265 East Main Street, East Islip, NY 11730

Phone Number

(631) 581 - 5119

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Bayway Arts Center, Broadhollow Theater


Bayway Arts Center, BroadHollow Theater is located at 265 E. Main Street, East Islip, NY. Parking is available both in front or the building and in the rear. In front, a brick walkway, three stone steps (or a ramp on either side) lead to a stone entryway and double doors. There are two street-level, single door entrances at the rear, leading to long hallways to the box office and theater entrance. There is no seating in the lobby.

Wide, carpeted aisles lead to all seats. The sets themselves are spacious. Wheelchair and companion seating are available. If you have any seating questions, call the box office (631) 581 – 5119. During intermission, snacks are available at the rear of the theater.

Multi-stall restrooms with handicapped stalls are located in the hallways near the rear exit doors, on either side of the theater. The men’s room is on one side, the ladies’ room on the other. There are no baby-changing facilities.


    Number of handicapped spaces:  10
    Location of handicapped spaces:  in both front and rear parking lots
    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  no benches
    Paths and walkways:  brick walkway
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at both front and rear
    Doors:  front - double doors, rear - 2 single door entrances
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  no
    Ramps:  slight decline from theater entrance to seats
    Steps and staircases:  none inside
    Width of aisles:  wide, carpeted aisles in theater
    Places to sit:  upholstered seats
    Location of restrooms:  men's and ladies' rooms are at end of separate hallways near rear exits
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with handicapped-stall.
    Ease of entry and exit:  ok
    Baby changing station:  none
    Available food services:  Snacks available during intermission
    Friendliness of staff:  Extremely friendly
    Notes:  Men's and ladies' rooms are in separate hallways on either side of the theater.

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Looking for something fun on a Saturday evening led us to find yet another, easily accessible, venue for wonderful, live theater at a reasonable price, on Long Island.

An ad for “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,” caught my eye. Remembering how funny it had been, I thought that a regional production was worth a try. Happily, my better half agreed.  We had a great time. This lively performance of a “…nonstop laugh fest…with the infectious energy of non-stop Vaudeville…” (website) is well worth the price of admission.  Let me just say that it is playing at this location until February 25,{SUP()}th{SUP} and will then move to Elmont for March and April.  If you have the time for a good laugh, go see it!  The cast is incredible!

This is an easy venue to get to. Parking is available both in front of the building and in the rear. There are a good number of handicapped parking spaces, or one can be easily dropped off . There is a brick walkway in front, with three steps (or a ramp on either side) to the stone entryway and double doors. The two rear entrances have street-level, single doors leading to long hallways that will get you to the box office and theater entrance.

The theater itself is spacious, with wide carpeted aisles (no steps) to all seats.  Wheelchair and companion seating is available. Just a note to let you know that renovation is ongoing. They are working on reupholstering the seats at the moment. This was originally a middle school, which happily, has been repurposed.

Multi-stall restrooms, with handicapped-accessible stalls are located in the hallways near the rear entrances. Although the handicapped-stalls are a bit small, they are manageable. Entry and exit are easy. The men’s room is in one hallway, the ladies’ room in the other.

Snacks were available during intermission at the rear of the theater.

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call the box office, (631) 581 – 5119.  I did, and had a lovely conversation with a very helpful individual.

As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website,, to “know before you go.”



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