Situated at 250 West 52nd Street in the Theater District of Midtown Manhattan, New York City, the Neil Simon Theatre, originally known as the Alvin Theatre, is a prominent Broadway venue. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp and opened its doors in 1927, commissioned by Alex A. Aarons and Vinton Freedley. The theatre's initial name derived from a combination of Aarons's and Freedley's first names. However, in 1983, it was renamed in honour of the esteemed playwright Neil Simon. The Nederlander Organization operates the theatre.

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  • The Neil Simon Theatre in New York accommodates a total of 1,382 seats, distributed between two main sections: Orchestra and Mezzanine. Each section is further divided into Left, Right, and Center subsections, with optimal views from seats directly aligned in the centre. Sightlines toward the sides may experience some partial obstruction, and the rear of the Orchestra is affected by the overhang from the Mezzanine. Despite potential architectural obstructions and distant sightlines towards the back, there are attractive seating options in the middle and rear rows of both sections.
  • The orchestra section comprises 693 seats distributed among three subsections and arranged in 25 rows (A to Z). The three subsections, namely left, right, and centre, have differing numbers of rows, with the centre orchestra section being the lengthiest. The left and right orchestra seats are numbered in odd and even sequences, respectively, while the centre subsection seats follow consecutive numbering.
  • The mezzanine section features the only elevated seating within the theatre, excluding the corner box seats. Comprising a total of 693 seats, the mezzanine is segmented into five subsections, with rows designated from A to U. The largest among them is the centre mezzanine, while the four corner subsections collectively account for approximately 200 seats. In terms of numbering, the left subsections are assigned odd numbers within the 1-15 range, while the right subsections have even numbers spanning from 2 to 16. The centre section's seats are consecutively numbered from 101 to 127.

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  • Address:  250 W 52nd St, New York, New York, 10019
  • Subway: The closest subway station to the Neil Simon Theatre is the 50th Street station, accessible via the A, C, and E lines. Additional nearby subway options include the 49th Street station, serviced by lines such as N, R, and W.
  • Bus: Several buses have stops in close proximity to the venue, such as the M20 and M104 located at West 52nd Street and 8th Avenue. Additional bus services, including the M50, make stops at West 50th Street and 8th Avenue.

Frequently asked questions about Neil Simon Theatre

How old is the Neil Simon Theatre in New York?

The Neil Simon Theatre is over 97 years old, having opened its doors in 1927.

When was the Neil Simon Theatre built?

The Neil Simon Theatre was built in 1927.

What is the address of the Neil Simon Theatre?

The address of the Neil Simon Theatre is 250 W 52nd St, New York, New York, 10019.

What is the seating capacity of Neil Simon Theatre?

The seating capacity of the Neil Simon Theatre is 1,382.

Is there a dress code for Neil Simon Theatre?

The theatre has no specific dress code. Audiences are encouraged to wear comfortable and suitable attire for the occasion during all performances. Additionally, the theatre is air-conditioned in the summer months.