245 West 52nd Street (Between Broadway and 8th Avenue)
New York NY 10019
Seating capacity (approximate) -1222 seats
Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are 8 steps down into the main entrance of the theatre from the sidewalk. However, there is an entrance via a Stair Lift that provides direct access from the entrance on 52nd Street to the Orchestra level. A person does not have to be confined to a wheelchair to use the lift. Upon arrival, please contact the uniformed custodian on duty in the Outer Lobby who will usher you to the Stair Lift. If the custodian is not present in the Outer Lobby, please ask the Box Office personnel to contact the manager. The Box Office is on the street level. If you require assistance, the custodian will be available to help you with the operation of the lift before and after the performance.
Orchestra Location: Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra via steps. There are 25 steps up from the main entrance of the theatre to the Orchestra level. However, there is an entrance via a Stair Lift that provides direct access from the entrance on 52nd Street to the Orchestra level. See Access Information above. Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.
Mezzanine Location: Located on the 2nd level: up 16 steps from the Orchestra. There is an additional 6 steps up from the Mezzanine lobby to the Mezzanine entrance (located behind row E), and an additional 19 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Please Note: On the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row
Important Notice: Broadway is currently closed to vehicular traffic from 42nd St to 47th Street.
Public Transportation/Parking: SUBWAY:
A, C, E - To 42nd Street, walk North to appropriate street.
N, Q, R, W - To 42nd Street, walk North to appropriate street.
B, D, F - To 42nd Street (at 6th Ave), walk West, and then North to appropriate street.
1, 2, 3 - To 42nd Street/Times Square and walk North to appropriate street.
4, 5, 6 - To 42nd Street, transfer to shuttle to Times Square and walk North. 7 - To Times Square and walk North to appropriate street.
C. Howard Crane and Kenneth Franzheim, architects. Built by the Theatre Guild after they outgrew the Garrick, but the new house proved unsatisfactory. They leased it to the WOR Mutual Network for use as a radio station in 1943. In 1950, the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) purchased the theatre. They remained there until 1981, when Jujamcyn bought the venue and named it the Virginia, then renamed it for playwright August Wilson in 2005.