When we say our productions are for everyone, we mean it. We offer a range of accommodations to ensure the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of all audience members, and are committed to making our space as welcoming and accessible as possible.
See below for more information about our services and how you can access the Workshop. If you have a question or suggestions, please get in touch! Call us at 212-780-9037 (Monday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm, excluding holidays) or email email@example.com.
New York Theatre Workshop is located at 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 (between Bowery & 2nd Avenue). There is a curb cut located directly in front of the theatre.
The nearest subway stations are:
R & W at 8th St – NYU
6 at Astor Place
F at 2nd Ave
The nearest accessible subway stations are:
L, N, Q, R, W at 14th Street – Union Square – Elevator at northeast corner of 14th Street and Park Avenue South (Union Square East).
6, B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St/Bleecker St – Elevator on north side of Houston Street between Lafayette and Crosby Streets.
Visit the MTA website for the working status of elevators
The M8, M15, M21, M101, M102 and M103 all stop within 5 minutes of the theatre. For more detailed route and schedule info, please call the MTA at 718-330-1234 or mta.info.
In an attempt to honor body diversity and center accessibility, we’re happy to have three 23.5” wide seats in the following seating locations: F1, G1 and G22. In addition, our new wheelchair-accessible seats—located in J1 and J16—are also 23.5” wide and feature drop arms.
From the back of the theatre, there are steps between each row from H to B. Accessible seating is available in row J, seats 1 and 16 with tipping arms for those who wish to transfer. There are two steps up to row K. Accessible tickets are available online, by phone and in-person at the box office (79 East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue). Click here to view for standard seating chart.
Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in row J, seats 1 and 16. Both seats have tipping arms for those who wish to transfer. If you would like to remain in your wheelchair for the performance, our staff will remove the theatre chair. You can give us a heads up by emailing HouseManager@NYTW.org or calling the box office at 212-460-5475.
For guests who wish to transfer to a seat from their wheelchair, we are more than happy to store your wheelchair in our lobby during the performance. The House Manager will return your wheelchair to you at intermission, the end of the performance or any other time you need.
Assistive Listening Devices are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis from the box office. An ID or credit card is required to borrow a listening device for the duration of the performance.
Large print programs are available free of charge at every performance. You can request one from the front of house staff, house manager or the box office representative.
Service animals are welcome at New York Theatre Workshop and must rest in the seating area of the individual during the performance. Animals are unable to occupy the aisle during a performance. You may carry proof of certification or a license for your service animal, but this is not required.
We encourage everyone to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression. We have two restrooms in the lobby, one “GENERAL SEATING” restroom with two private toilet stalls and one “STANDING ROOM ONLY” restroom with a single toilet stall and two urinals. All stalls are equipped with handrails and the first stall in the “GENERAL SEATING” restroom is sized to accommodate mobility aids. The restroom doorways are 26″ wide.
Part of living our Core Values is acknowledging the barriers for parents to take a night for themselves to come to the theatre. With space at our Administrative Offices next door to our theatre, we are able to offer privacy for feeding should you need at any time. See the House Manager onsite and they will arrange a comfortable space upstairs, with storage and refrigeration for your materials.
We acknowledge that our location in the East Village and the architecture of our buildings has not historically been the most accessible. We are actively taking steps to bridge those gaps. One project underway is to examine the size of our theatre seats and offer alternatives for guests who require more space to enjoy comfortably. We would love to hear from you about other accessibility projects we should consider! Please submit any suggestions and/or feedback on accessibility experiences you’ve had at our theatre to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you!