The original Circle in the Square was founded in 1951 by Theodore Mann and Jose Quintero and located in Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village. It moved uptown to its current location in 1972, where it was home to the Circle-in-the-Square Repertory Company. It is the only Broadway theatre affiliated with a nationally recognized actor training program. This venue was arranged in a "thrust" configuration for "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," but more recently has been "in the round" for productions including "The Norman Conquests."
There are no steps into the theatre from the sidewalk. There is an elevator from the street level to the Orchestra level. Once on the Orchestra level there are approximately 2 steps down per row. of seats. A wheelchair accessible restroom is available ï¿½ see an usher for access. Additional restrooms are located down a flight of stairs (there is no elevator to this level).