As August Wilson Theatre is an intimate venue, it has often been noted that there is not a “bad” seat in the house! There is seating in both Orchestra and Mezzanine sections: all Orchestra seats are located one level above the main theatre lobby, and Mezzanine seats are located up one flight of stairs.

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Unfortunately, August Wilson Theatre is not fully wheelchair accessible, with 8 steps down into the main entrance of the theatre from the sidewalk and 25 steps up from there to the Orchestra level. Please be aware that the August Wilson theatre does not have an elevator to the Mezzanine, however all staircases have handrails.

Orchestra Location:

Seating is accessible to all parts of the Orchestra via a set of 25 steps up from the main entrance of the theatre to the Orchestra level. However, direct access is granted to the Orchestra level by an entrance on 52nd Street, via a Stair Lift. Seating for wheelchair users is in the Orchestra only.

Mezzanine Location:

Mezzanine seating is located on the 2nd level, up 16 steps from the Orchestra level. In addition to this, there are 6 steps up from the Mezzanine lobby to the Mezzanine entrance (located behind row E), and an additional 19 steps up to the remainder of the Mezzanine. Also, please note that on the Mezzanine level, there are approximately 2 steps up/down per row.