The Players Club

Theater, Off Broadway Gramercy
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Founded in 1888 by Edwin Booth, Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman (among other notables), the Players Club sits in a Greek Revival townhouse overlooking Gramercy Park. It's basically an old-style gentlemen's club (though, needless to say, women are welcome nowadays) and is one of those eccentric curiosities that become rarer by the day in NYC. Many events are open to members and their guests only.


Venue name: The Players Club
Address: 16 Gramercy Park South
New York

Cross street: between Park Ave South and Irving Pl
Transport: Subway: N, R, 6 to 23rd St
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Jeffrey H

The Players is my (large) home away from my (small) NYC home. Since moving to NYC it has become my base for friendship, creativity with my own work and seeing that of others. Within its beautiful walls reign conviviality, good conversation and anecdote and a rich and proud history. It is a joy and privilege to be a member.

Robert C

great ambience, history, and comraderie makes this a great place to visit, to entertain, and to be entertained while looking out over historic Gramercy Park.

Linda P

A friendly, diverse crowd of all ages is growing at this private, social club!
It's a looong way from the uptown, formal, business networking clubs.
At The Players people in all fields discuss of what's happening in theater, new TV, films, music, plus any number of other topics. Plus live performances, and discussions on the arts too!

Michael G

The Players is the best private club in New York City in its original location. A National Historic Landmark designed by Stanford White and founded by the greatest Shakespearean actor of his time, Edwin Booth.

Cyndy M

Amazing historic club house on the park with fantastic drinks and social events.

Bruce M

Culture, architecture, welcoming crowd and Eddie behind the bar. Can't beat it.

C. Claiborne R

This is the friendliest and most welcoming of the old-line private clubs. Good food, good drink, good company.

Michael S

There is no place in New York more inspiring nor more friendly then The Players. To be there is a joy; to be a member is a privilege. What makes it even more special is that you are judged by your personality and intelligence, not by how much money or power you have.

Ken A

Historic , up-to-date , great people , fabulous location , all the arts represented all the time , relaxing , exciting , breadth of experiences shared quite surprising but real .

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