Playbill’s Inside the Theatre captures the dazzling architecture and unseen details of the world’s most famous theatres, taking you inside all 40 of Broadway's currently-operating houses.
Presently named after the famed actor Helen Hayes, the Hayes Theater opened in 1912 as the Little Theatre, designed by Ingalls and Hoffman for producer Winthrop Ames. Originally built with 299 seats, it remains the smallest Broadway house. In 2018, the theatre re-opened with a new design by Tony Award winner David Rockwell under Second Stage Theatre.
The Helen Hayes Theater is currently home to Heidi Schreck’s Tony-nominated play, What The Constitution Means to Me, which continues its extedended run through August 24.
Flip through photos of the theatre below: