Theater for the New City

Theater, Off-Off Broadway East Village
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Theater for the New City
Although the institution has been around in some incarnation since 1971, the sprawling cement complex was only converted from its former state as a WPA building in 1986, and its four stages have been chock-full of experimental, politically conscious theater ever since. Many of the shows—albeit offbeat—are appropriate for children.


Venue name: Theater for the New City
Address: 155 First Ave
New York

Cross street: at 10th St
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl
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  • Drama Friday May 26 2017 - Monday May 29 2017 Free
  • Comedy Friday June 2 2017 - Sunday June 18 2017
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Mary B

What a throw back! I wasn't around New York City in the 80s but I can only imagine it was a lot like this place! Its scrappy and a hodge podge or mismatched chairs, tables and everything else, but I feel like its doing so much for the artists it supports! And you definitely get the vibe that everyone that is a part of this theater eally really cares about it. Tickets are super cheap, certainly compared to Broadway, and while the show may be more akin to a high school performance than anything else, you can definitely tell that some of the people who start out here will go on to great things!