What to Wear to a Broadway Show: 8 Chic Outfits for the Theater

Whether you’re going to see a musical spectacular on Broadway or an under-the-radar off Broadway show, seeing live theater in New York City is a special experience. Although there is no formal dress code detailing the dos and don’ts of theater dressing, the occasion warrants an ensemble that is more dressed up and glamorous than your usual day-to-day outfits. Here, we turned to celebrities and tastemakers for some style inspiration. From floral frocks and chic pant suits to sports coats and stylish hats, we’ve got your theater outfit situation covered this spring.

For Her
Floral Dress

As we dive into the warmer months, a flirty, floral confection like Blake Lively’s will perfectly complement the glamorous interiors of NYC theaters. Complete the feminine look with a classic pair of pumps.

Floral Coat

Drape a lush floral coat over a bright-colored dress like Margo and Me blogger Jenny Bernheim to keep you warm when catching a nighttime show. Pair the outfit with heeled sandals to play up the fresh, springtime vibe.

Pants Suit

Model Emily Ratajkowski proves you can never go wrong with a classic black pants suit. It’s polished and powerful, yet undeniably sexy. Add a unique twist to the look with sparkly earrings.

Crop Top and Pencil Skirt

Have some fun with your theater look and recreate Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge’s colorful crop top and figure-flattering skirt combo. Throw on a coat in a contrasting hue if you get chilly.

For Him
Sports Jacket and Denim Shirt

We love the way actor Rami Malek dresses up his casual denim button-up shirt with a sports jacket layered over it. The look effortlessly transitions from a day at the office to a night on Broadway.

Khaki Trench Coat with Jeans and Sneakers

For a more laid-back look, elevate your basic jeans and sneakers with a khaki trench coat. The ensemble is stylish and cool without trying too hard.

All Black Suit

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Let's take this year by the balls. Cheers.

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Just like a little black dress never goes out of style, an all-black suit as seen here on The Big Bang Theory actor Kunal Nayyar looks good for every occasion. All the cool kids at the theater will be jealous of your style.

Coat and Hat

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There’s something about a grey coat and a handsome hat that feels so right for a theater show in the big city. Actor Tyler Blackburn’s dashing outfit has an old-fashioned vibe, but still feels fresh and modern.

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