 123 West 43rd Street. The Box Office is open 12 noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Box Office accepts cash and credit cards ($1.50 fee per transaction).
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The Queen's Six: From Windsor With Love

The Queen's Six: From Windsor With Love

02/15/2023 08:00 PM
Wed, February 15
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Located at 123 West 43rd Street. The Box Office is open 12 noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Box Office accepts cash and credit cards ($1.50 fee per transaction).
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Judy Collins

Judy Collins

02/25/2023 08:00 PM
Sat, February 25
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Located at 123 West 43rd Street. The Box Office is open 12 noon to 6PM, Monday through Saturday. The Box Office accepts cash and credit cards ($1.50 fee per transaction).
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All aboard! The hilarious @jomcnally brings her critically acclaimed show "The Prosecco Express" to The Town Hall Fri Feb 3 and Sat. Feb 4! Saturday is SOLD OUT! Friday is selling fast, so get yours now! Tickets:
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https://t.co/F4Myu209Xc 22 Hours Ago

Tue. Sep. 16. Clannad - In A lifetime: The Farewell. The multi-award winning band fuses elements of traditional Irish music and more contemporary folk, new age and rock to create a beautifully unique and ethereal sound. On sale Thu, Feb 2 Tickets:
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https://t.co/4E5WwlnO7l Yesterday at 9:01 PM

On sale now! May 13, spend An Evening with John Butler at The Town Hall! See the John Butler Trio frontman live in the heart of NYC! Tickets:
https://t.co/7HjhgTOurA
https://t.co/omNTcmeFEx Fri at 6:41 PM

Dionne Warwick, 6x Grammy winner, presents Hits! The Musical - Pure joy w/ extraordinary singing, spectacular dancing, hundreds of costume changes and state of the art lighting and sound that will leave you singing & dancing in the aisles on March 9! Tix:
https://t.co/NZGfBKJnDX
https://t.co/h7TGrh4CxL Thu at 2:03 PM

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