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Neil Simon Theatre

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


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


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. Home to such hits as Company, Annie, Hairspray, Angels in America and the upcoming production of The Cher Show.

Dressing Code

No required dresscode but clothing should be comfortable and appropriate

Late Seating Policy

Latecomers will be seated 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


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

Water Fountain

Hearing Assistance

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

Elevators and Escalators

There is no elevator or escalator to the mezzanine. The mezzanine is only accessible by using stairs.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair locations are available in the orchestra section of the theatre (pending availability). You may purchase one wheelchair and three

Air Conditioning

The theatre is air-conditioned during the summer months.


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

Accessible Seating

Limited mobilty, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing guests have seating options available

Coat Check

Not Available