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Accessibility

New Victory strives to make our programs, performances and spaces accessible.

If you have questions, need assistance or need an accommodation not mentioned, please contact us.

For public performances and family workshops:

646.223.3010
Sam Eckmann, Assistant Director of Ticket Operations
SEckmann@New42.org

For school performances and teacher workshops:

646.223.3090
Asha John, Senior Education Programs Manager
AJohn@New42.org

Patrons with Mobility Aids

The New Victory Theater

Entrance: Our wheelchair-accessible entry features a lift and is located to the right of the main entrance—a solid wooden door. 

Steps: The main entrance has three stairs up to the Orchestra, and there are four steps down to access Mezzanine seating and eleven steps down to access Balcony seating.

Seating: Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in the rear Orchestra and Balcony boxes and can be purchased online.

Easy Transfer seats with raisable armrests are also available in the Orchestra for individuals who want to transfer into a theater seat and have their wheelchair or mobility aid stowed.

When floor seating or bench seating is used, standard chairs are also available by request. Please call 646.223.3010 if you need assistance finding seats to meet your needs.

Elevator: The elevator services the Lower Level (restrooms and lockers), Orchestra Level (ground floor), Mezzanine Level (2nd floor) and Balcony Level (3rd floor) of the theater.

New 42 Studios and The Duke on 42nd Street

Entrance: The main entrance is wheelchair-accessible featuring automatic low-energy power doors (push button/swing doors). 

Seating: Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in Studios 3A/B, and locations will vary by production. When floor seating and bench seating are used, standard chairs are also available by request.

Wheelchair-accessible seating is located in the first row at The Duke on 42nd Street and can be purchased online. If you would like assistance finding seats to meet your needs, please call 646.223.3010.

Elevator: Two elevators service Studios 3A/B (3rd Floor) and The Duke on 42nd Street (2nd Floor).

Patrons with Sensory Sensitivities

Adapted for individuals on the autism spectrum, with sensory sensitivity or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed theater experience, these performances feature adjusted lighting and sound and an inclusive, judgment-free environment with trained staff and supports.

Sensory-Friendly Performances

See upcoming sensory-friendly performances and access sensory-support materials.

Learn more

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Patrons Who Are Deaf or Have Hearing Loss

In partnership with Hands On, select performances in our season are interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL) by professional interpreters near the stage. Tickets are available via HandsOn.org.

For I’mPossible: American Sign Language is incorporated into the show and public performances with Talk-Backs will have additional interpretation provided by Hands On. This show features simultaneous open captioning in English.

View Sign-Interpreted Performance Schedule

The Vanishing Elephant:
 Public: Saturday, October 28, 2023 2pm
 Schools: Friday, October 27, 2023 11am
Card Ninja:
 Public: Friday, November 17, 2023 7pm
 Schools: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 11am
Night Light:
 Public: Saturday, December 2, 2023 10am
 Schools: Thursday, December 7,  2023 11am
White Gold:
 Public: Sunday, December 10, 2023 12pm
 Schools: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 11am
Grand Soft Day:
 Public: Saturday, January 20, 2024 1pm
 Schools: Thursday, January 18, 2024 11am
360 ALLSTARS:
 Public: Saturday, March 2, 2024 7pm
 Schools: Wednesday, February 28, 2024 11am
Músíca:
 Public: Sunday, March 17, 2024 3pm
 Schools: Friday, March 15, 2024 11am
Aanika’s Elephants:
 Public: Saturday, April 6, 2024 12pm
 Schools: Friday, April 5, 2024 11am
I’mPossible:
 Public: All performances 
 Schools: All performances
I Wish:
 Public: Saturday, May 18, 2024 3pm
 Schools: Friday, May 17, 2024 11am
Four Go Wild in Wellies:
 Public: Sunday, June 2, 2024 10am
 Schools: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 11am

About the Specialists:

Founded in 1982, Hands On provides access to arts and cultural programs for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities by offering Sign Interpreted Performances along with information on Deafness and the arts across New York City and the country. Having earned a national reputation for providing high-quality interpreted theater, Hands On remains committed to making theater accessible to the 75,000 Deaf signing people in the New York metropolitan area.

