The Neil Simon Theatre marquis lit up at night
Photo: Broadway Up Close

Neil Simon Theatre


Opened in 1927, the Neil Simon Theatre was originally named The Alvin. After the tragedy of the Great Depression, the theatre was handed over to CBS to be used as a radio studio. CBS gave up its tenancy in the mid-1940s, and the theatre began again to be used for its original purpose.

In 1975 the theatre was purchased by The Shubert Organization. In 1983 it was renamed after the famous playwright Neil Simon. The theatre is currently owned by the Nederlander Organization.

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Dec 6, 2021 - Apr 27, 2025



250 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10036

Cross Streets: W 52nd St & 8th Ave

Amenities and Accessibility

No steps from the street level to the lobby and Orchestra at 250 West 52nd Street
Wheelchair and companion seating at Orchestra level
Aisle transfer seating at Orchestra and Mezzanine level by stairs
No elevators or escalators
Restrooms located up one flight of stairs in the Mezzanine, and in the lower lounge
Wheelchair accessible unisex restroom located at Orchestra level