For decades NoHo has housed a vibrant theatre community. Whether it's Off-Broadway classics, original plays, or old favorites, NoHo's theatres have got you covered!
The Public Theater: This long-running theatre has been a NoHo instiution for over 60 years! The Public still carries out the vision of Joe Papp as a non-profit, civically engaged theatre driven by artists. Featuring shows every day, split between several venues: Joe's Pub and their more traditional theatre spaces. Best of all, you can catch The Public in the summer for free, they put on Shakespeare in the Park in New York City parks! The Public is also home to the Library, a full service restaurant and bar with occasional performances. It's the perfect place to start or end your night at The Public. Find more information about the Public Theatre here.
Astor Place Theatre, home to the Blue Man Group: Part of NoHo's historic Colonnade Row, the theatre was originally opened in 1968 and was an early center of off-broadway theatre. Now home to the Blue Man Group since 1991, the theatre shows the New York based performers every night! Read more here.
Sheen Center for Thought and Culture: A project of the archdiocese of Manhattan, the Sheen Center promotes arts and cultural events on multiple stages in the historic Loretto Theatre building. The Sheen Center maintains a robust calendar of events including theatrical runs. Learn more here.
Gene Frankel Theatre: Named after the influential Gene Frankel, a pioneer of the Off-Broadway movement, The Gene Frankel Theatre has been a part of NoHo since 1949! The theatre seeks to promote the legacy of Gene Frankel by promoting and fostering new theatrical talent. Learn more here.
Duane Park: Though not a traditional theatre, Bowery's Duane Park is an interesting place to see a show! A night at Duane Park comes with an exciting of burlesque performances, jazz, and dinner. With different shows all the time, there's always something new and unique to see at Duane Park. Read more here.
Subculture: This subterranean Bleecker Street spot shows a variety of plays and shows. Most notably, Subculture houses Upright Citizens Brigade's downtown performances. Learn more information here.
Bowery Poetry Club: While not home to theatre, the Bowery Poetry Club is still a fantastic place to see a performance. Since 2001, the Bowery Poetry Club has brought live poetry readings to NoHo. With everything to performances award-winning poets to open mic nights, the Bowery Poetry Club has something for every poet and poet-at-heart. More information here.
Of course, what would a show be without dinner. Three of NoHo's best restaurants offer special pre-theatre menus!
Pre-Theatre Dinner at Indochine: This NoHo classic that's "made New Yorkers feel famous since 1987" serves a $38 pre-theatre dinner from 5:30 to 7:00 PM daily. The meal includes an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. See the menu here.
Pre-Theatre Dinner at The Bari: Served from 5:00 to 7:00 PM daily, the $37 pre-theatre dinner at The Bari comes with edamame, an appetizer and an entree. The Bari is an especially great choice if you're going to the Public Theatre-- it's right next door. Learn more here.
Pre-Theatre Dinner at Acme: This NoHo favorite offers a $45 pre-thetre dinner every day. The meal comes with an appetizer, entree, and a dessert. Acme is a great option for vegetarians, all three appetizers and two of the entrees are totally vegetarian. Read more here.