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Address: 250 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-5802
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Small and great for interaction

This is a small theatre, just right for a musical like 'Cats' as the cats come prowling among the audience. If you are sitting in the front orchestra seats, you almost feel you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gourock, United Kingdom
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small theatre, just right for a musical like 'Cats' as the cats come prowling among the audience. If you are sitting in the front orchestra seats, you almost feel you are part of the show.

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hit the lottery in attending an early afternoon performance of CATS!!! Had an excellent seat but there is not "bad" seat in the theater. The theater acoustic were fabulous, the performance was fantastic. I give a standing ovation to the cast, they were awesome from their costumes to their authentic cat like movements each and every cast member were perfect... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw Cats here with 3rd row seats with my 12 year old daughter. They have cushions for the smaller people to allow them to see the production. Huge Props for the cushion seats. The theatre is quaint but very good. Acoustics are great. Will go again.

Thank ldiastx
Luray, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went and saw the musical Cats. The theater is very nice. The lighting is great and the sound was perfect. You could hear and understand the Actors even over the music. Drinks were a little high but you did get a souvenir cup. My only complaint and it's very small is that the rows of seats are close together. A... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Saw Cats. Dancing was extraordinary. Andrew Lloyd Webber music was fantastic as expected. Frustration was that I am of average height for an American man - and I my legs felt jammed in. These old theaters are built for little people.

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The Cats musical was very good. Good performance of the Cats cast. Live supported by the orchestra. Overall a very good experience. Small intimate theater.

Thank CVS070
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a very romantic surprise trip to the city with my spouse for Valentine's Day weekend and we had an absolutely amazing time! The entire experience was magical and we cannot wait to do it all again very soon. I've always wanted to see Cats in particular and we were not disappointed and were devastated when they stopped... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

On the February fourth, I went to the musical Cats. The personnal was really kind, a lot of informations about the seats, the show, etc... The sound was really good, I had a incredible time. The dancers, singers was very talented and the set very elaborate. Restroom clean. I recommend this show and this theater.

Thank Justine L
Hampton, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

What an awesome experience to see CATS in this theatre! The set design, the cast, and the music were incredible. The atmosphere was energetic and full of excitement. Mostly we noticed that the acoustics in this theatre was rich and powerful. We loved every minute!

Thank pennypbj
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I got to see Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre: This show has it all, phenomenal dancing (tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary) a cast with amazing voices and a psychedelic story line. It's everything that Broadway has to offer! So glad Cats came back to Broadway and to the Neil Simon theatre. This venue is great. We sat row D... More 

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