School of Rock Broadway in New York, NY

Winter Garden Theatre 1634 Broadway New York, NY 10019
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Overview

Presented at Winter Garden Theatre, this exciting Broadway musical offers two hours and fifteen minutes of family-friendly fun. The story is based on the film of the same name and tells the tale of the substitute teacher and rock-star wannabe, Dewey Finn, and his discovery of a student’s musical talent. Finn enlists his class into forming a band and gets them to compete in Battle of the Bands.

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This high-energy musical featuring remarkable young musical talent will leave you speechless and amped up at the same time. Using the e-Ticket to pick up tickets at the box office is such an easy process. No standing in line or waiting around! A great show and experience for those who love to rock.

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Based on the hit film, School of Rock follows Dewey Finn (Alex Brightman in what The Hollywood Reporter calls “a hilarious, star-making performance”). A failed, wannabe rock star, Dewey decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

This high-octane smash delivers face-melting guitar riffs performed live by an incredibly talented cast of youngsters and touching romance in equally awesome doses! Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, School of Rock is a full-throttle tribute to the power of music. The Huffington Post raves, “Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical blows the roof off the theater!” and Time Out New York cheers, “School’s in – FOREVER!”

“For those about to love School of Rock, we salute you!” (Time Out New York). This hit Broadway musical is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Reuters raves ”Andrew Lloyd Webber has Broadway rocking!”

This show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes (1 intermission). Recommended for ages 8 years and up.

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Troy H
Fayetteville, North Carolina
"You've seen the movie and now love the play"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 21, 2018 NEW
It was fun. It was my 22 year old daughters first play and she loved it. The kids in the play were very professional and talented. Glad we seen it. Front row balcony are still the best seats at any play.
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David K
Fleet, United Kingdom
"The Children were unbelievable"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2018 NEW
We could not believe how good the children were. At times you forgot how young they were. This show is for everybody . We did not stop smiling, clapping, or laughing during this very uplifting 2 plus hours.
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Wanda C
Brooklyn, New York
"Second time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2018 NEW
We saw the show 2 years ago and loved it so much that we had to go see it again. This time, we went with 2 people that saw it for the first time. It was as great as the first time.
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toast1267
Glasgow, United Kingdom
"Fantastic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 13, 2018 NEW
I highly recommend seeing this show. It was reasonably priced compared to some of the other shows on broadway. I got the cheapest seats but I felt they were still really good!!! This show is amazing, the kids and other actors are all so talented. I would definitely go and see it if you get the opportunity. Only down side is wine at the theatre is 15 dollars a glass lol, but otherwise WONDERFUL
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Ocam R
Czech Republic
"Anniversary treat, flew to NYC to see the show !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 11, 2018 NEW
Just off Broadway north of Times Square NYC....This is a very dynamic show, full of energy. We had some doubts because the cast is 80% children and thought it might be just for kids, and the audience might be full of screamers, but the story is still adult, with a mixed cast and the evening show was great. The music is rocky style, nothing too dark, the kids actually play the instruments at a perfection standard and the story line is interesting, It's a feel-good show which had the audience give a standing ovation at the end.
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Frequently Asked Questions about School of Rock

Where is the theater located?
School of Rock is performed at the Winter Garden Theater located at 1634 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.

How long is the show?
The show is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission.

Is the Winter Garden Theater wheelchair accessible?

Yes, sections of our theater are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair locations and seats for companions are available in the orchestra section. There are no steps required to access this section of the theater.s

Can I bring my camera to the theater?

Absolutely no photography or video is allowed into the theater.

When should I arrive for my show?

The theater doors open approximately 45 minutes before the show. It is recommended that audiences arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show beginning to find their seats, browse the available show merchandise, and settle in before showtime.

Is this show appropriate for children?
Yes. The show is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted into the theater.

Are concessions available for purchase within the theater?

Yes. Soft drinks, water, cocktails, candy, and show merchandise (no food) are available for purchase at the Winter Garden Theater. No food is allowed into the theater.