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Circle in the Square Theatre
Circle in the Square Theatre

Circle in the Square Theatre

The first Broadway production at Circle in the Square Theatre was held in 1972. Since then, the popular performance space has hosted numerous award-winning shows and Broadway debuts. Theater lovers seeking a more intimate Broadway experience rave about the U-shaped seating, where no viewer is more than eight rows from the stage.

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1633 Broadway (on 50th), New York City, New York, NY 10019

The Basics

The Circle in the Square Theatre is known for its thrust stage, excellent views, and nonprofit theater school, where future Broadway performers hone their craft. The best way to experience the theater is by attending a performance. Be sure to purchase tickets well in advance, especially for weekend shows. Walking tours and hop-on hop-off bus tours usually pass by Circle in the Square while in the Theater District.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Some sections of the Circle in the Square Theatre are accessible to wheelchairs.

  • The theater offers audio description devices and handheld captioning devices, which are available at the audience services desk.

  • Latecomers to a show are seated during breaks only.

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How to Get There

The best way to reach Circle in the Square is by subway. Take the A, C, or E train to the 50th Street station, or the 1 or 2 train to the 50th Street Broadway station. The theater is just steps from either stop, on 50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue.

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When to Get There

As with most Broadway theaters, the Circle in the Square has shows every day except Monday, with two performances each on Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets are generally easier to secure in late winter and early fall. Otherwise, try to get tickets to a weekday show, since weekend performances often sell out quickly.

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Strolling Broadway to Central Park

From the Circle in the Square Theatre, stretch your legs on a self-paced walking tour up Broadway—where you’ll find some of New York’s most famous theaters and television studios—and end your stroll in Central Park. Visit the highlights on the south side of the park, including the Gapstow Bridge and scenic Hallett Nature Sanctuary. Or, hail a pedicab to see more of the urban green space in less time.

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