August Wilson Theatre

August Wilson Theatre

Address:
245 West 52nd Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Capacity: 
1228

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.

Travel Info
Nearest subway station: 
50th Street or 7th Avenue station
Subway lines: 
C & E (50th) or B, D & E (7th)