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Neil Simon Theatre New York

About the Neil Simon Theatre

Built in 1927 as the Alvin Theatre, the Neil Simon Theatre was renamed in 1983 after the Pulitzer-winning American playwright behind Sweet Charity. Alongside some of Simon’s own plays, the theater has been home to a number of hit musicals and ground-breaking dramas. Sitting next door to the Walter Kerr Theatre, the Neil Simon has a classic, clean, red-brick exterior decorated by three white, arched windows. Its main feature is its deep auditorium, with rows extending back to Z in the Orchestra.

Plenty of hits have been celebrated at the Neil Simon Theatre, including Broadway favorites Company (1970) which was nominated for 14 Tony Awards in 1971, and Hairspray (2002-2009). In recent years the theater has enjoyed plenty of sold-out shows as locals and tourists flocked to see limited engagements of Jesus Christ Superstar (2012), Big Fish (2013) and Angels in America (2018).

Know Before You Go
• Children under four are not permitted inside the theater
• This theater has no cloakroom; leave large bags and luggage at the hotel
• Covered drinks from the bars can be taken into the auditorium

Map and Address

250 W 52nd St, New York, New York, 10019

The Neil Simon Theatre is located at 250 West 52nd Street, a short walk from Times Square and its surrounding tourist attractions. The central address means that visitors are ideally placed to sightsee or book a hotel near the theater, which is well-served by buses and the subway network. Getting to the Neil Simon Theatre is simple thanks to a variety of public transport options. Driving is also easy, with many parking garages close by.
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