Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Signature Center

480 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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About the Venue

The Griffin is a one-of-a-kind performance venue with an inherent theatricality and dynamism. Crafted plywood panels frame the proscenium and wrap around the balcony front, creating a ceiling under the lighting bridges above the audience. Each wood panel is stained a deep chocolate brown that fades to black as the lights come down on the audience. The panels are acoustically engineered to fill the house with full, clear, and rich sound.

Modeled after a miniature opera house, The Griffin features boxes so close to the stage audience members can almost reach out and touch the actors. Whether in the orchestra or in the balcony, The Griffin immerses its audience in the world of the play.

The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre was named for Dr. Griffin by her son and daughter-in-law John and Amy Griffin. Dr. Griffin was a prolific scholar and noted educator who was the author of Shakespeare’s Women in Love, among many other books, including one featuring former Signature Playwright-in-Residence Arthur Miller.


Conveniently located in the lobby adjacent to all three theaters, the Signature Café + Bar offers light, delicious fare and a full bar. Meet friends for lunch and late night happy hour specials. Enjoy a pre-show snack or post-show drink and dessert.

Know Before You Go

Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices for each theater per ADA requirements. Devices can be found in the central lobby prior to every performance.
Wheelchair Access
Fully wheelchair accessible.
Restrooms are located in accessible areas.
Accessible Seating
Accessible seats are available for each performance.
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