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No one will be admitted after the first 15 minutes of the performance.

The Encounter is performed without an intermission.

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The Encounter Tickets & Information

Golden Theatre

252 West 45th Street

Between Broadway and 8th Avenue

New York NY 10036 View on map

The Encounter Summary

This event has closed. If you have tickets for a date after the closing date, please contact customer service via the Contact link above.

This show played its final performance on Sunday - January 8.

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Hailed by Ben Brantley of The New York Times as “one of the most immersive theater pieces ever created,” Complicite theater company’s The Encounter comes to Broadway this fall in a strictly limited engagement after enormously acclaimed runs in London, Edinburgh and beyond. The Daily Mail says it’s “unlike any other theatrical experience” and The Daily Telegraph calls it “Spellbinding.”

Get ready for a truly original, utterly astonishing night of theater: Once you take your seat, your senses will be engaged in new and breathtaking ways as Simon McBurney leads you deep into the Amazon rainforest. Inspired by real events, The Encounter follows a National Geographic photographer as he finds himself lost in a remote area of Brazil. Through innovative aural technology and brilliant storytelling, this is a heart-stopping, riveting and slyly witty night of theater… and an encounter you’ll never forget.


***** - The Financial Times
***** - The Sunday Times
***** - The Daily Mail
***** - The Independent
***** - The Daily Telegraph
***** - Time Out London
***** - London Evening Standard
***** - The Herald
***** - The Sunday Herald
***** - The Scotsman

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The Encounter Special Information

NOTICE FOR HEARING IMPAIRED CUSTOMERS:
The audience wears headsets during the performance of The Encounter. In most cases the provided headsets will effectively replace the infra-red systems used in Broadway theatres and will work with hearing aids. If your provided headset is not working to your satisfaction, please notify an usher who can provide alternatives

The Encounter Cast Members:

Simon McBurney

Please Note: Richard Katz will perform at the following performances: Friday - January 6, Saturday matinee and evening - January 7.

Performer schedule subject to change.

The Encounter Creative Team

Conceived by: Simon McBurney
Director: Simon McBurney
Co-Conceiver: Kirsty Housley
Producer: The Encounter Broadway LLC
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan - Brown

The Encounter Related Links

The Encounter In the News

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The Encounter Quick Facts

Running Time:

1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission

Price Range


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Audience :

May be inappropriate for 8 and under.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
September 20, 2016 September 29, 2016

Box Office Hours

Currently not open. Beginning March 4:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: Closed (Beginning April 2: Noon - 6pm (If there is an evening performance, open until curtain.))

No advance sales 1/2 hour prior to curtain!

Mail Order

The Encounter
Telecharge Mail Order
P. O. Box 998
Times Square Station
New York, NY 10108-0998

Coat Room

Yes. No strollers or furs.