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.
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.
Landlord: Circle in the Square
Official Ticketer: Telecharge
Notes:Just about the closest thing that Broadway has to a "theater in the round."
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.
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.