Getting to the Theater
Rattlestick’s entrance is located at 224 Waverly Place, in between Taïm Mediterranean Kitchen and St. John’s Church. Though there is street parking near the theater, we are unable to guarantee availability, so we recommend taking public transportation if possible. Fortunately, Rattlestick is just a short walk from the 123, the ACE, and the BDFM. Get directions here.
The doors to the theater open approximately 30 minutes before showtime. Please be sure to read our COVID-19 Safety Protocol before your visit.
Please note that Rattlestick is currently not ADA compliant. There are seventeen (17) steps from the front door up to our small lobby space and theater seating requires at least another one to nine (1-9) steps. There are four steps from the lobby floor to the stage, which is level with the dressing rooms and backstage bathrooms. Bathrooms are available for public use.
What to Do in the West Village
Rattlestick is proudly located in the heart of the West Village, surrounded by diverse dining and rich historical sites. If you’re in our neighborhood for a show and are looking for a deal, check out some of our Village partners!
Parisian wine bar Vin Sur Vingt is right around the corner from our theater and offers homemade French recipes with over 100 wines to choose from. If you’re seeing a matinee, grab a coffee at Nadas, a Colombian mother-and-son empanadas shop with gluten-free empanadas that come in an assortment of fillings and colors. If you're looking to grab dinner before a show, get a table at Ferdi, a new Italian restaurant in the West Village run by brother and sister duo Fernando and Aida Scarpati. If you’re planning a night in after a show, you can get a bottle of wine at Pop the Cork, a family-run wine boutique with a diverse selection of small production and rare wines and spirits.
In addition to diverse cuisine, the West Village is home to some of the most important LGBTQ+ sites in the entire city. Standing tall just six minutes from our theater, the Stonewall Inn is the home of the legendary Stonewall uprising, where Marsha P. Johnson and other activists protested the police brutality that disproportionately targeted LGBTQ+ folx. In Christopher Park, the Stonewall National Monument was the first national monument to honor the queer civil rights movement.
As you can see, our home in the West Village is an important part of our identity as a theater, and we’re proud to contribute to its lasting legacy through theater that inspires, challenges, and unites. We encourage you to explore our beloved neighborhood on your next visit to Rattlestick.