We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Public Theater

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 425 Lafayette Street, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: 212.539.8500
Website
Improve this listing
Description: Founded in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop, this non-profit theater...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Cymbeline performed brilliantly in Central Park

Presentations of mostly Shakespeare's plays has been going on at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park for many years. And it is free. Check the website for ways to get tickets... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Suzanne G
,
New York City, New York

Similar Things to Do in New York City

Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Presentations of mostly Shakespeare's plays has been going on at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park for many years. And it is free. Check the website for ways to get tickets (my friends have had success with the lottery) However you choose to get tickets. Go and see Shakespeare's Cymbeline. It is a marvelous production which skillfully leads you through... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Even during New York's dog days, the Public's the place to be! Awake & Sing has earned wonderful reviews and as a left leaning, Chinese Jewish couple the play speaks to us.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerdale, New Jersey
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Joe's Pub was a destination spot for us because my friend's daughter was doing her own vocal show in the pub that night. We had a wonderful time. it's a small intimate theater/ pub. Entertainment is never a disappointment. The drinks are fine and there is a menu with anything from fries to excellent entrees. We had dinner upstairs after... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Long Island City, New York
Level Contributor
50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sponsored by the Public Theatre you can attend a glorious performance of a Shakespearean play in Central Park under the stars, during the summer. We saw the Tempest last night with Sam Waterston, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and a huge cast of great performers. No seat is bad but you have to wait on line in the park for most of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It was a Thursday night so it wasn't busy and we had to ask for a second set of drinks. We got some apps to split and they all where overcooked. Great enviornment but the food and service could be better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wonderful Theatre at NYU. Such unique experiences in each theatre within the theatre. Thrilled to have seen Anne Hathaway in Grounded

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
540 reviews
370 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Terrific, moving and very deep production of Grounded with Anne Hathaway just recently extended until May 24th, you will definitely not be disappointed with her solo performance in this very small venue, only sits around 250 give or take in a u shape. Tickets are reasonably priced and can take advantage of $20 rush tickets 2 hours prior to performance... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
nyc
Level Contributor
168 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Bravo! Anne Hathaway was superb in her role (solo) in Grounded at Anspacher Theater. Limited engagement April 7 to May 24, 2015. Small theater so you get to watch her up close! What a superb star! 75-minute play and it felt less! You can meet and greet or even done for a different level fee.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dakar, Senegal
Level Contributor
154 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for Lunch yesterday before seeing Anne Hathaway in Grounded, we arrived early enough, but really the prices for the standard of the food was madness, we started with Mimosa's @$15 each glass, nothing to rave about, my friend had pancakes with berries, and I had tiny toasts with cheese and pickled strawberries, (super small serving) still starving I had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Level Contributor
107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A most unusual play with excellent acting. A surprising excellent play that is definitely worth seeing. Should be a hit

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to The Public Theater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Public Theater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?