August Wilson Theatre

August Wilson Theatre

245 West 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10019
1228 people


The August Wilson Theatre has gone through a number of name changes. The building 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 1950s, the venue became a theatre again, operating under the name of the Anta Playhouse (aka Anta Theatre). In 1981, the building was re-christened the Virginia Theatre, before assuming its present name on October 16, 2005 — two weeks after the death of the American playwright August Wilson. Wilson became the first Black person to have a Broadway theatre named for them.

How to get to the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway

To get to the August Wilson Theatre, take the C, E, or 1 line to 50th Street and walk two blocks; the theatre is located on 52nd Street between Eighth Avenue and Broadway. Audiences can also take the M20 or M104 bus line to the 8th Ave/W 52nd St. stop.

Restaurants near the August Wilson Theatre

Popular restaurants near the August Wilson Theatre include Haswell Green's (American), Gallagher's Steakhouse, and Rosie O'Grady's (steak and seafood). Ellen's Stardust Diner, a famous restaurant featuring singing waitstaff, is also nearby.

Learn more about popular pre- and post-show restaurants in the Theatre District.

Seating plan

Map and travel info

August Wilson Theatre245 West 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10019
Nearest Subway Station50th Street or 7th Avenue station

Current and upcoming productions at August Wilson Theatre

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