Directions & Box Office
- Directions: Take the C, E, or 1 trains to 50th Street. Walk north to 52nd Street, then east to the Neil Simon Theatre. It is across the street from the August Wilson Theatre.
- Entrance: 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue. The Neil Simon Theatre is located on the south side of 52nd Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue.
- Box Office Hours:
- Monday - Saturday:
- 10am - 8pm
- 12pm - 6pm
Best Seats In The House
- Seats: 1428
The best seats in the theatre are located in orchestra rows C thru K as well as the first the front mezzanine rows.
Parking for Neil Simon Theatre
The closest parking garages for Neil Simon Theatre are located at:
- 52 Broadway Garage Corp.
- 233 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019
- CHAMPION 53
- 159 West 53th 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.
The are restrooms at the Neil Simon Theatre located both upstairs and downstairs, however, there are no facilities on the orchestra level.
Landlord: Nederlander Organization
Official Ticketer: Ticketmaster
Notes:The theatre is named after one of Broadway's most successful playwrights, Neil Simon, who's career was at its zenith from 1963 to 1985 and included such shows as Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite and The Sunshine Boys. This theatre has suffered in recent years with a lack of hit shows and poor attendance.
Disabled Access Notes:
The theatre has no elevators or escalators and the main bar of the concession stand is located on the lower lounge making accessibility often a challenge.
Now Playing MJ: The Musical
- Previews Began: December 6, 2021
- Opens: February 1, 2022
- Show Closes: Open ended
The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays (2019)
- Opened: November 29, 2019
- Show Closed: January 5, 2020
The Cher Show
- Opened: December 3, 2018
- Show Closed: August 18, 2019
Angels in America
- Opened: March 25, 2018
- Show Closed: July 15, 2018
- Opened: July 31, 2016
- Show Closed: December 30, 2017
The Illusionists: Live on Broadway (2015)
- Opened: November 19, 2015
- Show Closed: January 3, 2016
The Last Ship
- Opened: October 26, 2014
- Show Closed: January 24, 2015
- Opened: November 15, 2009
- Show Closed: January 10, 2010
Neil Simon Theatre History
The Alvin Theatre (later renamed to the Neil Simon Theatre) was opened in 1927 and named for Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley who produced a string of hits such as Lady Be Good, Tip Toes and Oh Kay, with scores by George and Ira Gershwin. The producers lost control of the Alvin Theatre in 1932, due to the failure of the show Pardon My English and the Great Depression that engulfed the U.S. in the early thirties. The Shubert Organization purchased the Alvin Theatre, and in 1983 named it the Neil Simon Theatre for one of the world’s most successful playwrights. Neil Simon has four Tony Awards, two Emmys, a Screen Writers Guild Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. Neil Simon had back to back productions at the theatre in the 1980s and the Neil Simon Theatre is now part of the Nederlander Organization.
Neil Simon Theatre Design
The Neil Simon Theatre has a red brick facade, dominated by three double height arched windows. It was built with a spacious lobby in black marble. The auditorium is wide and deep with a single balcony.