222 West 45th Street, NY, NY 10036
The Booth Theater is located at 222 West 45th Street, NYC. The street-level entrance takes one to the carpeted lobby and orchestra seating. There are no steps required for orchestra seating.Steps are required to get to the mezzanine and balcony levels, as well as the lower level. There is a large, single-occupancy, accessible restroom in the rear of the orchestra level.
- Attraction Type: theater
Surface of lot: *
Distance to venue: *
Transportation to venue offered: no
Places to rest: no
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk in front of entrance
Number of floors: 4
Steps and staircases: steps to mezzanine, balcony and lower level
Width of aisles: adequate on orchestra level, narrow on upper levels
Places to sit: 800 upholstered seats
Location of restrooms: orchestra level and lower level
Type of restroom: lower level has multi-stall restrooms, orchestra level has large, single occupancy, accessible restroom
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: no
Available food services: snacks and drinks
Friendliness of staff: ushers were very pleasant and helpful
Notes: *This theater doesn't have dedicated parking. The Booth's website says parking can be had through "Spot Hero"
After more than three years, we finally returned to Broadway. Tickets to a new show, “Kimberly Akimbo” brought us to the Booth Theater in Shubert Alley.
Built in 1913, it is one of the oldest theaters on Broadway and quite beautiful. With only 800 seats there is really no bad seat in the house.
It took a long time for the Shubert Organization to agree to modify their theaters to meet the ADA requirements. Accessible seating is only available on the orchestra level, as there is no way to get to the upper floors, except by taking the stairs. The same is true of the lower level, where there is a large lounge and the multistage restrooms.
It is quite nice that there is a large, accessible, single-occupancy restroom in the rear of the orchestra section. As you enter the theater, walk behind the seats, all the way to the right, where you will see the restroom in a hallway to your left. Although it would be nice to have more than one, it is a god-send to have even one. It is nice that you can find much information about accessibility for all at “The Booth Theater Accessibility.”
It was easy to enter the step-free lobby from the street level entrance and get to all orchestra seats without any steps. The aisles are carpeted and lit. The seats are rather small due to the age of the building.
We had aisle seats. Know that the side orchestra rows have only one way in and out. If your seats are at the end, you will have a good number of people to pass if you need to get out for some reason.
If you are able to do the many steps to the lower level, you will find a beautiful lounge as well as the multi-stall restrooms.
It was wonderful to attend a Broadway Show once again!
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to visit a venue’s website, www.shubert.nyc, when planning a visit to “know before you go.”