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Cherry Lane Theatre

West Village
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Address: 38 Commerce St, New York City, NY 10014-3755
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We were going to see Shades, a play that we had heard about through social media and it was being shown in this theatre. We loved it! The theatre was in one of the most... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were going to see Shades, a play that we had heard about through social media and it was being shown in this theatre. We loved it! The theatre was in one of the most picturesque parts of New York with really nice restaurants near by. It's tucked away in a quaint corner. It is a small community theatre but... More 

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Saw Crashlight (which was so good that I'm told very performance sold out and another was added toward the end of the run) and loved it. The theatre itself was a much appreciated blend of historical and still very comfortable. Would see other shows there - and hope they are as good as Crashlight.

Thank JimLew
Oradell, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 June 2016

My sisters and I needed a night on the town which began with a visit to our favorite theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, to see "Out of the Mouth of Babes". What a great show! The 4 women were fantastic and they had us laughing as they touched a part of each of us!!! The lighting, sound and stage are great... More 

Thank Doreen E
Secaucus, New Jersey
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

See theater up close and personal. Take a break for the big B'way shows and treat yourself to something a bit more intimate. I've been here a few times and caught an very well written, acted and thought provoking play, Exit Strategy yesterday. In addition to this being a a nice venue, this stretch of Commerce St. Is one of... More 

Thank hanleydouglas
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

After a fairly unpleasant Broadway experience (not the show itself just dealing with midtown and rude staff) this was a breath of fresh air... It is an adorable small Theatre tucked away on a lovely corner of West village. The production quality is excellent and the whole experience was charming and delightful , thoroughly recommend , much better than the... More 

Thank Richie T
Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

We saw "Oh Hello" at Cherry Lane Theatre and it was a fabulous venue. It was small and intimate with a great stage, lighting and sound. The chairs were comfortable and I didn't feel squished. The Theatre is tucked away on a side street in a lovely neighborhood. The experience rivaled any show in the Theatre district. Highly recommend.

Thank Catzmother
Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Loved our night at Cherry Lane Theater. It's intimate and a wonderful contrast to the Broadway theaters. A definite highlight of our trip.

Thank A F
Birmingham, Mich
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

The Cherry Lane is located in my favorite New York City neighborhood, the West Village. It has a rich history of fostering new playwrights. I've seen two shows there: Mike Birbiglia (and Lena Dunham stopped by), and Colin Quinn. Both were comedy shows, which is not typical. Both were great. The theatre is small, clean and there isn't a bad... More 

Thank Ballerman
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

We really liked the idea of going off Broadway, and chose this theatre since we were staying close by in Greenwich Village. The Cherry Lane Theatre is very intimate and laid back, has some history, is reasonable priced, and we saw an excellent show in Laugh It Up, Stare It Down - great acting and an amusing play by Alan... More 

Thank Peter L
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 March 2015

What a charming and sophisticated place. Tucked into a quiet lane in the West Village. Saw "Everything You Touch" on a snowy afternoon. Brilliant acting. Legacy of top talent and new work. Reasonable ticket prices. Cute restaurant/bar two doors down. Great place for a relaxing and enlightening outing. Hidden treasure -- few tourists -- lots of arts insiders.

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