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Gershwin Theatre

222 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
Accessible Seating
Hearing Assistance


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.

Dressing Code

There is no dress code at this theater. For all performances, attire should be comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.

Late Seating Policy

The seating procedure for later comers does depend on the seat section. Typically, late comers who are seated in the Front Orchestra are held until about 20 minutes after the performance begins; Then are escorted to their seats.


There are two bars located on the second floor and two bars located on the fourth floor. Water is the only beverage permitted in the auditorium unless the soda is in the capped cup available at the bar.


You may enter through the arcade between 50th and 51st Streets. Double doors or revolving doors into lobby.

Water Fountain

Located in the Rear Orchestra and another in the Front Mezzanine.

Hearing Assistance

Headsets for sound augmentation are available free of charge. A Photo ID is required as a deposit. Copper Induction Loop is also available.

Elevators and Escalators

There are elevators and escalators which go to every floor.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair seating is available in the rear Orchestra and section and in the Mezzanine, accessible by elevator.

Air Conditioning



Women's and Men's Restrooms are both located on the Mezzanine level, accessible both without any steps.

Accessible Seating

Last row of Orchestra and Row D of Front Mezzanine, which are accessible by elevator without steps. Front Orchestra is only reached by steps

Coat Check

Service is available to guest during the winter months. No bags or luggage is allowed to be checked.