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Dixon Place

161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
212-219-0736
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Ranked #607 of 855 Attractions in New York City
Owner description: Established in 1986 as a laboratory for performing and literary artists, Dixon Place is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting... more » Owner description: Established in 1986 as a laboratory for performing and literary artists, Dixon Place is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry and performance art at all stages of development in front of a live audience. Challenging artists and audiences, this local haven inspires and encourages artists of all stripes and callings, emphasizing the needs of women, people of color, seniors, youth and the GLBTQ community. DP serves as a safety net, upholding the artist’s experience as our foremost priority.In addition to our mainstage theater, The Lounge at Dixon Place is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 6pm to midnight; Fridays and Saturdays, 6pm - 1am. Happy Hour is nightly from 6-8pm with low beer, wine, and well drink prices and a Bartender's Choice specialty cocktail. For our theater patrons, make sure you give yourself some time for a pre-show cocktail and then hang out afterward with the artists for a nightcap (and YES: you CAN take your drink into the theater!). « less
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New York City, New York
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22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

It really is a laboratory.... This is a laboratory for performing and literary artists.... And just like its scientific counter-parts, most experiments are failures.... Yet it is from our failures that great discoveries are made.... Where else can you go and see something that might in five years make the big time.... Some lucky guests saw the Blue Man Group... More

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New York City, New York
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350 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The first time I went to Dixon Place, it was still in someone's (admittedly huge) living room. It had the feeling of being a laboratory where non-traditional theater artists could develop their craft. Now that it has a more traditional venue/facility - a nice lounge/bar and a black box theater - it is still doing what it has been since... More

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Martinsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Soooo NY!!!!! Enjoyed a great show NYC10. Perfect opportunity for new choreographers. Lovely crowd, supportive audience and drinks are allowed in the audience...the perfect scenario. Will definitely return. Thank you for the opportunity you give to those who are starting out!!!

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New York City, New York
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I came to see Nancy Giles's one woman show and was happy to find a lively non commercial venue for creativity . The downstairs venue is a little tight , but also gives audience a up-close view of performers . Upstairs is causal and fun . If you are wandering around the Lower East Side give it a try .

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

This place gets you to witness a bunch of fat, sweaty and angry mature women fighting over seats. Have I mentioned already that there was No seat available for a paid ticket ?! ?! The performances are below average and the crowed is NOT COOL.

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dixonplace, Manager at Dixon Place, responded to this review

We're sorry that the respondent was unable to get a seat for this event—unfortunately, our theater is general admission and when a show is sold out, the people at the front of the line will grab the best seats. We hope that any time there is a problem that our customers will let us know: there is a staff member... More

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