Theater Venues

Theater Venues

Theater venues in New York City

IRT Theater

IRT Theater

IRT, formerly known as the Interborough Repertory Theater, established in 1986, describes its mission as supporting independent theater artists and building community through facilities, programs, and education. IRT programs include: The 3B Development Series, established in 2007, which provides development residences to artists (past residents include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts,[…]

The Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre

Located in the Long Island City neighborhood in Queens, The Secret Theatre is a multipurpose, performance complex. It hosts theater performances, music concerts, film screenings, art exhibitions, and classes and workshops, including regular productions by the Queen Secret Improv Club, an indie improv comedy collective; the Secret Children’s Theatre, Saturday afternoon[…]

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Theaterlab

Founded by Italy-to-New York transplant Orietta Crispino, Theaterlab is an artistic laboratory dedicated to studying the nature of live performance. It is both a venue for new and experimental works including theater, music, and visual art and a producing organization. Theaterlab sublets space for the development of various projects, such[…]

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Ensemble Studio Theatre, or “EST,” is a Hell’s Kitchen-based theater company founded in 1968 that is committed to showcasing new voices in American theater and nurturing emerging artists in all disciplines of the field. In addition to a few full scale productions each year, EST generates new work through a[…]

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Theatre For A New Audience

Theatre for a New Audience has been a leading voice in New York City theater since 1979. Founded by Jeffrey Horowitz (who still serves as its Artistic Director), TFANA (pronounced in the theater biz as ta-fah-na) primarily performs Shakespeare and other classic plays, but also invests in contemporary playwrights and new works. TFANA has been[…]

the flea theater

The Flea Theater

The Flea Theater was founded in 1996 by director Jim Simpson, playwright Mac Wellman, and designer Kyle Chepulis — all  renowned artists — with a mission to create “a joyful hell in a small space.” Nestled in the heart of TriBeCa, The Flea Theater is now an award-winning incubator for “non-institutional and resolutely noncommercial”[…]

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The Wild Project

Planted in Manhattan’s East Village, The Wild Project is the most eco-friendly theater in New York City. Constructed almost entirely with sustainable material, it features a rooftop garden that houses not only lush flora, but also a patch of solar panels that harnesses some of the electricity used to power the venue (the[…]

japan society

Japan Society

Founded in 1907, Japan Society is an American nonprofit organization dedicating to connecting the people of the U.S. and Japan through arts, culture, language, business and policy-making programs. Japan Society presents fine art, movies, and theater performances year-round. Its Performing Arts Program began in 1953. Japan Society created a permanent stage[…]

St. Ann's Warehouse

St. Ann’s Warehouse

Founded in 1980 under the name Arts in St. Ann’s, St. Ann’s Warehouse is named after its original location at the National Historic Landmark Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity in Brooklyn Heights. It originally focused on classical music but has since established itself as a center for daring,[…]

Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons

Founded by Robert Moss in 1971, Playwrights Horizons is dedicated to promoting new work by American theater artists. Some of the most notable plays to come out of New York City in the last 40 years premiered at Playwrights Horizons, including Pulitzer, Tony, and Obie award winners. As an institution it[…]

La MaMa

La MaMa

La MaMa is often credited as the birthplace of “Off Off Broadway” theater. Its founder, Ellen Stewart, opened the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, or La MaMa E.T.C, or, just, La MaMa, in a tiny Lower East Side basement in New York City in 1961. Stewart dedicated the space to[…]

HERE Art Center

HERE Arts Center

HERE Arts Center is a performance art space in New York’s Soho neighborhood. It hosts two theaters and a small cafe. Founded in 1993, HERE is also a producing organization that supports artists creating innovative, multidisciplinary work. HERE and the work presented at HERE have garnered multitude of awards, including 16[…]

59E59 Theaters

59E59 Theaters

The Drama Desk Award winning 59E59 Theaters (conveniently named after its location) is an upscale complex of three theaters and a bar that serves drinks and snacks, located near the southeast corner of Central Park in New York City. It was built by the nonprofit organization The Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation[…]

The Public

The Public Theater

The Public Theater is one of the most important cultural institutions in New York City and in the U.S. It has produced innumerable unique and brilliant theatrical performances since its founding by Joseph Papp nearly 60 years ago. Production highlights include historic hits HAIR and A Chorus Line and venerable versions of[…]

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