Henry Box Brown

Musicals and Opera (historical, a cappella)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years
Dates, Times and Prices


2018 Best Musical nominee (MusicalTheatreReview.com). Amazing fusion of R'n'B and gospel telling the unmissable true tale of an 1850s Virginia slave who mails himself to freedom in a box. 'Astounding a capella – standing ovation' (Fest). Performed for over 30,000 people from NYC, it’s a crowd-pleaser that shines a light on our capacity to transcend. 'Compelling, remarkable, great songs, authentic…' (Times). 'Beautiful, thunderous applause, moving tenderness' (FringeReview.co.uk). Superb 16-strong New York cast directed by Tony winner Ben Harney (Dreamgirls). NEA award-winning writer, Mehr Mansuri and championed by the Baha’i Unity Center of NYC.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift. The Big Yin can be accessed via the building lift to the 3rd Floor. The Accessible toilet is located in the Basement. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift
  • Stairs: None
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices