Guide to accessibility at Broadway theatres

Learn more about the accessible seating options, audio and visual devices, and other resources available for disabled patrons at every Broadway theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Broadway theatres welcome all people to experience the world of a show, regardless of ability or disability. To that end, Broadway shows offer various accessibility measures for patrons with limited mobility, hearing or vision loss, and sensory disabilities.

In addition to wheelchair-accessible seating, most frequently located on the orchestra level (ground level), there are other accessible seat types and devices available to allow any patron to fully enjoy the show.

To learn more about Broadway accessibility, we've provided answers to frequently asked questions and information on every theatre's accessibility measures below.

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Are Broadway theatres accessible?

All 41 Broadway theatres have accessibility measures, but they vary by theatre. Most offer accessible seating on the ground floor and assistive devices for those with hearing or vision loss. However, most do not have escalators or elevators.

What types of accessible seats are there?

There are various types of accessible seats at Broadway theatres. The types of seats available at each venue vary.

  • Wheelchair-accessible seats: These seats are removable to accommodate a wheelchair or a mobility scooter.
  • Aisle transfer seat: These seats are located on the aisle and have a removable handrest, providing extra space and making it easier to get in and out of the seat.
  • Companion seat: These seats, located next to or in front of a wheelchair or aisle transfer seat, are non-removable. These seats are used by companions of disabled patrons or for equipment a disabled patron may have, such as a mobility aid.
  • Vision- and hearing-accessible seating: Certain seats located close to the stage, where one can see and hear the action most clearly, may be designated as vision- and hearing-accessible.

Do Broadway shows have subtitles or audio descriptions?

Broadway shows generally do not have subtitles displayed or audio descriptions read during the performance. However, audience members can request audio description and captioning devices in advance.

After purchasing your tickets, reach out directly to the venue of your desired show to reserve a device for your performance. You may also request a device when you arrive at the theatre, but quantities may be limited.

Are accessibility devices at Broadway theatres free?

Most accessibility devices at Broadway theatres are available free of charge. Some venues charge a rental fee for translation devices. Some theatres recommend that you reserve one in advance of your show, however, as quantities may be limited.

How do I buy tickets for accessible seats on Broadway?

You can purchase tickets for all Broadway seat types on New York Theatre Guide. Our team is currently working on updating our seating charts to show which seats are accessible. In the meantime, you may check with the venue directly before making your purchase.

What accessibility resources are available at Broadway theatres?

Learn more about the accessibility at every Broadway theatre so you have all the information you need before attending a show. Click on the link to any venue's page to find more information about it and get tickets to the shows playing there now and soon,

To request further accessibility details or assistance upon arrival at your theatre, contact the venue directly.

Al Hirschfeld Theatre accessibility

The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located at 302 W. 45th St., on the corner of 45th Street and Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, audio induction neck loops, and infrared headsets.

Ambassador Theatre accessibility

The Ambassador Theatre is located at 219 W. 49th St., on the corner of 49th Street and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are two steps between the sidewalk and front entrance of the theatre. Wheelchair users can alert the box office staff upon arrival for access to the side entrance, which has no steps. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

August Wilson Theatre accessibility

The August Wilson Theatre is located at 245 W. 52nd St., between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There is a stair lift to bring patrons from the sidewalk level to the orchestra level of seating, and there is an elevator between the orchestra and Table Section 2 of the mezzanine. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, audio induction neck loops, and infrared headsets.

Barrymore Theatre accessibility

The Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 W. 47th St., between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Belasco Theatre accessibility

The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 W. 44th St. near the intersection with Sixth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are two steps between the sidewalk and front entrance of the theatre. Wheelchair users can alert the staff upon arrival for access to the side entrance, which has no steps. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre accessibility

The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre is located at 242 W. 45th St., near the intersection with Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Booth Theatre accessibility

The Booth Theatre is located at 222 W. 45th St., between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There is one step at the entrance to the theatre, but none on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Broadhurst Theatre accessibility

The Broadhurst Theatre is located at 235 West 44th St., between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers free wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Broadway Theatre accessibility

The Broadway Theatre is located at 1681 Broadway, near the intersection with 53rd Street.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Circle in the Square Theatre accessibility

The Circle in the Square Theatre is located at 235 W. 50th St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There is an escalator available between street level and orchestra level. Venue staff may also escort patrons to an accessible elevator and restroom.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: Assisted-listening devices are available upon arrival.

Eugene O'Neill Theatre accessibility

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre is located at 230 W. 49th St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre; the orchestra level of seating has steps to row T only. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is no accessible restroom in the theatre, but theatre staff are available to bring patrons to the Time Hotel next door, where there are accessible bathrooms.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, audio induction neck loops, infrared headsets, and translation devices in Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre accessibility

The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre is located at 236 W. 45th St. between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Gershwin Theatre accessibility

The Gershwin Theatre is located at 222 W. 51st St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre. There is an elevator available to take disabled patrons throughout the theatre. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is a wheelchair-accessible restroom on the second floor (orchestra level) and wide stalls on the fourth floor. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level, which require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app. There are also translation devices in German, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Mandarin, and Korean, available for a $10 rental fee.

