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Plan Your Visit

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.

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Accessibility

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.

We do our best to accommodate all patrons, so if you have any questions or requests about your visit, please reach out to info@rattlestick.org or call (212) 627-2556 before your visit.

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. For a pre- or post-show meal, you can find Peruvian cuisine at Baby Brasa, Indian cuisine at Semma, Japanese cuisine at Sushi Katsuei, barbecue at Mighty Quinn’s, and much more, all within a ten minute walk of the theater.

Many of the dining options in the West Village are not only hearty, but historic. The White Horse Tavern is one of the oldest taverns in NYC, and rose to fame during the counterculture movement when it became an unofficial hotspot for writers, musicians, artists, and activists. If you’re looking for a pre-matinee brunch spot, Elephant & Castle is a West Village staple with a rich history for Irish Americans––not to mention it has dish called “Eggs’n Apples Benedict on French Toast With Maple Syrup,” which The Infatuation deemed “the single greatest brunch invention of all time.”

Speaking of historic establishments, 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.

In addition to these historic sites, artistic and cultural experiences inhabit every corner of the Village. The Whitney Museum of American Art relocated to our neighborhood in 2015, and now sits directly in between the High Line and the Hudson River. The Village Vanguard is a jazz club that was built in the 1930s to be a hub for poets and artists alike; today, its late night live performances provide the perfect ambience for post-theater drinks and music.

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.