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Circle In The Square Theatre | Complete Theatre Guide

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The Circle in the Square Theatre, located at the Paramount Plaza, is one of the newer Broadway theaters, having opened in 1972. This theater is different from your average Broadway theaters in more ways than one. Unlike a regular theater with the stage at one end of the building with seating starting from the beginning of the stage, the Circle in the Square Theatre, like the name suggests, has its stage in the middle, surrounded by seats in varying order. The Circle in the Square’s first performance on Broadway was on November 15, 1972, with the revival of Mourning Becomes Electra. Post that, the theater went to host a bunch of iconic shows like Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Car, The Rocky Horror Show, Godspell, and In Transit.

If you’re looking to catch the show, our Square Theatre guide is here to help you find the best seats.

Venue Details


Address: Circle in the square theatre, 1633 Broadway, 234 West 50th Street, New York

Opened: 1972

Seating Capacity: 776
Orchestra : 514 (Wheelchair - 6)
Mezzanine : 252
Boxes : 12
Standing Room : 22

Seating Chart
Check out the Circle In The Square Theatre Seating Chart here.

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Practical Information


Section Accessibility

Orchestra: There are approximately 2 steps down per row in the orchestra level and the entrance to the orchestra is behind row K. An escalator is available from the street to the orchestra and there are steps into the theater with an elevator available.

Available Facilities

Restroom: Ladies and Men's restroom is available one flight of stairs from the theatre level.
Concessions: Theatre-level lobby.
Water Fountain: Restrooms and Orchestra levels

Handy Tips


  • The Circle in the Square Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible but seating is accessible to the orchestra level.
  • Once you are on the orchestra level there are approximately 2 steps down per row and the entrance to the orchestra is behind row K.
  • There is an escalator from the street level to the orchestra level and there are steps into the theater with an elevator available.
  • The theater has wheelchair accessible restroom available. Please contact the theater usher for assistance in finding the restroom.
  • Circle in the Square Theatre is equipped to provide its hearing impaired patrons with some additional hearing assistance device. Please contact the theater usher.
  • Since the entire venue is label orchestra, the only way to know where you are located is by the seat number. If you’re not sure about where exactly your seat is based on just the seat number, please contact your ticket seller and ask them the exact seat location.
  • Oklahoma! is 2 hours 45 minutes long.

Getting There


The Circle In The Square Theatre is located at 1633 Broadway, 50th Street, which is one of the most popular areas in New York City and continually crowded by tourists. Being in such a high demand, the area is well connected and have many options when it comes to accessibility.

Driving your own vehicle in NYC can be a pain. Fret not! There’s always the reliable New York City public transport you can count on! There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Circle in the Square Theatre. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If travelling by subway is more your thing, you can take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.

Restaurants near Circle In The Square Theatre


Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Circle In The Square Theatre:

1. Bar Americain: This massive joint for pre-Theatre and business dinners serves upscale fare from chef Bobby Flay.

2. City Kitchen:This takeout joint serves the city’s best ramen in a straightforward, no-fuss manner, focusing on the quality of the food instead.

3. Dallas BBQ: A crowded local chain known for its massive servings of saucy meats, jumbo margaritas, and other classic fare.

4. DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theatre District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.

5. The Lambs Club: A clubby, art-deco style restaurant in 132 West 44th Street, with cocktails and steaks to die for!.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our Theatre District Restaurants Guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district.

FAQs: Circle In The Square Theatre


How old is the Square Theatre in New York?

50.

When was the Square Theatre built?

The Circle in the Square Theatre is a Broadway theatre in midtown Manhattan at 235 West 50th Street in the Paramount Plaza building. It is one of two Broadway theaters that use a thrust stage that extends into the audience on three sides.

What is the address of the Square Theatre?

The Circle in the Square Theatre is located in the Paramount Plaza building in midtown Manhattan on West 50th Street.

What is the seating capacity of Square Theatre?

Square Theatre Theatre has a seating capacity of 776.