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VENUE SPECIFIC ACCESSIBILITY AT THE PUBLIC

THE PUBLIC THEATER

  • 425 Lafayette St, crossroads of East 4th St and Astor Place
  • 2 Ramps and six stairs, with handrails available, for access into the building
  • Accessible restrooms are located on the Lobby level only. Companion care restrooms are available upon request by speaking to a member of our staff.
  • Equipped with 4 Evacuation Chairs, one in each entire building staircase.

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JOE'S PUB

  • Located on the 1st Floor.
  • Joe's Pub Seat Map is subject to change; please visit our website for the most up-to-date version.
  • Accessed by three stairs or a ramp
  • Cabaret-style venue
  • Seat types and sizes at Joe's Pub vary greatly but included padded banquettes, armless cafe chairs, and armless counter height bar stools with backs and footrests. For guests who need extra space outside of standard seating measurements please contact accessibility@publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555 for assistance with booking seats. 
  • The lower level, stage seats numbered 101-113 and tables 10 through 30, includes round banquets and restaurant-style chairs and is accessed by three stairs down with handrails available.
  • The entrance level, counter seats numbered 201-220 and tables 31-44, includes rectangle banquets, restaurant-style chairs, and bar stools with backs and footrests.
  • The upper level, bar stools 301-316, 401-405, and 501-509, includes bar stools with backs and footrests and is accessed by two stairs up with handrails available.
  • People who have difficulty climbing and/or ascending stairs, face challenges with their vision or depth perception, and finally may be attending the performance with a service animal are encouraged to contact us at 212.967.7555 or email us at accessibility@publictheater.org for assistance with purchasing seats in Joe's Pub. 
  • In addition, if you arrive at the theater and still have concerns about accessing your seats, please feel free to speak to a member of the Front of House or Joe's Pub staff.

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THE NEWMAN THEATER

  • Located on the 1st Floor
  • The Newman is equipped with a wheelchair lift to the theater's accessible seats and requires a staff escort, but most of the theater is only accessible by stairs.
  • Proscenium Theater
  • Seat Depth 17 inches | Seat Width 18.5 inches | Row Width 17 inches | The majority of seating in The Newman has armrests. For guests who need extra space outside of the measurements listed please contact accessibility@publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555 for assistance with booking seats.

Photo, Newman Theater Fixed Seating with Arms

Photo, Newman Theater Fixed Seating with Arms, Seat Down

Photo, Newman Theater Movable Seats with Arms

  • Photo, Newman Theater Movable Seating with Arms

  • The Newman has two doors that access the top of the theater and can be accessed after climbing eight stairs with handrails available. 
  • Center Section has 18 rows. (Information below is listed as entrance | exit, and handrails are unless otherwise stated.)
    • Row S 2 stairs up | 2 stairs down (no handrail)
    • Row R flat surface no additional stairs needed to access
    • Row Q 2 stairs down | 2 stairs up
    • Row P 4 stairs down | 4 stairs up
    • Row O 7 stairs down and then 2 stairs up with no handrail | 2 stairs down with no handrail and then seven stairs up
    • Row N 7 stairs down | 7 stairs up
    • Door A Wheelchair access by lift or for those that require limited stairs, 2 stairs up | three stairs down (requires staff escort)
    • Row M 9 stairs down | 9 stairs up
    • Row L 11 stairs down | 11 stairs up
    • Row K 14 stairs down and then 2 stairs up with no handrail | 2 stairs down with no handrail and then 14 stairs up
    • Row J 14 stairs down | 14 stairs up
    • Door B is available for patrons who require access to the theater with limited stairs, 3 stairs down | 3 stairs up (requires staff escort)
    • Row H 16 stairs down | 16 stairs up
    • Row G 18 stairs down | 18 stairs up
    • Door C is available for patrons who require access to the theater with limited stairs, 6 stairs down | 6 stairs up (requires staff escort)
    • Row F 20 stairs down | 20 stairs up
    • Row E 22 stairs down | 22 stairs up
    • Row D 24 stairs down | 24 stairs up
    • Row C 26 stairs down | 26 stairs up
    • Row B 28 stairs down | 28 stairs up
    • Row A 30 stairs down | 30 stairs up
  • It is also important to note that the stair height varies in the Newman.
  • If you have difficulty climbing and/or ascending stairs, face challenges with their vision or depth perception, and finally may be attending the performance with a service animal, are encouraged to contact us at 212.967.7555 or email us at accessibility@publictheater.org for assistance with purchasing seats in the Newman. To view a seat map for its current or future productions,  click here and use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to your production.
  • In addition, if you arrive at the theater and still have concerns about accessing your seats, please feel free to speak to a member of the Front of House Staff.

