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Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

Getting into the Venue

The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre is accessible step-free from the entrance at 261 West 47th Street. An elevator to the right of the box office lobby provides easy access to all levels of the theater.

Five wheelchair spaces and seven transfer seats are available in the Orchestra at every performance. There are also two wheelchair spaces and two transfer seats located at the rear of the Mezzanine.

All levels of the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre are accessible via elevator.

Customer Assistance

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located in the Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Lounge, one level below the Orchestra, and in the Mezzanine lounge area.

The Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Lounge also has concessions, a gift shop and coat check for extra storage, although it may not be able to accept larger items.

Please be advised that staff may be unable to assist patrons into or around the venue. It is therefore advisable to bring a companion to the performance.

How to Book

For those who require special assistance or wish to book access tickets such as wheelchair spaces, it is important to book in advance and notify the theater of any special requirements.

For further information, ticket bookings and assistance please call 212-239-6222 or 866-300-9761 outside of the New York metro area.

Section Accessibility


The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Orchestra is on the main floor, and all levels can easily be accessed from here using the venue’s elevators. Once inside the section, a motorized lift is available for easy access to rows AA to F in the Left Orchestra. Patrons should speak with theater staff upon arrival to use this lift.

There are five wheelchair spaces in the Orchestra, spread across rows A, O and P. A further seven transfer seats on the aisles are located in rows B, F, and N to P.


The Samuel J. Friedman Theatre Mezzanine is located one floor above the ground-level Orchestra, with access to the section by either stairs or the elevator. Once inside the section, there may be one or two steps down to each row, with handrails available for assistance.

There are two wheelchair spaces in the Mezzanine, on the inside aisle of row E. A further two transfer seats with folding armrests are located on the aisles of row F. With an elevator up to the section and accessible restrooms nearby, this section is a good choice for patrons with limited mobility.

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