305 West 43rd St.
New York 10036
Second Stage Theatre's second home opened in April of 1999, marking the twentieth anniversary of the company. This 296-seat, 17,000 square-foot space was designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, in collaboration with New York-based architect Richard Gluckman. A converted historic bank building, the new space tripled Second Stage's audience capacity and significantly increased the production facilities for large-scale shows. Four levels include: a 296-seat theatre with lobby on the second floor; dressing rooms, green room, and rehearsal and production spaces on the third floor; theatrical office space in the penthouse; and entrance foyer and box office at street level. The theatre is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities. The opening of the new facility has enabled the company to further its mission of rediscovering great American plays, while at the same time broadening the range of productions it can present.