8 amazing performing arts venues in NoHo that you need to know about!
NoHo’s tradition as a progressive performing arts community carries on today. Here are 8 fantastic venues showcasing arts in NoHo and around the world:
Subculture – 45 Bleecker Street
Capacity: 200 – “Immersed in color. Cradled in sound. Built for musical nirvana” is a great way to describe Subculture! They have the ultimate listening room that put the focus on the artists and their craft, but also had a relaxed, downtown energy.
The Public Theater / Joe’s Pub at The Public – 425 Lafayette Street
Capacity at Public Theater: 100 ~ 300 / Capacity at Joe’s Pub: 190
The Public theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, contemporary, and experimental pieces in equal measure. They serves as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force in leading and framing dialogue on important issues of our day. Joe’s Pub, part of The Public Theater, debuted in 1998, supporting young artists while providing established artists with an intimate space to perform and develop new work.
Sheen Center – 18 Bleecker Street
Capacity: 250 – The Sheen Center included 2 theaters and an art gallery. They aspires to present the heights and depths of human expression in thought and culture, featuring humankind as fully alive. Currently hosting an exhibition by Felix Osiemi.
Culture Project: Lynn Redgrave Theatre – 49 Bleecker Street
Capacity: 300 – Culture Project, a “magnet” for today’s best talent including Meryl Streep, Mary J. Blige, Marisa Tomei, Staceyann Chin, and many more artists who share a passion for theater and public justice. With its mission to address critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices, Culture Project fosters innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists.
Gene Frankel Theatre – 24 Bond Street
Capacity: 75 – Ever since found in 1949, Gene Frankel Theatre continues to give a home to artists that cultivate a theater that speaks of both an idealistic socio-political change and personal change. With civil rights and progressive thinking at its core, the work that come from this venue is visual art, performance
Astor Place Theatre / The Blue Man Group – 434 Lafayette Street
Capacity: 313 – Located in the historic Colonnade Row, Astor Place theater is an off-broadway house that served as a home to The Blue Man Group since 1991. The Blue Man Group combines music, technology, and comedy and creates a form of entertainment, which can’t truly understand untile you see the show for yourself! Youtube Video
Bond Street Theatre – 2 Bond Street
A threatre group like no other, the award-winning Bond Street Theatre was founded in 1976 and “initiates creative programming that inspires and educates youth, addresses human rights issues, heals communities affected by poverty and conflict, and promotes the value of the arts in shaping a peaceful future.”
One of Bond Street Theatre’s projects is the Shinbone Alley Stilt Band–a dynamic brass band that has performed all over the world and around the city. You can check out their performance here!