The August Wilson Theatre marquis lit up at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

August Wilson Theater


The August Wilson Theatre has been known by many names. In 1925 The Theatre Guild built this house for its own productions and opened it under the name The Guild Theatre. In the 1950s it underwent an extensive renovation and was renamed the ANTA. In 1981 it was renamed The Virginia to honor Virginia M. Biger – co-owner of Jujamcyn Theaters.

In 2005 it took the name we know it by today – The August Wilson Theatre. It was so named to honor the late playwright August Wilson. This was the first time that a Broadway theater had been named after an African-American.

Now Playing:



Apr 1, 2024 - Mar 29, 2025



245 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 52nd St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

Restrooms located at the Orchestra level
Wheelchair accessible restroom located near the upper landing of the Stair Lift
No elevator or escalator
There are steps into the theatre from the street
Stair lift to orchestra level available at entrance on West 52nd Street
Wheelchair and companion seating at Orchestra level
Assistive Listening Devices available upon request