NoHo has been home to a thriving theatre community for decades, and in these difficult times your support is needed now more than ever. Over the winter, there's lots of ways to engage and stay connected to NoHo's perfroming arts until its safe to return to in-person shows.
The Public Theater: This long-running theatre has been a NoHo institution for over 60 years! The Public still carries out the vision of Joe Papp as a non-profit, civically engaged theatre driven by artists. The Public Theatre normally offers a multitude of featured shows split between several venues: Joe's Pub and their more traditional theatre spaces. 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. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are unable to open their theatres to the general population. However, The Public Theatre is currently offering virtual performances daily, so feel free to check out their website here! You can also show your support to The Public Theatre by becoming a donor here! Find more information about the Public Theatre 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 has also brought the arts to your home more recently by introducing “Sheen Talks,” a virtual show that presents the best in talks about film, theatre, music, & art. Starting January 1st of 2021, you can donate to the Sheen Center here to show your support. 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 Frankel by promoting and fostering new theatrical talent. They are open for business, currently offering services in media, filming, live streaming, and photoshoots. Bookings are by phone or email only. Help support the Gene Frankel Theatre by donating to their GoFundMe. Learn more here. They are now open a 33% capacity!
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 performances from award-winning poets to open mic nights, the Bowery Poetry Club has something for every poet and poet-at-heart. They are currently offering a series titled “No Desk Poetry Concert.” You can join their poetry programming online through Zoom and Facebook Live. You can also check out their Instagram page @BoweryPoetry which is offering weekly writing prompts, low-cost writing workshops & live performances every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday! To help support the Bowery Poetry Club, you can find their donation link here. More information here.
Bond Street Theatre: While you can't see a show in the neighborhood, this NoHo nonprofit works to bring theatre to marginalized communities across the globe! Make a donation to Bond Street Theatre 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 exciting burlesque performances, jazz, and dinner. It will be offering ‘Winter Wonderland on the Bowery,’ an all outdoors event shown throughout the winter season. Read more here to find information on upcoming indoor events.
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. It has been home to the Blue Man Group since 1991. Astor Place Theatre is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Read more here.
Subculture: This subterranean Bleecker Street spot is temporarily closed due to COVID-19.