August Wilson Theatre

245 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
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About the Venue

The August Wilson Theatre was built in 1925 by the Theatre Guild to house its own productions under the name Guild Theatre. It was extensively renovated in the 1950s and renamed The ANTA. In 1981 it was renamed The Virginia in honor of Virginia M. Biger, who co-owned Jujamcyn Theaters.

In 2005 it took its current name after the playwright August Wilson. It was the first time that a Broadway theater had been named after an African-American.


Cocktails, non-alcoholic beverages, and light snacks are available for purchase.

Know Before You Go

On 52nd St, a stair lift provides wheelchair accessibility to the Orchestra level.
Water Fountain
The water fountain is located in the lower lobby, one flight down from the Orchestra.
Hearing Assistance
Assisted listening devices are available. An ID is required as a deposit.
Elevators and Escalators
This theater does not have elevators or escalators. A stair lift provides accessible entrance to the Orchestra level.
Wheelchair Access
The theater is not completely wheelchair accessible. Stair lift provides access to the Orchestra level.
Women's and Men's restrooms available; an accessible restroom is located at orchestra level near the stair lift.
Accessible Seating
Wheelchair seating is in the Orchestra only.
Coat Check
Coat and bag check are available.

Now Playing


Eddie Redmayne and Gayle Rankin star in the Broadway revival of Kander and Ebb's classic musical.

from $88.82
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