When it opened in 1972, the then Uris Theatre was the first large Broadway theater erected since the Earl Carroll in 1931. Designed by set designer Ralph Alswang, it is located at the front of a large office building.
In 1983, during the Tony Awards, the venue was renamed after famed composer George Gershwin.
Other notesHandicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity1933
- There are restrooms on the orchestra level of the theatre, also a concession stand.The Gershwin is home to the Theater Hall of Fame.
- I-Caption (hand-held captioning system for the deaf and hearing-impaired), Show-Trans (automated multilingual descriptive commentary), Audio Description for the Blind (detailed description of all the visual aspects). To reserve call: 212-582-7678
- Air Conditioned
- Wheelchair Seating Available
- Assisted listening system available