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. If you're interested in watching a reflection of the Aids epidemic in the U.S, catch As Much As I can from September 12th through 16th at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. 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. When It Happens to You is based on Tawni O'Dell's personal experience as a mother attempting to restore safety and unity to her family after her daughter was a victim of a vicious attack. Catch this theatrical memoir from October 3rd to November 10th. 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. The play Belief: Lives and Stories of Montana's Salish Women highlights the generational experiences of the women living on the Flathead Indian Reservation. If you are interested in participating in this unqiue opportunity of cultural exchange, it will be at The Gene Frankel Theatre from September 18th to 22nd. 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. Every Friday in September and October at 9:30 PM, aerialists, burlesque, fire eaters, and hula hoopers will put on a facsinating show in Pandora's Box. 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. UCB has numerous shows throughout the month and can be seen this weekend on September 13th through 15th. 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. Join an open mic night hosted by Mason Granger on September 23rd from 8 to 10:30 PM. 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 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.