The Circle in the Square Theatre, located at the Paramount Plaza, is one of the newer Broadway theaters, having opened in 1972. This theater is different from your average Broadway theaters in more ways than one. Unlike a regular theater with the stage at one end of the building with seating starting from the beginning of the stage, the Circle in the Square Theatre, like the name suggests, has its stage in the middle, surrounded by seats in varying order. The Circle in the Square’s first performance on Broadway was on November 15, 1972, with the revival of Mourning Becomes Electra. Post that, the theater went to host a bunch of iconic shows like Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Car, The Rocky Horror Show, Godspell, and In Transit.
Presently, the Circle in the Square Theatre is hosting a spirited revival of Broadway classic, Once on This Island. The Romeo-Juliet-esque tale set in a Caribbean island is bursting with vibrancy, song and dance, and oodles of heart. Tony winner Lea Salonga is joined by Hailey Kilgore, Isaac Powell, Alex Newell, and Quentin Earl Darrington in this production directed by Michael Arden. This revival won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
Looking forward to watching Once on This Island from the best seats in the theater? Our Circle in the Square Theatre seating chart is here to help! Let’s begin with the highlights.
Address: Circle in the square theatre, 1633 Broadway, 234 West 50th Street, New York
Seating Capacity: 776
Orchestra : 514 (Wheelchair - 6)
Mezzanine : 252
Boxes : 12
Standing Room : 22
Check out the Circle In The Square Theatre Seating Chart here.
Playing At Circle In The Square Theatre
Once On This Island
“This is a show that works on one heart at a time (yours). In so doing, the story of the peasant girl Ti-Moune, and her audacious capacity for love, homes in on the essential simplicity of the musical art and, especially, its place in the great human trajectory of assuaging life’s crises through the collective telling, and the collective hearing, of pedagogical, allegorical and soothing stories.”
– Chicago Tribune
Once On This Island is the Broadway musical celebration that sweeps us across the sea to a small village—where, in the aftermath of a great storm, a joyous new life begins.
Follow the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl, who falls in love with a wealthy boy. Divided by cultures and residing on opposite sides of the island, live the life of Ti Moune as she overcomes great adversity and cultural divide. A remarkable journey against all odds, will her quest see her reunite with the man of her dreams, or do the island gods have a different plan for her?
Hailey Kilgore as Ti Moune
Isaac Powell as Daniel
Lea Salonga as Erzulie
Alex Newel as Asaka
Monday & Friday - 8 PM
Tuesday - 7 PM
Wednesday - 2 PM
Thursday - Closed
Saturday - 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday - 3 PM and 7.30 PM
These timings may be subject to change during the holiday period. Click here to check out the real-time seat availability and pricing for the Circle In The Square Theatre.
1 hour 30 minutes, with no intermission
Circle In The Square Theatre - 2018 Calendar
Once On This Island
Nov 9, 2017 – Open Run
Orchestra: There are approximately 2 steps down per row in the orchestra level and the entrance to the orchestra is behind row K. An escalator is available from the street to the orchestra and there are steps into the theater with an elevator available.
Restroom: Ladies and Men's restroom is available one flight of stairs from the theatre level.
Concessions: Theatre-level lobby.
Water Fountain: Restrooms and Orchestra levels
- The Circle in the Square Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible but seating is accessible to the orchestra level.
- Once you are on the orchestra level there are approximately 2 steps down per row and the entrance to the orchestra is behind row K.
- There is an escalator from the street level to the orchestra level and there are steps into the theater with an elevator available.
- The theater has wheelchair accessible restroom available. Please contact the theater usher for assistance in finding the restroom.
- Circle in the Square Theatre is equipped to provide its hearing impaired patrons with some additional hearing assistance device. Please contact the theater usher.
- Since the entire venue is label orchestra, the only way to know where you are located is by the seat number. If you’re not sure about where exactly your seat is based on just the seat number, please contact your ticket seller and ask them the exact seat location.
- Once on This Island is one hour 30 minutes long and there’s no intermission so plan your break accordingly since you cannot leave the theater in the middle of the performance.
The Circle In The Square Theatre is located at 1633 Broadway, 50th Street, which is one of the most popular areas in New York City and continually crowded by tourists. Being in such a high demand, the area is well connected and have many options when it comes to accessibility.
Driving your own vehicle in NYC can be a pain. Fret not! There’s always the reliable New York City public transport you can count on! There are many buses and metro trains you can take to reach the Circle in the Square Theatre. Buses plying to Theatre District are M104, M42, M6, M10, and M27/50. If travelling by subway is more your thing, you can take the 1, 9, C or E train to 50th Street or the N or R train to 49th Street.
Restaurants near Circle In The Square Theatre
Looking for a quick bite before or after your Broadway show? Here our some of our favorite restaurants around the Booth Theatre:
1. Bar Americain: This massive joint for pre-Theatre and business dinners serves upscale fare from chef Bobby Flay.
2. City Kitchen:This takeout joint serves the city’s best ramen in a straightforward, no-fuss manner, focusing on the quality of the food instead.
3. Dallas BBQ: A crowded local chain known for its massive servings of saucy meats, jumbo margaritas, and other classic fare.
4. DB Bistro Moderne: Located in Theatre District, Daniel Boulud’s Moderne serves modern French bistro cuisine with a touch of America.
5. The Lambs Club: A clubby, art-deco style restaurant in 132 West 44th Street, with cocktails and steaks to die for!.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our Theatre District Restaurants Guide for even more fantastic dining options in and around Broadway district.