Plan Your Visit

Abrons Arts Center is located at 466 Grand Street, at the corner of Pitt Street, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

COVID-19 Policies

Abrons Arts Center is committed to creating a space where we work together to ensure each others’ safety as an artistic community. Whether you are a teacher, student, performer, audience member, artist or visitor, you are part of our community. Review our COVID-19 Policies.


The Abrons Arts Center is accessible by subway:

  • the F train to Delancey Street or East Broadway
  • the J or M trains to Essex Street
  • the D or B trains to Grand Street


The Abrons Arts Center is also easily accessible by bus:

  • M15 to Grand Street
  • M22 to Montgomery Street
  • M9 to Grand Street
  • M14A-SBS to Grand Street
  • B39 to Essex Street


The Abrons Arts Center is also accessible by taking:

  • NYC Ferry to Corlears Hook Stop
  • Then walking for 10 minutes to Abrons

Car or Cab

Take FDR Drive southbound and exit at Grand Street. Northbound FDR does not have an exit for Grand or South streets. Use the Houston Street exit.


Parking lots can be found on East Broadway between Clinton and Montgomery St, and on Coumbia St between Delancey and Broome St.


Originally named the “Arts For Living Center,” Abrons Arts Center is widely regarded as a case study for the role architecture can have in facilitating access to the arts for a diverse community. Breaking ground as an extension to the Henry Street Settlement’s Playhouse during New York City’s historic 1970’s financial crisis, the Center was designed by architect Lo-Yi Chan of the firm Prentice & Chan, Ohlhausen in collaboration with an intergenerational cohort of local residents. Together, they developed a design for a new kind of urban arts center for the 20th century⁠—one that would be of service to a wide array of needs and interests of local and visiting communities. 

Today, discourse around accessibility has necessarily advanced, and as a community-based cultural organization, Abrons is committed to evolving alongside our neighbors. While radically inclusive in its design when the building first opened, we acknowledge that there are ways that our building is challenging to navigate for individuals with a range of mobility and access needs. We are committed to expanding upon our institution’s legacy of inclusivity by providing clear and welcoming points of entry for disabled communities to utilize our spaces. We also acknowledge that access extends beyond architecture, and we are committed to curating programming that is inclusive of the needs of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, and neurodiverse communities. 

This accessibility information sheet serves as a guide for existing resources and will be continually reviewed and updated as we strive to create a more inclusive space. Abrons’ commitment to accessibility is a work in progress and we welcome input from our community members so we learn and evolve our capabilities and understanding of needs. 

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