The Public Theater

The Public Theater, New York City: Address, Phone Number, The Public Theater Reviews: 4.5/5

The Public Theater
4.5
About
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.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
How to get there
  • 8th St – NYU • 2 min walk
  • Astor Place • 2 min walk
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Broncos95mom
Jacksonville, FL28 contributions
Maya Hawke at Joe’s Pub
May 2020 • Family
In February 2020 we enjoyed an evening in Joe’s Pub watching Maya Hawke perform with her band. It’s a small, intimate setting, with good food and great music!
Written 15 April 2021
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jvm
New York City, NY114 contributions
Thoughtful, Provocative Theatre at Great Prices
Jan 2020
Plays at the Public Theatre are always thought-provoking but never more so than in their Under the Radar series that runs every winter (now thru Jan 19). For $30 you can see some of the world's most daring and interesting plays featuring fresh actors and stylish direction.
Written 14 January 2020
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John C
New York City, NY111 contributions
A Bright Room Called Day
Dec 2019 • Couples
Finally got a chance to see Tony Kushner, first play written at the NYC Public Theater. Hadn’t been to the Public in a while and it’s really amazing the upgrade they have made. It has the best upcoming plays and theater experiences at a reasonable price and there was not a bad seat. I believe they have 4 active theaters on site. Check out the Public
Written 13 January 2020
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Scott Price
Geelong, Australia29 contributions
Got a great show to perform
Jan 2020 • Business
Went here to perform a show for the under the radar festival went here in 2013 and it just amazes me how friendly and generous the staff are here its got a great bar too if you do want to hang out with your mate at night
Written 8 January 2020
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Tourist782464
1 contribution
For Colored Girls
Oct 2019
Absolutely fabulous performance, in every way. Comfortable venue, except for multiple theaters and cafes. Serious "people traffic" and long wait issues getting from extremely crowded lobby to theater
Written 22 November 2019
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Peter F
Staten Island, NY1,576 contributions
For Colored Girls...
Nov 2019
We caught a matinee of For Colored Girls...It was a delight of theater, song, dancing, poetry and acting. It is a performance piece not easily fit not any one genre or style. It was uplifting and exciting. The players pour their hearts into the performance. Outstanding theater!
Written 4 November 2019
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Beverly F
New York City, NY53 contributions
Thank you Public Theater - and the Legacy of Joseph Papp
Aug 2019
Great place - innovative theatre - and always reaching - they gave us A Chorus Line & Hamilton and free Shakespeare in the Park....Need I say more
Written 3 September 2019
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Steve C
Sayville, New York, United States69 contributions
Excellent venue
Mar 2019
We have seen several shows here, the latest being "Socrates" with Michael Stuhlbarg. This is an excellent venue and very comfortable, unlike many theaters in NYC.
Written 24 August 2019
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H2NY2
40 contributions
Shakespeare and picnic
Aug 2018 • Friends
One of the best things about NY is the free performance of Shakespeare by great actors/actresses. A picnic basket with a bottle of something white and chilled, cashew nuts, crustless sandwiches, sliced fruits, and kettle chips. You can't beat it. It's a cheap but ideal date. You don't have to break the bank to impress. You do have to get there early.
Written 26 May 2019
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Sapphire Ed
St. Thomas769 contributions
Half the price of Broadway with twice the atmosphere and entertainment!
May 2019 • Couples
Val and I just saw Socrates with Michael Stuhlbarg in the lead role. Bravo, Amazing, Great Performances!
I also enjoyed that the theater was small and with no bad seats.
This was my first time here and it won’t be my last. I’m soooo tired of the over priced broadway plays that this was like a breath of fresh air.
We’ll be back.
Written 5 May 2019
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