Water for Elephants

The title "Water for Elephants" in white font against a dark wooden gate with circus lights strung on top of it. To the left, a logo is painted on the door—the outline of an elephant head created from the silhouettes of two trapeze artists inflight. The names of the full creative team appears under the title.

Show Details

Performance Schedule

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Run Dates

March 21, 2024 - Open Run

Upcoming Scheduled Events

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Running Time

2:40 hrs

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Show Description

The critically acclaimed bestselling novel comes to “thrilling, dazzling” life (Time Out New York) in a unique, spectacle-filled new musical with "one of the more remarkable ensembles ever seen on Broadway” (New York Daily News)! Hailed as a Critic’s Pick, The New York Times calls it “stunning, emotional and gorgeously imaginative.” 

After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life—and love—beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age. 

Tony Award-nominated director Jessica Stone’s “huge, heart-filling" production (The New York Times) features a book by three-time Tony nominee Rick Elice adapted from Sara Gruen’s novel and a soaring score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co.

Audience Advisory

This production uses a gunshot sound effect and theatrical haze. Children under 4 years old will not be admitted.

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March 21, 2024 - Open Run

Wheelchair seating, assistive listening devices, loopSystem, handheld captions, and prerecorded audio description are always available.

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Wheelchair

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Hearing: Assistive Listening Devices

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Hearing: Loop Systems

Neck induction loop systems, reservations are recommended. Visit soundassociates.com/reservations.

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Closed Captioning

GalaPro app or handheld device 4 weeks after opening. Prior, email audienceservices@shubertorg.com.

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Audio Description: Pre-recorded

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Theatre Details

Address

Imperial Theatre
249 W 45th St
New York, NY 10036

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Public Transportation

By Bus: Take the M7, M20, or M104 bus.

By Subway: 1, 2, 7, S, N, R, Q, W, A, C, E to 42nd St./ Times Square

Additional Accessibility Details

Wheelchair Info: Wheelchair seating available. Theatre is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are no steps to the designated wheelchair seating location.

Seating: Front and rear mezzanines reached only by stairs. Seats 1,421.

Elevator\Escalator: There are no elevators or escalators at this theatre.

Parking: Valet parking lot: North side of street between Broadway & 8th Ave. Vans enter on 46th St. Valet parking garage: East of Shubert Alley, on south side of 45th St. between Broadway & 8th Ave. No vans.

Curb Ramps: (2.5" lip) SW corner of 45th St. & Broadway; NW corner 45th St. & Broadway.

Entrance: Double doors in series: 1st set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors from 45th St to foyer with push-button control; 2nd set (each 27") has one pair of automatic doors to ticket lobby with push button control: 3rd set (each 25.5", attended by ushers) to inner lobby; 4th set (each 53", attended by ushers) into theatre.

Box Office: Main lobby. Counter 43". Assistance available.

Restroom: Unisex: Inner lobby. Door 33". Stall 96" x 66". Commode 17". Grab bars

Water Fountain: Ticket lobby. Spout 36".

Telephone: Foyer. Coin slot 53.5". Cord 29". Volume control. With TTY and electric outlet

Assisted Listening System: Reservations are not necessary. Drivers license or ID with printed address required as a deposit. Please call: (212) 582-7678 to reserve in advance. Closed Captioning is also available through the GalaPro app. For more information on GalaPro, check here: https://www.galapro.com/

Visual Assistance: Vision seats in the front of the orchestra for purchase online, in person, or on the phone. Audio Description is also available through the GalaPro app. More information can be found here: https://www.galapro.com/

Folding Armrests: Fifteen row-end seats with folding armrests.