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August Wilson Theatre


Address:
245 W. 52nd Street
(between Broadway & 8th Avenue)
Capacity: Approx. 1,222
Access: Wheelchair spaces available on the orchestra level through a designated access door
Owned by: Jujamcyn Theatres
Status: Broadway Theatre

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The theatre has gone through a number of name changes. It originally opened as the Guild Theatre in 1925 and went on to be used as a Radio Playhouse (WOR Mutual Radio) from 1943 to 1950. From the 50s onwards, it once again became a theatre and operated under the name of the Anta Playhouse (aka Anta Theatre). In 1981, it was re-christened the Virginia Theatre, before assuming its present name on 16th October 2005 - just two weeks after the death of the American playwright August Wilson.


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