Circle In The Square Theatre

1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

Circle In The Square Theatre Information, Shows and Tickets

Directions & Box Office

  • Directions: By subway, take the C/E or the 1 to 50th Street, or take the N/R to 49th Street.
  • Entrance: Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets The Circle In The Square Theatre is located on the north side of 50th Street, just off of Broadway.
  • Box Office Hours:
    10am - 6pm
    Tuesday - Saturday:
    10am - 8pm
    Noon - 6pm

Best Seats In The House

  • Seats: 776

Because Circle in the Square has a thrust stage with seating on three sides, which seats offer the very best view will vary depending upon how an individual production is staged. In most cases, nearly all of the seats in this intimate theater are perfectly good, though it's best to avoid sitting in the high-numbered seats (approx. 220-248) along the sides.

Circle In The Square Theatre Seating Chart

Circle In The Square Theatre Seating Chart

Parking for Circle In The Square Theatre

The closest parking garages for Circle In The Square Theatre are located at:

Quik Park Garage Triple Eight Garage
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Icon Parking Systems
307 West 50th Street
New York, NY 10019

The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow theatre goers have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.

Additional Notes

Landlord: Circle in the Square

Official Ticketer: Telecharge


Just about the closest thing that Broadway has to a "theater in the round."

Elevator: No

Escalator: Yes

Disabled Access Notes:

There is an escalator from the street level to the Orchestra level for use by disabled patrons . To access the elevator please see theatre staff.

  • Previews Began: February 27, 2024
  • Opens: March 18, 2024
  • Show Closes: June 23, 2024
A play written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen that was first published in 1882 and has since become one of Ibsen's most renowned works. The play explores themes of truth, …more
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Previous Shows

Melissa Etheridge: My Window

  • Opened: September 28, 2023
  • Show Closed: November 19, 2023
Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge debuts her acclaimed theatrical event, Melissa Etheridge: My Window on Broadway in a limited nine-week residency at the Circle in the Square Theatre. …more


  • Opened: November 27, 2022
  • Show Closed: December 11, 2022
Broadway’s first K-Pop musical is an interactive satire of the Korean entertainment world that follows two up-and-coming singing groups …more

American Buffalo

  • Opened: April 14, 2022
  • Show Closed: July 10, 2022
Down-on-his-luck junk store owner in 1975's Chicago plans to attempt to steal back a valuable coin he sold, an American Buffalo nickel. …more

Chicken and Biscuits

  • Opened: October 10, 2021
  • Show Closed: November 28, 2021
A black family mourns the loss of their patriarch, but gets a shock at his funeral when an awkward secret is divulged and family mayhem ensues. …more


  • Opened: April 7, 2019
  • Show Closed: January 19, 2020
A musical revival based on the 1943 play Green Grow the Lilacs. This classic tells the story of life in Oklahoma before statehood in 1907. …more

Once On This Island

  • Opened: December 3, 2017
  • Show Closed: January 6, 2019
A Broadway musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The musical uses the style of a Caribbean folk tale about love. …more

In Transit

  • Opened: December 11, 2016
  • Show Closed: April 16, 2017
In Transit is an a cappella musical about the intertwining, ceaselessly moving lives of eleven New Yorkers. The rhythm of the subway train parallels the rhythmic beat of the a …more

Fun Home

  • Opened: April 19, 2015
  • Show Closed: September 10, 2016
Fun Home tells the story of Alison Bechdel as she copes with the struggles of coming into her own as a lesbian and finding the courage to accept and embrace …more

The River

  • Opened: November 16, 2014
  • Show Closed: January 25, 2015
The River is a small-scale but gripping drama and the newest play by British playwright Jez Butterworth, who was behind the spectacular play Jerusalem in 2011. In a theatrical feat, …more

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

  • Opened: April 13, 2014
  • Show Closed: June 1, 2014
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is a play with music, recounting the life story of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday through a fictionalized retelling of one of her …more


  • Opened: November 7, 2011
  • Show Closed: June 24, 2012
Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Godspell uses improvisation and contemporary themes to illustrate these Biblical parables. …more

Circle In The Square Theatre History

Like its gargantuan next-door-neighbor the Gershwin Theatre, the Circle in the Square Theatre was also built into the base of the Uris Building, on the former site of the illustrious Capitol Theatre. The Uris Building is now known as Paramount Plaza.

Former Site of the Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Theatre had been huge 5,230 seat movie palace that opened in 1919 and played host to all the big movies of the day and even some Broadway shows and live musical revues appeared there. The Capitol closed in 1968 and had a big send off that featured Bob Hope and Johnny Carson.

Circle In The Square Built in 1972

The Circle in the Square theatre was built in 1972 as home to the Circle in the Square Theatre Company, which had previously been located in downtown's Greenwich Village.

The lobby and lounge areas of the theater are decorated with numerous photographs capturing the company's distinguished production history, which has featured stars like Colleen Dewhurst, Lillian Gish, George C. Scott, Julie Christie, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Kline, Joanne Woodward, Rex Harrison, John Malkovich, and many more in both classics and new plays.

Circle in the Square Theatre School

Associated with the theater, and located in the same space, is the "Circle in the Square Theatre School", a renowned program that has been training professional actors for over 40 years.

Circle In The Square Theatre Design

Designed by architect Alan Sayles, the Circle in the Square Theatre is one of the very few Broadway houses to be designed "in the round".

Audience members have to enter what looks like a parking garage to get into the modest lobby of the Circle in the Square, but once they have taken the escalator downstairs they are confronted by a spacious lounge area that, like the auditorium itself, is not aesthetically impressive but is at least clean and modern.