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THE SHIVA THEATER

  • Located on the 1st Floor behind the Taub Box Office.
  • The majority of the seats in the Shiva are only accessible by stairs except for the front row, which is where all wheelchair-accessible seating is located.
  • Seat Depth 17 inches | Seat Width 18.5 inches | Row Width 13 inches | The majority of seating in The Shiva has armrests. For guests who need extra space outside of the measurements listed please contact accessibility@publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555 for assistance with booking seats. 
  • The Shiva Theater is flexible and doesn't have a standard configuration. We encourage you to contact us if you have specific questions about the number of stairs required to access your seats as well as the distance of your Row from the stage. To view a seat map of the Shiva for its current or future productions, click here and use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to your production.  
  • If you have difficulty climbing and/or ascending stairs, face challenges with their vision or depth perception, and finally may be attending the performance with a service animal, are encouraged to contact us at 212.967.7555 or email us at accessibility@publictheater.org for assistance with purchasing seats in The Shiva Theater.
  • In addition, if you arrive at the theater and still have concerns about accessing your seats, please feel free to speak to a member of the Front of House Staff.

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THE LIBRARY AT THE PUBLIC THEATER

  • Located on the 1M Mezzanine Level
  • Accessed by using the B staircase, climbing 16 stairs with handrails available, on the Northside of the Lobby, or by the North Elevator adjacent to the guest restrooms.
  • The entirety of The Library is accessible by wheelchair.
  • Guests who face challenges with their vision or depth perception and dining at The Library with a service animal are encouraged to contact us at 212.539.8790 for assistance with making reservations.

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THE ANSPACHER THEATER

  • Located on the 2nd Floor.
  • Accessed by using the B staircase, climbing 34 stairs with handrails available, on the Northside of the Lobby, or by the North Elevator adjacent to the guest restrooms.
  • The majority of the seats in the Anspacher are only accessible by stairs.
  • Three-quarter square thrust theater.
  • Seat Depth 18.5 inches | Seat Width 20 inches | Row Width 10 inches and 6.5 inches in Row H | The majority of seating in The Anspacher has armrests. For guests who need extra space outside of the measurements listed please contact accessibility@publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555 for assistance with booking seats. 

Photo, Anspacher Theater Fixed Seats with Arms

Phot, Anspacher Theater Fixed Seating with Arms

Photo, Anspacher Theater Fixed Seating with Arms, Seat Down

Photo, Anspacher Theater Fixed Seating with Arms, Seat Down Side View

Photo, Anspacher Theater Fixed Seating with Arms

Photo, Anspacher Theater Movable Seating with Arms

  • The Anspacher has four doors that access the upper level of the theater and can be accessed after climbing 14 stairs with handrails available.
  • Center Section or the 100s section has six rows, with the first Row at stage level and the last Row at 17 feet from the stage, and handrails are available.
    • Row A stage level | 12 stairs down
    • Row B 2 stairs up | 10 stairs down
    • Row C 4 stairs up | 8 stairs down
    • Row D 6 stairs up | 6 stairs down
    • Row E 8 stairs up | 4 stairs down
    • Row F 10 stairs up | 2 stairs down
  • House Left Section or the odds section has eight rows, with the first Row at stage level and the last at 23 feet from the stage, and handrails are available.
    • Row A stage level | 12 stairs down
    • Row B 2 stairs up | 10 stairs down
    • Row C 4 stairs up | 8 stairs down
    • Row D 6 stairs up | 6 stairs down
    • Row E 8 stairs up | 4 stairs down
    • Row F 10 stairs up | 2 stairs down
    • Row G 12 stairs up | flat surface
    • Row H 2 stairs up | 2 stairs down
  • House Right Section or the evens section has eight rows with the first Row at stage level, and the last 23 feet from the stage and handrails are available.
    • Row A stage level | 12 stairs down
    • Row B 2 stairs up | 10 stairs down
    • Row C 4 stairs up | 8 stairs down
    • Row D 6 stairs up | 6 stairs down
    • Row E 8 stairs up | 4 stairs down
    • Row F 10 stairs up | 2 stairs down
    • Row G 12 stairs up | flat surface
    • Row H 2 stairs up | 2 stairs down
  • Guests who have difficulty climbing and/or ascending stairs, face challenges with their vision or depth perception, and finally may be attending the performance with a service animal are encouraged to contact us at 212.967.7555 or email us at accessibility@publictheater.org for assistance with purchasing seats in the Anspacher. To view a seat map of the Anspacher for its current or future productions, click here and use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to your production. 
  • In addition, if you arrive at the theater and still have concerns about accessing your seats, please feel free to speak to a member of the Front of House Staff.

