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Accessibility

New Victory is committed to making our programs, shows and spaces accessible for everyone.

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

For public programming:

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

For school programming:

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

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Accessibility Supports

Head downstairs and see the usher staffing the Accessibility Table or speak to a House Manager when you arrive to borrow any support item needed:

  • Sensory fidgets
  • Foam earplugs
  • Ear defenders
  • Light-sensitivity sunglasses
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Induction neckloops
  • Bariatric or standard wheelchairs

Some support items may require an exchange of a government-issued identification to borrow; it will be given back when the item is returned.

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Patrons with Mobility Aids

New Victory Venues are wheelchair accessible and offer a variety of seating arrangements. Refer to the guidelines below to know more about the physical spaces in each venue.

The New Victory Theater

Public Transportation: The nearest accessible subway station is 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal in the North Wing between 41st & 42nd Street on 8th Ave. You can take the A, C or E to get to this station.

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

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. Mezzanine seating is NOT wheelchair accessible.

Designated Aisle seats with raisable armrests are also available in the Orchestra for individuals who want to transfer into a theater seat and have their mobility aid stowed. These seats are not wheelchair accessible due to the steep aisle.

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 (second floor) and Balcony Level (third floor) of the theater.

New 42 Studios

Public Transportation: The nearest accessible subway station is 42 St-Port Authority Bus Terminal in the North Wing between 41st & 42nd Street on 8th Ave. You can take the A, C or E to get to this station.

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

Seating: Wheelchair-accessible seating is available, and locations will vary by production. When floor seating and bench seating are used, standard chairs are also available by request. Please call 646.223.3010 if you need assistance finding seats to meet your needs.

Elevator: Two elevators service all levels of the building.

Patrons with Sensory Sensitivities

Adapted for individuals on the autism spectrum, with sensory sensitivity or anyone who may benefit from a relaxed theater experience, select 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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Check out our Cozy Zone!

Located downstairs next to the lockers, the Cozy Zone is a space where patrons can take a break at any performance and relax in a comfortable, quiet place with coloring sheets and sensory fidgets.

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Patrons Who Are Deaf or Hard Of Hearing

For those who are deaf or hard of hearing, we offer several services that enhance the magic of watching a live performance. 

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Sign-Interpretation

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.

View Sign-Interpreted Performance Schedule

The Princess and the Pea:
 Public: Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 11am
 Schools:  Thursday, October 24, 2024 at 11am
New Shoes:
 Public: Sunday, November 10, 2024 at 10am
 Schools: Friday, November 8, 2024 at 11am
Baba Yaga and the Firebird:
 Public: Saturday, November 16, 2024 at 4pm
 Schools: Friday, November 15, 2024 at 11am
Yuletide Factory::
 Public: Saturday, December 7, 2024 at 5pm
 School: Saturday, December 18, 2024 at 11am
Little Murmur:
 Public: Sunday, January 19, 2025 at 3pm
 Schools: Thursday, January 16, 2025 at 11am
Nuttin’ but a Word:
 Public: Saturday, February 22, 2025 at 7pm
 Schools: Friday, February 14, 2025 at 11am
Song of the North:
 Public: Friday, March 21, 2025 at 7pm
 Schools: Thursday, March 20, 2025 at 11am
The Magic City:
 Public: Sunday, April 6, 2025 at 11am
 Schools: Friday, April 4, 2025 at 11am
MOYA:
 Public: Sunday, April 13, 2025 at 4pm
 Schools: Tuesday, April 22, 2025 at 11am

Who Are the Professional Interpreters?

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:

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.

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ASL-Interpreted Show Trailers

Browse the 2024-25 season by watching a playlist of ASL-interpreted show trailers.

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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, visit the Accessibility Table in the lower lobby.

New Victory Theater Accessibility-Assistive Listening Devices

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Patrons Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

Through a small earpiece, trained audio describers give verbal descriptions of costumes, scenery and other visual elements and narrate the live action between the actors’ dialogue. Audio description begins approximately 10 minutes ahead of the performance itself, providing details about characters and design elements. AD earphones are available free of charge, cleaned after each use and may be used in any seat. To borrow one, visit the Accessibility Table in the lower lobby.

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 Princess and the Pea:
 Public: Saturday, October 26, 2024 at 11am
 Schools:  Wednesday, October 23, 2024 at 11am
New Shoes:
 Public: Saturday, November 9, 2024 at 1pm
 Schools: Friday, November 8, 2024 at 11am
Baba Yaga and the Firebird:
 Public: Saturday, November 16, 2024 at 4pm
 Schools: Friday, November 15, 2024 at 11am
Yuletide Factory:
 Public: Friday, December 13, 2024 at 7pm
 Schools: Thursday, December 12, 2024 at 11am
Little Murmur:
 Public: Sunday, January 19, 2025 at 3pm
 Schools: Thursday, January 16, 2025 at 11am
Nuttin’ but a Word:
 Public: Thursday, February 20, 2025 at 2pm
 Schools: Friday, February 14, 2025 at 11am
Song of the North:
 Public: Saturday, March 22, 2025 at 7pm
 Schools: Thursday, March 20, 2025 at 11am
The Magic City:
 Public: Sunday, April 6, 2025 at 3pm
 Schools: Thursday, April 3, 2025 at 11am
MOYA:
 Public: Saturday, April 26, 2025 at 4pm
 Schools: Thursday, April 24, 2025 at 11am

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Patrons Accompanied by a Trained Service Dog

We welcome guests with disabilities who are accompanied by a trained service dog, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you would like to discuss specific seating locations prior to making your selection, contact us at 646.223.3010 or Ticket_Services@NewVictory.org.

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