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Neil Simon Theatre

250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY
Accessible Seating
Yes
Hearing Assistance
Yes
Capacity
1428

Subway

50th St
59th St - Columbus Circle
50th St
47th-50th Sts - Rockefeller Ctr
59th St - Columbus Circle
57th St

About

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.

Dressing Code

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

Late Seating Policy

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

Concessions

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

Entrance

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).

Air Conditioning

This theater is air-conditioned during the summer months.

Restrooms

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.

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