Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Long is the Show?

The Fantasticks is 2 hours and 5 minutes long with a 15 minute intermission.

Where is Will Call?

You may pick up your tickets one half hour before the show at the third floor box office.

Premium Seats?

A limited number of premium seats are available at each performance, check for availability at or call us at 212.921.7862 to secure your seats.

How do I contact the Box Office?

Please call 212.921.7862, or visit us at 210 W. 50th Street.

Student Rush?

Check in with our Box Office for our student rush program. Be sure to bring your ID!


Special rates are available from groups of 8 or more persons. Please call us at 212.921.7862 to get great seats at a great price for your party.

Food and Drinks?

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase and may be brought into the theater. Adult beverages such as wine, beer and various liquors are also available for purchase with valid ID.

Dress code / Coat check?

There is no dress code at The Fantasticks and there is no coat check either.


The Theater Center is accessible via our 50th street entrance elevator. Our theaters are outfitted with wireless RF Assistive Listening Systems. Please notify the box office if you require additional assistance.

Is The Fantasticks appropriate for families/children?

Yes. Terry Teachout of Arts Journal has described the show as "the most child-friendly show currently playing in the new york theater district. It 's lively, squeaky-clean and not too long, and anyone old enough to watch a love story is old enough to enjoy it." Please note that children under 5 won't be permitted in the theater.

Can we meet the actors after the show?

Yes, the actors are often available for meet and greets and photos after the performance in the lobby of the Jerry Orbach Theater. There is no guarantee that they will be available after every show, but they love their fans and do their best to make themselves accessible.

What is The Jerry Orbach Theater?

The Jerry Orbach Theater, located on the third floor of the Center, is home to The Fantasticks and is named in honor of the late Jerry Orbach. Orbach, star of tv, film, and stage, originated the role of El Gallo when the The Fantasticks opened in 1960. Learn more about Jerry Orbach.

How do I contact The Fantasticks for press purposes?

Please send all press inquiries to press[at]thetheatercenter[dot]com, or call 212.262.4637 during regular business hours.

How can I keep up with The Fantasticks online?

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