August Wilson Theatre


The August Wilson Theatre opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre, designed by Crane & Franzheim and located at 245 W. 52nd Street. The theatre was later renamed the Virginia Theatre, after owner Virginia M. Binger, in 1981. In 2005, the Virginia reopened with Jersey Boys as the August Wilson Theatre, in honor of the playwright who died later that year.

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  • Built: 1925
  • Number of Seats: 1222
  • Stage Door: As you exit the main 52nd St. door, the stage door is to your immediate right. The door is marked "Stage Door."
  • Bathrooms: Ladies and Men's: Main lobby. An accessible restroom is located on the house left side of the orchestra level.
  • Concessions: In the main lobby and the mezzanine lobby.
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