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Times Square Arts Center

303 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 40.757279 -73.989852
at Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-586-7829 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Comedy Club, Live Music, Private Party Space

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Vary nightly depending on events, see calendar or call for details.

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

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This venue is closed.

The Times Square Arts Center, the latest resident of the massive space at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, previously housed both a Laugh Factory and famed strip joint Show World. Despite efforts at an image overhaul, the interior maintains Show World’s gaudy design theme, a black-and-red color scheme that continues throughout the venue. The mezzanine-level walls are still outfitted with mirrored tiles that form dizzying diamond patterns, echoed on the two full service bars. The space has five fully equipped theaters, four of which can accommodate 80 or more patrons. The main theater accommodates 325 patrons; the other spaces, 80 to 140. In addition to maintaining the old décor, the Times Square Arts Center continues the Laugh Factory’s tradition of hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for hungry locals. Tickets to most shows are $20 and carry a two-drink minimum, so performances do not come cheap.