The August Wilson Theatre originally opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre, later becoming the American National Theater and Academy (ANTA Theatre) and then Virginia Theatre. It was named for the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Fences and The Piano Lesson, August Wilson, after his death in 2005, making it the first Broadway theater named for an African-American. Throughout its history, the theater has hosted many popular shows, such as Smokey Joe's Cafe, My Fair Lady and, more recently, Tina Fey's Tony-Award-nominated Mean Girls. The longest-running performance at the theater was Jersey Boys, which ran from 2005 to 2017. StubHub is your source for the best August Wilson Theatre tickets.
Where are the best August Wilson Theatre seats located?
The August Wilson Theatre seating capacity is 1,222, with premium seating available in the center section of the orchestra.
Is the August Wilson Theatre accessible by public transportation?
The nearest subway stations to the August Wilson Theatre are 50th Street, 7th Avenue and 57th Street.
Is there on-site parking?
There is no on-site parking at the August Wilson Theatre, but there are many independent parking lots and garages surrounding the theater.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
When attending August Wilson Theatre events, you can enjoy your favorite snack food and drinks. The theater offers concession stands and an in-house bar. There are also numerous restaurants, grills and cafes in the nearby vicinity.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Children under four years of age are not permitted into the theater. Some shows are recommended for children 12 years of age and older. All children attending performances must have their own tickets.
Is the August Wilson Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
While all main entrances to the August Wilson Theatre have stairs, there is one entrance to the orchestra level on 52nd Street with an electronic stair lift. The lift in the outer lobby must be operated by an authorized porter. The lift is available before and after shows, and it can be requested at other times from the box office. Wheelchair-accessible seating is only available in the orchestra level. One accessible restroom, located near the stair lift, is available in the building. There is no elevator or stair lift to the mezzanine level.Back to Top
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