The Helen Hayes Theatre is a quaint establishment in the Theatre District of New York City, named after the actress whose incredible career spanned the entirety of the 20th century. The venue was created in 1912 by producer Winthrop Ames as “The Little Theatre,” and its neo-Colonial design and small but cozy quarters have hosted a plethora of shows including George Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer and Eugene O’Neill’s Beyond the Horizon over the years.
Originally called “The Little Theatre” by founder Winthrop Ames in 1912, the Helen Hayes Theatre is a pristine edifice that features a traditional Broadway theatre façade and cozy atmosphere for theater-goers. The venue seats 597 guests in mezzanine and orchestra seating areas, and the theatre also boasts a proscenium stage. The entire venue is wheelchair-accessible.