2023-24 Season ASL-interpreters (as of 2/22/24):

Candace Broecker Penn, April Cheng, Alaina Drake Mitchell, Gabriel DaSilva, Dylan Geil, Jose Gomez, Jr., Keimi Malave, Cathleen Markland, Amy Meckler, Jina Porter, Jeremy Lee Stone, Christopher Tester, Jasper Thacker Bowell, Anne Tomasetti and Mark Weissglass.

2022-23 Season ASL-interpreters:

Leo Alvarez, Candace Broecker Penn, April Cheng, Alaina Drake Mitchell, Stephanie Feyne, Jeniece Frazier, Darren Fudenske, Amelia Hensley, Saadia Khan, Patrick Michael, Amy Meckler ,Frenchetta, Perez Kilpatrick, Justine Rivera, Victor Rivera, Zavier Sabo, Aisha Simpson, Cheritha Saulsby, Kathleen Taylor and Mark Weissglass.

Baby elephant puppet caresses neck of young woman with sign intepreter in split screen

ASL-Interpreted Show Trailers

Browse the 2023-24 season by watching a playlist of ASL-interpreted show trailers.

Watch Now on YouTube

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Assistive Listening Devices

Assistive listening devices (ALDs) both amplify and clarify sound. Audio runs directly from the sound board to headsets and receivers via beams of infrared light. 

Induction neckloops are available for patrons who use hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch. (Ask your audiologist whether your hearing aid or cochlear implant has a “T” switch/ telecoil and how to use it with an assistive listening headset.)

ALDs are available free of charge, cleaned after each use and may be used in any seat. To borrow one, speak to a House Manager or Usher when you arrive. 

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Patrons Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Through a small earpiece, trained describers will provide necessary detail by describing the live action between the actors’ dialogue.

A select number of seats are available for patrons who require a seat close to the stage due to low vision or other visual needs.

View Audio-Described Performance Schedule 

The Vanishing Elephant:
 Public: Sunday, October 22, 2023 5pm
 Schools: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 11am
Card Ninja:
 Public: Saturday, November 18, 2023 7pm
 Schools: Thursday, November 16, 2023 11am
Night Light:
 Public: Friday, December 8, 2023 4pm
 Schools: Friday, December 15, 2023 11am
White Gold:
 Public: Friday, December 22, 2023 2pm
 Schools: Friday, December 15, 2023 11am
Grand Soft Day:
 Public: Friday, January 19, 2024 4pm
 Schools: Friday, January 19, 2024 11am
360 ALLSTARS:
 Public: Sunday, March 3, 2024 5pm
 Schools: Thursday, February 15, 2024 11am
Músíca:
 Public: Saturday, March 16, 2024 11am
 Schools: Thursday, March 14, 2024 11am
Aanika’s Elephants:
 Public: Sunday, April 7, 2024 5pm
 Schools: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11am
I’mPossible:
 Public: All performances
 Schools: All performances
I Wish:
 Public: Saturday, May 11, 2024 11am
 Schools: Thursday, May 16, 2024 11am
Four Go Wild in Wellies:
 Public: Saturday, June 8, 2024 10am
 Schools: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 11am

About the Specialists:

LAURA H. CONGLETON has been providing live audio description for Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, dance performances, operas, garden tours, and other live events in NYC for more than 30 years. She was a regular describer for many long-running shows, including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Lion King, and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Laura was presented an ACCESS/NY award by Americans with Disabilities, was profiled in a 1994 New York Times article on audio description, and has helped train other describers in NYC. Some of Laura’s many described events include more than eight seasons at the New Victory Theater, as well as Spain (Second Stage), The Magic Flute (Lincoln Center), The Red Violin (NY Philharmonic), Born Dancing, two guided walks for special installations at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and several summer Shakespeare productions at the Delacorte.

Interior of the New Victory Theater with stage lights in balcony

New Victory Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the New Victory Theater and see inside our lobbies and auditorium.

Take a 360° virtual tour

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Digital Content

Our New Victory Arts Breaks are captioned in English.