George Orwell's 1984 is written on a red cement wall with surveillance cameras.

Show Details

Performance Schedule


Run Dates

May 05, 2017 - October 09, 2017

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

1:41 hrs

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Show Description

Big Brother is watching.

Following four wildly successful U.K. runs, the new stage adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece comes to New York.

One of the most widely referenced and best known fiction titles of all time, 1984 has sold over 30 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 65 languages. Now, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have adapted this iconic novel into “a chilling, ingenious 101 minutes of theatre” (The London Times).

Audience Advisory

Production includes several loud noises and flashing lights.


Standard Tickets

Wheelchair seating and assistive listening devices are always available.

Phone: (212) 239-6200

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Theatre Details


Hudson Broadway Theatre
139 - 141 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: QM15, QM16, QM17 and QM18 – drops off at 44th Street & 6th Avenue

By Subway: Nearly all trains stop within 2 blocks of the theatre (FMBD on 6th Ave & 42nd Street and 1/2/3/N/R/Q/W/7/S at Broadway & 42nd Street)

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchairs: Wheelchair seating is located in the Orchestra only. For assistance, please call (646) 975-4626.

Seating: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra without steps. There are several small sets of stairs to get to the Dress Circle. There is 3 flights of stairs to the Balcony. Hand rails are available at every stepped seat row

Elevator\Escalator: There is an elevator that takes you from the main entrance to the Dress Circle level (There are several small sets of stairs to get to the Dress Circle).

Parking: Valet parking garage directly across from the theatre

Curb Ramps: Available in front of the venue.

Entrance: The main entrance is ADA Accessible.

Box Office: ADA Accessible ramp from sidewalk into Box Office; ADA Accessible window.

Restroom: There are ADA Accessible restrooms on the Orchestra and Dress Circle levels. There are a total of 27 toilets in the venue.

Water Fountain: A water fountain is available in the Dress Circle and the Balcony.

Telephone: There is complimentary public Wifi throughout the theatre.

Assisted Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Devices may be picked up in the Box Office lobby. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit.

Visual Assistance: For assistance with ADA seating, please call (646) 975-4626.

Folding Armrests: For assistance with ADA seating, please call (646) 975-4626.

Translation: None.

Reviews (3)

Yet the most forceful theatrical response to the administration is now on Broadway, with a nerve-jangling adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, which just opened at the Hudson Theatre. This harrowing production stages what might be the most famous picture of a totalitarian future, one that’s penetrated the lexicon (“Big Brother,” “double-think”) and subconscious of generations of readers because of its vision of perpetual war, constant surveillance, and state-sponsored lies.

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Picture fun, escapist summer fare. Now, picture the exact opposite — that would be the powerful but grueling stage version of “1984,” which has just opened on Broadway.

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Theatre is now officially engaged—or entrenched—with the age of President Donald Trump. After the attempted stage invasions and protests leveled against the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar, and theaters that just happened to have ‘Shakespeare’ in their name, comes Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stark, intense, and visually stunning adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984, which they have also directed.

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