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Founded in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop, this non-profit theater presents full seasons of new plays, musicals, Shakespeare and the classics in various venues throughout New York City.
425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021
Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
+1 212-539-8500
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see Girl From The North Country and were pleased with the show and theater. We thought it was very good. The cast was outstanding in the play. They did a great job singing the numerous Bob Dylan songs throughout the play. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dylan3961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to see Mother of the Maid last weekend. It was our first time to NYC Public Theater. The Aspacher Theater was fabulous. Intimate setting and not a bad seat in the house. We sat in the front row and saw...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 1 November 2018

If you are the least interested in theatre and the performing arts, you should go to the Public Theatre on Lafayette. It is also a perfect area for food and drink before or after. There is always something showing that is of interest. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank akirlu
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a wonderful venue to see a play! The buildings architecture is beautiful and there is always quality productions. There is a good restaurant called The Library in the theater.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We attended the Mother of the Maid at The Public Theater and it was a fantastic experience. Glenn Close was amazing and the rest of the cast were very good too! It is such a treat to attend a play like this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bourlingueur60
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This is a genre defying play based on the songs and music of Bob Dylan. Conor McPherson wrote the play with the songs as a significant basis of the action. The staging is a delight. The cast is outstanding as is the song interpretation. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

The public theater is the home to John Astor’s private library. What is not to love about this piece of American history. For the record, Hamilton got its start here! I saw “Girl from the North Country” here on Tuesday (10/17) night and was pleased....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We passed this building a few times. It’s very impressive, beautiful and well maintained. Is this a helpful review? Then please give me a "Thumbs up Thank FrankGeisler" by clicking the button below.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is one of the most innovative theaters in New York. The shows are always clever and thought provoking. It is well worth the moderate cost and travel time.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

Attended recently to see a show based upon the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Nice, small, boutique theater with friendly and helpful staff. The bar/restaurant on the ground level was well stocked, but a wee bit pricey. Great experience all round, and I would definitely return.

Date of experience: June 2018
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