Constructed on the site of the third Madison Square Garden (1925-1968), New World Stages was originally built as the Loews Cineplex Entertainment movie theater (1994-2001) in Worldwide Plaza. Following substantial renovations, the theater re-opened as Dodger Stages in 2004 and was renamed New World Stages on March 16, 2006. The theater complex has housed many commercial theatrical productions, as well as numerous corporate events, readings, and concerts.
The architects were Beyer, Blinder, and Belle. The theatre designers were Sachs Morgan, and the interior designer was Klara Zieglerova. The largest Off-Broadway theater size in New York, Stage 1’s red velvet seats in a traditional orchestra/mezzanine arrangement invite audiences to enjoy their favorite productions in an intimate environment, with ample leg room and excellent sightlines.
Details on Stage 1's Accessibility
Theatre is wheelchair accessible.
Accessibility by Seating Section
Orchestra Location: There are no steps between rows.
Mezzanine Location: There are steps between rows. Wheelchair seating does not involve steps.
Handrails: Available on every step in the Mezzanine.
There is an elevator and escalator from the ground level to the theater level.
Restrooms are wheelchair accessible on the Orchestra and Mezzanine levels.
Located on the Orchestra level.