Virginia Theatre

Virginia Theatre

245 W. 52nd St., New York, NY

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Theatre Name Year Named
August Wilson Theatre 2005
Virginia Theatre 1981
American Academy of Dramatic Arts 1953
ANTA Playhouse 1950
WOR Mutual Radio 1943
Guild Theatre 1925


  • History:

    The Virginia Theatre opened in 1925 as the Guild Theatre, designed by Crane & Franzheim and located at 245 W. 52nd Street. The venue was renamed for owner Virginia M. Binger in 1981. In 2005, the Virginia was renamed the August Wilson Theatre, in honor of the playwright who died later that year.

  • Built: 1925
  • Number of Seats: 1222
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