Golden Theatre accessibility

The Golden Theatre is located at 252 W. 45th St. between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Hayes Theater accessibility

The Hayes Theater is located at 240 W. 44th St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are steps at the front entrance to the theatre and one step to the orchestra level, which otherwise has no stairs. Wheelchair users can request to enter through the stage door, where there are no steps. Accessible restrooms are available on the mezzanine and lower lobby levels, and an elevator is available to take patrons between the different levels of the theatre.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre is equipped with the Loop Assistive Listening System, which transmits sound to patrons' own hearing devices. Each production at the theatre also has one open-caption performance and one audio-description performance during the run; check with the venue to find out dates.

Hudson Theatre accessibility

The Hudson Theatre is located at 141 W. 44th St. between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There is an elevator available to take patrons between the orchestra and dress circle levels. There are accessible restrooms on the dress circle level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free assisted-listening devices.

Imperial Theatre accessibility

The Imperial Theatre is located at 249 West 45th St. near the intersection of Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

James Earl Jones Theatre accessibility

The James Earl Jones Theatre is located at 138 W. 48th St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are elevators to access the theatre's upper and lower levels, but there are steps within the mezzanine and balcony seating sections. All staircases have handrails. Accessible restrooms are available on the lower lounge, mezzanine, and balcony levels.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Lena Horne Theatre accessibility

The Lena Horne Theatre is located at 256 W. 47th St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level, which require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app.

Longacre Theatre accessibility

The Longacre Theatre is located at 220 W. 48th St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre accessibility

The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre is located at 205 W. 46th St. between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level, which require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app.

Lyceum Theatre accessibility

The Lyceum Theatre is located at 149 W. 45th St. between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Lyric Theatre accessibility

The Lyric Theatre is located at 214 W. 43rd St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: The theatre has an accessible entrance on 42nd St.; the main entrance is on 43rd St. There is an elevator available to take patrons between the orchestra and dress circle levels. There are accessible restrooms on the dress circle level.

The Lyric Theatre is a certified sensory-inclusive venue with designated “headphone zones” and “quiet areas.” Upon arrival to the theatre, patrons can check out sensory bags with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards, Sun/Strobe glasses, a KCVIP lanyard, and a weighted lap pad.

Accessible seating: ADA seating is available on the orchestra and dress circle levels.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free assisted-listening devices as well as downloadable captions, audio descriptions, and translations via the GalaPro app. Translations are available in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Japanese.

Majestic Theatre accessibility

The Majestic Theatre is located at 245 W. 44th St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. The theatre is currently closed for renovations; this article will be updated with its latest accessibility measures closer to reopening.

Marquis Theatre accessibility

The Marquis Theatre is located at 1535 Broadway, with the entrance located on 46th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There are escalators and elevators available within the Marriott Marquis hotel, in which the theatre is located, to bring patrons there. All restrooms are accessible. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level. All but the wheelchair seating requires the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app.

Minskoff Theatre accessibility

The Minskoff Theatre is located at 200 West 45th St. near the intersection of Seventh Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There is an elevator available to take patrons to the orchestra and mezzanine levels of seating. There are accessible restrooms on the orchestra and mezzanine levels. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level. All but the wheelchair seating require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app.

Music Box Theatre accessibility

The Music Box Theatre is located at 239 West 45th St between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

Nederlander Theatre accessibility

The Nederlander Theatre is located at 208 W. 41st St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level, and there are wide stalls in the mezzanine bathrooms. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level, which require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app.

Neil Simon Theatre accessibility

The Neil Simon Theatre is located at 250 W. 52nd St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level, and there are wide stalls in the mezzanine bathrooms. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level. There are also aisle transfer seats on mezzanine level, which require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app.

New Amsterdam Theatre accessibility

The New Amsterdam Theatre is located at 214 W. 42nd St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps between the sidewalk and the accessible seats on the orchestra level. All other sections of the theatre require the use of staircases with handrails. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level, and there are wide stalls in the mezzanine bathrooms. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, sound augmentation headsets, and T-Coil loops. An in-depth description of the scenery and characters is also played on loop 30 minutes before each performance; that description can also be accessed on demand.

Aladdin, which is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre, offers an ASL-intepreted performance and sensory-friendly performance once each per year; check with the venue to find out dates.

Palace Theatre accessibility

The Palace Theatre is located at 1564 Broadway, at the intersection with 47th Street.

