Building of the Day

Hayes Theater

Oct 15 at 2–3pm, 3:30–4:30pm
240 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Architect: Rockwell Group

Please note that these two tours are directed towards two separate audiences.

Join us for our inaugural family-friendly Building of the Day tour at 3:30pm! Guided by a CFA Design Educator and a Rockwell Group architect, families will learn about this unique theater, discovering its historic and contemporary significance as Broadway’s littlest theater! This tour is only for students in grades 5-8, accompanied by an adult.

In 2015, Second Stage Theater purchased the landmarked Hayes Theater on Broadway, with a goal of dedicating it to contemporary works of theater by living American playwrights. After a two-year restoration by Rockwell Group, it reopened again in February 2018. A modern, approachable design vocabulary references the Hayes’s heritage as well as Second Stage’s contemporary aesthetic. The most striking intervention is an immersive transformation of the auditorium, with a handcrafted, pixelated environmental mural.

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Building of the Day
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