We strive to provide an enjoyable experience for all of our audience members.
Both our Mainstage and Peter Jay Sharp theaters are fully wheelchair accessible, offering accessible seats at each performance. Both theaters are located near our elevator with access to their main lobbies and bathrooms. The theater’s bathrooms are located one floor below their respective theater. The elevator will need to be used in order to enter the Mainstage and Peter Jay Sharp Theaters. Please inform our Ticket Central box office of any special requirements at the time of purchase. View our seating charts for wheelchair and companion seating.
Assistive Listening Devices
Radio Frequency assisted listening systems are available at no charge at every performance and can be checked out from the concessions counter. These devices are available in both our Mainstage and Peter Jay Sharp Theater for every performance, per ADA requirements and are compatible with t-coil enabled hearing aids and transplants. Headphones for these devices will be provided by the theater, but you are also welcome to bring your personal headphones from home should you prefer. If you have any issues with your listening device during the performance, please visit our concession counter to find the House Manager who will be able to assist you.
We offer an Open Caption performance for each production in our Mainstage theater. Dates are made available when each production goes on sale to the public. Visit the page of the production you wish to see, and view "Calendar + Info" see open-captioned performance dates.
We now offer Audio Description, an accessibility service that aids the theatergoing experience for those who are visually impaired. Anyone can book into an audio described show, but some seats (those labeled Audio Description) will be held for those who require this service. Audio describers articulate the design and direction on stage via a personal listening device (free with admission ticket). Visit the page of the production you wish to see, and view "Calendar + Info" see audio-described performance dates. To reserve a device or to learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility initiatives at Playwrights Horizons are supported by The Theodore H. Barth Foundation, Inc., the Einhorn Family Foundation, and the Theatre Development Fund's TAP Plus program, in cooperation with the New York State Council on the Arts.
Additional Accessibility Details
|Mainstage Theater||Peter Jay Sharp Theater|
|Wheelchairs||Wheelchair seating available in Row E||Wheelchair seating available in Rows E and G|
|Floors||Three levels. Lobby on Ground Level. Rows A–G on Level 1M. Rows H–K and Loge on Level 2.||One level. Rows AA–F on Level 4.|
|Parking||Parking Discount||Parking Discount|
|Entrance||Two sets of double doors in series: 1st set (each 32 " to entrance lobby; (each 52") into main lobby. Take elevator to 1M for wheelchair access.|
|Box Office||Separate entrance on 42nd St. Double doors in series (each 31") to ticket lobby". Counter 27".|
|Restroom||Unisex friendly. Elevator to Basement, or down stairs from Main Lobby. Door 32.5". Commode 20". Grab bars.||Unisex friendly. Elevator to 3M. Door 32.5". Commode 20". Grab bars.|
|Water Fountain||Basement. Spout 36".||Level 3M. Spout 36".|
|Assisted Listening System||The theater is equipped with both an infrared listening device system and loop listening device system. Listening devices are available in both theaters at the concession stand, free of charge. A photo ID is required.||The theater is equipped with both an infrared listening device system and loop listening device system. Listening devices are available in both theaters at the concession stand, free of charge. A photo ID is required.|
|Visual Assistance||Scheduled audio-described performers. Hand held captions also available.||Scheduled audio-described performers. Hand held captions also available.|
|Folding Armrests||No mobility seats with folding armrests, freestanding wheelchair seats available for purchase in person or over the phone.||No mobility seats with folding armrests, freestanding wheelchair seats available for purchase in person or over the phone.|