Theatre accessibility: There is an elevator available to take patrons to all levels of the venue. There are accessible restrooms on levels 2-6. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating all levels. Vision/hearing-accessible seating is available on orchestra level. All but wheelchair seating require the use of stairs to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free assisted-listening devices.

Richard Rodgers Theatre accessibility

The Richard Rodgers Theatre is located at 226 W. 46th St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre; the orchestra level of seating has steps to rows K-X. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level. Service animals are allowed.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app. There is also an induction loop for patrons with a telecoil; you can set your device to "T" for access.

Samuel J. Friedman Theatre accessibility

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is located at 261 W. 47th St., near the intersection with Eighth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: There is an elevator available to take guests to all levels of the theatre. There are also staircases with handrails. There are accessible restrooms on the lower lobby and upper mezzanine levels. Service animals are allowed.

Additionally, there is a motorized lift available to take patrons to select orchestra seats in rows AA-F if they have difficulty with stairs.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating and aisle transfer seating on the orchestra and mezzanine levels. There are also vision/hearing-accessible seats on orchestra level. All but the wheelchair seats require the use of stairs to access. Those who have difficulty with stairs but do not need an ADA-accessible seat should purchase seats in orchestra Row P, premier circle Row AA, or mezzanine Row F.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, T-coil loops, and Braille and large-print programs. Please note that captioning and audio descriptions are available beginning 3 weeks after opening night; all other devices are available at all performances.

Productions at the theatre also designate select performances as open-caption or audio-description performances. Check with the venue to find out dates.

Shubert Theatre accessibility

The Shubert Theatre is located at 225 W. 44th St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There are no wheelchair-accessible restrooms; one is available across the street on the 4th floor of the Sardi Building, accessible via elevator. Staff are available for assistance in crossing the street.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

St. James Theatre accessibility

The St. James Theatre is located at 246 W. 44th St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre; the orchestra level of seating has steps to rows Q-T only. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free audio induction neck loops and infrared headsets.

Stephen Sondheim Theatre accessibility

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre is located at 124 W. 43rd St. between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.

Theatre accessibility: All levels of the theatre are accessible by elevator except the house left box. There are also staircases with handrails. There is an accessible restroom on the second level of the venue.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating and aisle transfer seating on the orchestra and mezzanine levels. Some of the mezzanine transfer seats require steps to access.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices and loops, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app. Please note that captions and audio descriptions are not available until a few weeks after opening night; check with the theatre for availability.

Studio 54 accessibility

Studio 54 is located at 254 W. 54th St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: The orchestra and lower lounge levels of the theatre are accessible by elevator. There are also staircases with handrails. There are accessible restrooms in the lobby and on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating on the orchestra level and aisle transfer seating on the orchestra and mezzanine levels.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices and loops, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app. Please note that captions and audio descriptions are not available until a few weeks after opening night; check with the theatre for availability.

Productions at Studio 54 also have designated ASL-interpreted performances. Call 212-740-3087 for more information and dates.

Todd Haimes Theatre accessibility

The Todd Haimes Theatre is located at 227 W. 42nd St. between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: All levels of the theatre are accessible by elevator. There are also staircases with handrails. There are accessible restrooms on the first and fifth levels of the venue.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating and aisle transfer seating on the orchestra and mezzanine levels.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, assisted-listening devices, and downloadable captions and audio descriptions via the GalaPro app. Please note that captions and audio descriptions are not available until a few weeks after opening night; check with the theatre for availability.

Vivian Beaumont Theater accessibility

The Vivian Beaumont Theater is located at 50 Lincoln Center Plaza, within the Lincoln Center performing arts complex, on W. 65th St. between Ninth and 10th Avenues.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre. The orchestra level of seating is accessible by elevator. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom in the theatre lobby.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating in Row O on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free assisted-listening devices and induction loops.

Walter Kerr Theatre accessibility

The Walter Kerr Theatre is located at 219 W. 48th St. between Eighth Avenue and Broadway.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre; the orchestra level of seating has steps to rows R and S only. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, vision/hearing-accessible seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free captioning devices, audio description devices, audio induction neck loops, infrared headsets, and translation devices in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Korean.

Winter Garden Theatre accessibility

The Winter Garden Theatre is located at 1634 Broadway, near the intersection with 50th Street.

Theatre accessibility: There are no steps at the entrance to the theatre or on the orchestra level of seating. There are staircases with handrails to access the theatre's other levels. There is an accessible restroom on orchestra level.

Accessible seating: The theatre offers wheelchair seating, aisle transfer seating, and companion seating on the orchestra level.

Accessibility devices: The theatre offers free infrared assistive listening devices, captioning devices, audio description devices, and downloadable audio descriptions and captions. All but the infrared devices are available beginning four weeks after a show's opening night; the infrared devices are available at all performances. Before the other devices become available, audience members can request a live captioning device up to two weeks before their performance.

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