How Should I Dress For A Broadway Show?

Answer: There is no dress code for Broadway shows.

Some people like to dress up and make a night of it, and some people will go in jeans.

While we highly encourage you to dress up – Broadway is a special treat, after all – you will be admitted to your show as long as you have a ticket.

What do you wear to the theater?

Wear: your Sunday best(ish)

But going to the theater is supposed to be a special treat, and many theaters are old and grand; dressing down just doesn’t feel right when you’re in a stately, beautiful building. Don a pair of dress pants and a collared shirt or sweater, or wear a dress or skirt ensemble.

What should I wear to Hamilton on Broadway?

Dark jeans or pants with a button down shirt, camisole, or sundress/cocktail dress would probably be the most appropriate attire. I saw Hamilton in New York in January so whatever I wore was covered up by a down coat, a fleece, 2 sweatshirts, a scarf, etc.

How do you dress for a Broadway matinee?

Dress respectfully.

Instead, think about what you would wear to a nice dinner, or a night out on the town. Regardless of whether you are attending a matinee or an evening show, wearing jeans is perfectly acceptable.

Can you wear jeans to Broadway?

Answer: There is no dress code for Broadway shows. Some people like to dress up and make a night of it, and some people will go in jeans. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that like movie theaters, Broadway shows can be very highly air conditioned in the summer, so bring a sweater.

What is theater etiquette?

Theater Etiquette. Arrive early. If you are late, you may be held in the lobby until an appropriate time for seating. Latecomers disturb performers and audience members, so it is best to arrive about 30 minutes prior to showtime. All bags will be checked prior to entering the theater.

How should I dress for a Broadway play?

There is no dress code. You’ll see people wearing everything from shorts (in the summer) or jeans up to suits and dresses. In my personal experience of seeing several hundred Broadway shows, it’s often obvious that the people who are most dressed up are out-of-town tourists who rarely go to the theater.

How long is Hamilton on Broadway?

The running time of Hamilton is 2 hours and 50 minutes, with one intermission.

Where should I eat before a Broadway show?

The Best Places to Eat and Drink Before and After a Broadway Show

  • City Kitchen. 700 8th Avenue at W 44th Street.
  • Patzeria Perfect Pizza. 231 W 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue.
  • LOS TACOS No.1. 229 W 43rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenue.
  • 5 Napkin Burger.
  • Southern Hospitality.
  • Rattle N Hum.
  • Sardi’s.
  • Joe Allen.

What do you wear to a Broadway opening night?

Formal wear reigns on opening night, so deck yourself out in a suit or formal dress. In recent years, more quirky style choices have become acceptable, but even with more creative fashion, keep it dressy – jeans, sneakers, and sundresses are still no-gos.

What do you wear to the theater in NYC?

If the weather is cooler, wear dress pants or a long, brightly colored dress. In New York, comfortable shoes are a must, since you’ll likely find yourself walking quite a bit. Jeweled sandals or flat leather boots are stylish and appropriate.

What should I wear to the Lion King Broadway?

Jeans and sneakers are fine! People wear everything from evening gowns to t-shirts and flip-flops on Broadway. I usually go somewhere in the middle- “dressy casual”- nice pants or a skirt.

Are backpacks allowed in Broadway theaters?

If you can, try not to bring large backpacks or shopping bags to the theatre. Rows in a Broadway house (theatre) are often close together, and seats can feel snug. Plus, all bags will be searched by security as you enter the theatre. The less baggage the better.

Is there food at Broadway shows?

Most Broadway theaters do allow food at your seat (meaning snacks, not, say, a large pizza), but most Off-Broadway theaters do not (except in the lobby). Both Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters usually sell concessions, though security probably won’t stop you from bringing a candy bar in your purse.

Can I wear shorts to a Broadway show?

Unfortunately, not many people really “dress up” for Broadway any more. I attend shows frequently – and really – anything goes. (Yes, people wear shorts and sandals in the summer.) However, if you want to choose fancy dressing and plan a very special evening for yourself, go for it!