New Amsterdam Theatre

New York, New York, USA

This theatre is one of the most outstanding examples of Art Nouveau design in the United States. Built in 1903, the 1,800-seat theatre is a New York City landmark and is  listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to Disney’s major musical theatre productions and is equipped to accommodate their demanding technical needs. One of the design team’s greatest challenges was to integrate modern performance technology into a beautiful classic theatre without interfering with sightlines or the intricately restored finishes.

New Amsterdam Theatre
Credit: Whitney Cox
Owner

Disney Development Company

Architect

Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates | Herts & Tallant (1903 architect)

Acoustician

Jaffe Holden Scarbrough

Users

Walt Disney Theatrical Productions

Seat count

1800

Construction type

Renovation

Theatre type

Commercial, Multipurpose theatre

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

1997

Venue website

disneytheatricalsales.com/new_...

Credit: Whitney Cox
Credit: Whitney Cox

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