Hudson Theatre
10:00 am
11:30 am
1:00 pm
J.B. McElfatrick & Son and Israels & Harder, 1903; Renovation, Martinez & Johnson, 2017

Originally founded in 1903, Hudson Theatre is Broadway’s oldest, and now newest, theatre and today survives as one of the last historic playhouses that symbolizes American theatre for both New York and the nation. In 2016, led by the Ambassador Theatre Group and the Millennium Hotel, the Landmarked, Beaux-Arts-style theatre underwent a complete interior and exterior renovation that aimed to restore the building to its original beauty, while providing historically-sensitive upgrades to accommodate the latest technologies in theatre design. The project included improvements to the theatre and amenities, including the box office, seats, back of house and stage facilities, and infrastructure. Specialty architectural features include a hand-woven Axminster carpet, as well as stunning glass ceiling domes and mosaic tile installations designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Normally open exclusively to theatre-goers, the building will be accessible on OHNY Weekend via reserved tours providing a behind the scenes look at the newly restored building. In addition to offering further details on the building’s unique history, the tours will provide a first-hand account of how this complex renovation project came together.

Sunday Tour Info: OpenDialogue tours with Eric Paris, general manager, and Jason Zubatkin of Zubatkin Owner Representation will last approximately 1 hr.


Reservations for this tour are now sold out. Interested in exploring grand Beaux-Arts interiors? You may also enjoy the Gould Memorial Library, which also features interior decoration by Louis Comfort Tiffany, and requires no reservations! Click on the site’s name to check out its Open Access listing.


Image credit: Jimmy Ryan