Hayes Theater accessibility

Getting into the Venue

There is an ADA accessible entrance to the Hayes Theater from the Stage Door and ramps in the lower lobby. A ramp aisle in the Orchestra leads to the wheelchair and companion seats.

An elevator from the lower lobby takes patrons to the Mezzanine level where there are more wheelchair and companion seats. An ADA accessible box office is available so wheelchair patrons can buy their own tickets.

Customer Assistance

While step-free access is available to most areas of the Hayes Theater, staff may not be available to assist patrons with limited mobility, so it is best to visit the theater with a companion if possible.

For access patrons, it is best to contact the theater in advance to ensure they are ready to give you all the assistance you may need, and to arrange access via the stage door if required.

For the hearing impaired, open captioning is provided for one performance of each production at the Hayes Theater. Additionally, the Hayes Theater also offers LOOP Assistive Listening System, which is a wireless technology that transmits speech or music on stage directly to cochlear implants and hearing aids with T-coils.

How to Book

Contact the Hayes Theater box office on +1 212-239-6200 in advance of your visit to arrange any mobility or hearing assistance requirements.

The box office is open 10am-8pm Monday-Saturday and 12pm-6pm on Sundays.

Section accessibility

Orchestra

There are four wheelchair seats in the Orchestra, located in rows Q and R. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seats in the Orchestra.

Six aisle seats with folding armrests are available in rows J, K, N and O.

20 companion seats are available across rows J, K, N, O, Q and R.

Mezzanine

An accessible all-service elevator can bring patrons to the Mezzanine from the lower levels of the venue.

There are four wheelchair seats in the Mezzanine in row J.

Seven companion seats are also available in Row J, with another two in row H.