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New Victory Teaching Artist leads a young girl in a pre-show magic activity.

Plan Your Visit

Every New Victory ticket unlocks new adventure.

Next season will wow the entire family! From a folkloric musical and playful puppetry to high-flying fun from Cirque Mechanics, there’s something for everyone—but watching the show is just one part of your family’s visit. A trip to the New Victory is an experience custom made for kids!

Unleash your imagination with free pre-show activities (accessed from your devices and in the lobbies) and feel at home with our amenities. Post-show, stick around a bit for an extra photo op and then find a meal around the neighborhood. The magic of theater starts here….

Planning a Field Trip?

Find Teacher Resources here!

Each Performance Features…

Audience members gather in the lobby post-show

Pre- and post-show activities, plus a chance to grab a photo with performers after many shows

Lobbies, restrooms and concessions that open 45 minutes ahead
of curtain time and for 20 minutes after

A Cozy Zone and Accessibility Table with listening devices, fidgets and other free supports to help you enjoy the show your way

Select performances also have 10 minute, post-show Talk-Backs and offer sign-interpretation and audio-description, or have been adjusted to be sensory-friendly. Refer to your pre-show email, or review the icons on the event page’s calendar.

Your Show Snapshot

New Victory Dance

Pre-show, visit the lower lobby to get your groove on by following choreography, experimenting with movement and lighting using sculptures of dance, and coloring pictures of different dance shoes! Activities are available 45 minutes before curtain.
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Entrance and fully light theater marquee of the New Victory
209 W 42nd Street
Enter under the marquee.

Content Considerations: For everyone 8 and up
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Play Time!

A smiling Teaching Artist leads a boy in a pre-show activity.

We always get to the theater early to take advantage of the pre-show activities.

Elaine B.

Ahead of every performance, New Victory Teaching Artists and New 42 Youth Corps members guide your family in free, interactive arts activities.

  • We create original activities for each production that set the scene for the story on stage and connect you to the art form. Get started on the family-friendly fun early with a New Victory Arts Break, available online anytime. These do-try-this-at-home activities invite you to flex your creativity and stretch your imagination.

  • Once it’s showtime, aim to arrive with time to head downstairs for in-person engagement. These hands-on games and art-making typically take around 20 minutes and can get crowded as curtain time approaches. Doors open 45 minutes ahead of time—plan your arrival accordingly!

  • Activities are available post-show too! Whether you didn’t have enough time pre-show or just want another go, the self-guided lobby activities remain open 20 minutes after the performance. And don’t forget to return to the Arts Break for perfect post-show prompts.

Amenities to Make Your Visit Easy

Providing booster seats for small children was an excellent perk!

Marie L.

  • Cafe

    serving affordable and tasty kid-friendly snack and beverage options

  • Gender-inclusive restrooms

    with changing tables, so use the restroom which most closely reflects your gender identity

  • Complimentary lockers

    to store your stuff before you settle into your seats (New Victory only)

  • Stroller parking

    so you can pack the wheels away and join the fun

  • Booster seats

    for the smallest Orchestra-level patrons (New Victory only)

  • Cozy Zone

    featuring comfy cushions, books and fidget tools for when you need a break from the theater setting

  • Accessibility supports

    like fidgets, earplugs and other items are available to borrow at the Accessibility Table

Tickets and Show Info at Your Fingertips

We want to make sure you have what you need for your show when you need it. 

  • Reminder emails, sent two days ahead of the show, recap your performance details for you.
  • A personalized, secure link to your mobile tickets will arrive several hours ahead of the show, both by email and text message.
  • Alongside the ticket barcodes, take advantage of an interactive map and FAQ.
  • Save your tickets to your digital wallet, or forward a seat or two to the friends attending with you.
  • In need of a nosh or another thing to do? Meet (and save at) our 42nd Street and Times Square neighbors.

Please note: Mobile tickets are available regardless of method of purchase, though select ticketholders are required to finalize their order at the Box Office window. You may also login to view them as of 4pm the day prior. In order to receive notifications, your account must include an email address and/or an SMS-enabled phone number.

A patron holds up a phone displaying a mobile ticket

At our non-profit theater, all these astounding art, activities and amenities are made possible at amazing prices because of donations from people like you. Help them continue to happen.

Need to know something else?

Contact the Ticket Services office by email at or phone at 646.223.3010.