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THE LUESTHER HALL

  • Located on the 3rd Floor
  • Accessed by using the C staircase, by climbing 66 stairs with handrails available, on the Southside of the Lobby or by the South Elevator.
  • The majority of the seats in The LuEsther are only accessible by stairs except for the front row, where all wheelchair-accessible seating is located.
  • Seat Depth 17 inches | Seat Width 18.5 inches | Row Width 13 inches | The majority of seating in The LuEsther has armrests. For guests who need extra space outside of the measurements listed please contact accessibility@publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555 for assistance with booking seats. 
  • The LuEsther is a flexible space and doesn't have a standard configuration. We encourage you to contact us if you have specific questions about the number of stairs required to access your seats as well as the distance of your Row from the stage. To view a seat map of the LuEsther, for its current or future productions, click here and use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to your production.  
  • Guests who have difficulty climbing and/or ascending stairs, face challenges with their vision or depth perception, and finally may be attending the performance with a service animal are encouraged to contact us at 212.967.7555 or email us at accessibility@publictheater.org for assistance with purchasing seats in the LuEsther.
  • In addition, if you arrive at the theater and still have concerns about accessing your seats, please feel free to speak to a member of the Front of House Staff.

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THE MARTINSON HALL

  • Located on the 3rd Floor
  • Accessed by using the B staircase, climbing 68 stairs with handrails available, on the Northside of the Lobby or by the North Elevator adjacent to the guest restrooms.
  • The majority of the seats in the Martinson are only accessible by stairs.
  • Proscenium Theater
  • Seat Depth 17 inches | Seat Width 18.5 inches | Row Width 13 inches | The majority of seating in The Martinson has armrests. For guests who need extra space outside of the measurements listed please contact accessibility@publictheater.org or call 212.967.7555 for assistance with booking seats. 
  • Center Section has 14 rows with Row A seven feet from the stage, Row G 21 feet from the stage, and Row O 42 feet from the stage.
    • Row A Entrance Level
    • Row B 1 stair up | 1 stair down
    • Row C 2 stairs up | 2 stairs down
    • Row D 3 stairs up | 3 stairs down
    • Row E 4 stairs up | 4 stairs down
    • Row F 5 stairs up | 5 stairs down
    • Row G 6 stairs up | 6 stairs down
    • Row H 7 stairs up | 7 stairs down
    • Row J 8 stairs up | 8 stairs down
    • Row K 9 stairs up | 9 stairs down
    • Row L 10 stairs up | 10 stairs down
    • Row M 11 stairs up | 11 stairs down
    • Row N 12 stairs up | 12 stairs down
    • Row O 13 stairs up | 13  stairs down
  • Guests who have difficulty climbing and/or ascending stairs, face challenges with their vision or depth perception, and finally may be attending the performance with a service animal are encouraged to contact us at 212.967.7555 or email us at accessibility@publictheater.org for assistance with purchasing seats in the Martinson. To view a seat map of the Martinson for its current or future productions, click here and use the menu at the top of the page to navigate to your production.
  • In addition, if you arrive at the theater and still have concerns about accessing your seats, please feel free to speak to a member of the Front of House Staff.

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