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Theatre District & Times Square

Manhattan, New York, NY, 10036
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Times Square & The Theatre District

Home an endless collection of musical and dramatic theaters, this New York neighborhood bustles 24-hours a day with bright lights, tasty dining, fun nightlife, and unbeatable shopping destinations. Whether you want to catch a movie or the biggest hits on Broadway like The Lion King or Phantom of the Opera, there's always something happening here. And don't miss the biggest party of them all during the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.

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24 - hours a day

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New Year's Eve Ball Drop

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  • Shopping
  • Dining
  • Live Entertainment
  • Movies
  • Broadway Theater

Broadway Theaters

If you love live musicals and theater, then this area of New York is your number one destination. Packed with over 40 theaters with at least 500 seats, you can catch anything from long-running shows like The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera to up-and-coming hits including comedies, dramas, and family-friendly shows. Times Square also is home to TKTS booth that offers daily discounts on select shows.

Times Square Nightlife

Buzzing with activity at any time of day, Times Square really heats up in the evening. From comedy clubs like Caroline’s on Broadway hosting the biggest names to live music at B.B. Kings Blues Club, there’s something for everyone here. You can also see jazz at Iridium Jazz Club and Swing 46 or catch everything from indie rock to country at Town Hall and Roseland Ballroom.

FAQs

  • What is the actual site of the New Year’s ball drop?

    1475 Broadway (near 42nd Street) is the home of the world-famous Times Square ball. The ball drops at exactly 11:59 pm for 60 seconds along a 140-foot flagpole. It’s covered in sparkling crystals, and you can view it year-round atop the building called One Times Square.
  • What area is considered the Theatre District?

    This neighborhood includes Times Square and runs along the Broadway thoroughfare that cuts from north to south, and then extends from West 40th Street to West 54th Street and in between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue.

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