Due to the overwhelming response to Untapped Cities’ tour of New York City’s Times Square Theater, a new time slot has been added! The Times Square Theater is a rare relic of the area’s past, it is the last remaining property to be redeveloped along 42nd Street. This historic theater, which has sat abandoned for many years, is currently in the beginning stages of a $100 million redevelopment project and slated to re-open in 2020 as a 52,000 square foot retail, entertainment and restaurant property. For now, the theater retains many of its original architectural details from its 1920 design and construction. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can join a special free tour of the theater on March 7th to get a first hand look at the historical remnants before they are removed from the site for restoration.
DATE: Thursday, March 7, 2019 4:45PM-5:30PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! (Optional food and drink at Patrick’s not included)
CAPACITY: 20 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
THINGS TO KNOW: This is an active construction site so please wear closed toe shoes.
REGISTRATION: Open now!
The tour will be led by Armen Boyajian, Executive VP of Stillman Development International. On the tour guests will step through a temporary construction door into what would have been the stage and back of house. Walking into a sea of scaffolding, the guests will suddenly realize they’re standing under the proscenium arch and in the orchestra seats. They will then head to the back of the auditorium, up the stairs and see the stage from the balcony seats, and go even further up to a temporary level just feet beneath the dome to see the plaster details up close. Finally, guests will go out onto the exterior colonnade and look onto 42nd Street. After the tour, guests are invited to mingle and take advantage of a special happy hour drink deal for an old New York-inspired cocktail and beer at the nearby restaurant, Patricks!
Learn more about the redevelopment of the Times Square Theater here!
Rendering Courtesy of Stillman Development International
Times Square Theater c. 1920. Photo courtesy Beyer Blinder Belle