74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725

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(631) 462-9800 ext 136

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Star Playhouse at the Suffolk Y JCC


The Star Playhouse is located inside the Suffolk Y JCC at 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY.  A very large, paved parking lot has an entire row of handicapped spaces close the building.  Street-level, double doors, with push-button assist, lead to the marble lobby. The box office is handicapped-accessible. There is a double-door entry to the theater.

Wide, carpeted aisles lead to all seats.  Wheelchair and companion seating are in the rear. The Y’s café is open during intermission.

Multi-stall restrooms have large handicapped stalls. There are baby-changing facilities.


    Surface of lot:  paved
    Distance to venue:  close
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  no benches outside
    Paths and walkways:  concrete sidewalk
    Doors:  several sets of double doors, push-button assist
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  no
    Ramps:  slight ramp in theater to seats
    Steps and staircases:  none
    Width of aisles:  wide, carpeted aisles in theater
    Places to sit:  upholsered theater seats
    Location of restrooms:  in hallway near theater entrance
    Type of restroom:  multi-stall, with handicapped-stall.
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  cafe open during intermission
    Friendliness of staff:  very friendly

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Once again, I can happily say that low cost, good theater in an easily accessible setting is available on Long Island.  Looking for something to do with friends (other than eat),  on a cold January night, I came across information about “It’s Only a Play” at the Star Playhouse.  Considering the low cast we figured “what could we lose?”

Parking was easy in the huge,  paved, parking lot with an entire row of handicapped spaces. Street-level, double doors led to another set of doors and then the marble lobby of the Y.  We made our way to the box office (on the left), purchased our tickets and walked across the lobby  to the double door theater entrance.

We were pleasantly surprised to find an approximately 600 seat theater with wide, carpeted  aisles. Wheelchair and companion seating  is accommodated in the rear.  We settled in, not really expecting much.  Boy, were we surprised!   The production was so good.  The cast was terrific, obviously giving their all to their performances, and it showed!

Just to mention, intermission was a hit with my husband. The Y’s café was open, with a large choice of snacks.

Multi-stall restrooms, with handicapped-accessible stalls are located in the hallway near the theater entrance. There are baby-changing facilities.

Considering the quality of what we were treated to, we wish it was publicized more. We found it by accident!

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



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