Joyce Theater

Extend your Joyce experience by spending time in Chelsea, the neighborhood stretching from 15th Street to 34th Street between the Hudson River and Sixth Avenue on Manhattan’s West Side.

Extend your Joyce experience by spending time in Chelsea, the neighborhood stretching from 15th Street to 34th Street between the Hudson River and Sixth Avenue on Manhattan’s West Side. The area takes its name from an early 19th century house that occupied a full block between Ninth and Tenth Avenues south of what is now 23rd Street.  The house was built by British Major Thomas Clarke, who named it after the manor of Chelsea, London.

The Joyce Theater occupies what was originally the Elgin Theater, a movie house built in 1941.  Opening in 1982, The Joyce was instrumental in reviving Chelsea, which today attracts countless New Yorkers and tourists to destinations like the High Line, art galleries housed in former warehouses, great shopping, and lively restaurants. 

The Joyce Theater is compliant with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.  An accessible restroom is located on street level and assisted listening devices are available for patron use.  The Joyce Bar, offering drinks and snacks, is located in the lower lobby. If patrons are unable to access the Bar, they may place pre-show orders either online or through a front of house staff employee.  At intermission, orders will be delivered in the upper lobby.

Note: Please plan to arrive early; all bags subject to search.