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August Wilson Theatre — New York, NY


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.

Other notes

Handicap AccessibleYesHearing AssistanceYesCapacity1275
  • A wheelchair accessible restroom is located near the upper landing of the stair lift. Additional restrooms are located on the main level. A water fountain is located near the wheelchair accessible restroom. A pay phone is located in the outer lobby.
  • There are steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. An entrance on West 52nd Street has a stair lift that provides access to the orchestra level.
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wheelchair Seating Available
  • Assisted listening system available