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Neil Simon Theatre

250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
Accessible Seating
Hearing Assistance

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COVID-19 Safety Policies

This theatre has established COVID-19 safety measures (full details) including, but not limited to, wearing masks.

Theater Information


Entrance is on street level 52nd street between Broadway and 8th Avenues.

Hearing Assistance

Infrared headsets for sound augmentation are available at the theater, free of charge. Photo identification is required as a deposit.

Elevators and Escalators

There is no elevator or escalator to the Mezzanine, which is only accessible by stairs.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair locations are available in the Orchestra section of the theater (pending availability).


One wheelchair-accessible restroom on the Orchestra level (house left), as well as wide stalls in the male and female restrooms.

Accessible Seating

People with limited mobility, hearing and vision disabilities have special seating options available.

Coat Check

This theater does not provide coat check.


The Neil Simon Theatre opened in 1927 as The Alvin. It was built by producers Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedly and designed by Herbert J. Krapp. The producers lost the theater during the Great Depression, at which point it was used by CBS as a radio studio. It became a legitimate theater again after the departure of CBS in the mid-1940s

It was purchased by the Shubert Organization in 1975, and in 1983 it was renamed after playwright Neil Simon.

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers are seated at suitable breaks in the performance in conveniently reachable seat locations at the discretion of management.


One bar on the Orchestra, Mezzanine, and lower level where refreshments can be purchased. Bars begin serving 30 mins before performance.

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