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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.
425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021
+1 212-539-8500
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended recently to see a show based upon the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Nice, small, boutique theater with friendly and helpful staff. The bar/restaurant on the ground level was well stocked, but a wee bit pricey. Great experience all round, and I would definitely return.

Thank Paul E
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Shakespeare In the Park is a bucket list item for anyone that adores the performing arts and it is one of the absolute best things to do for free in New York City! We had the privilege of seeing A Midsummer Night’s Dream last season...More

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We saw the production of Othello at the Delacorte Theater last night. It was an excellent staging and a beautiful evening. The lead roles of Iago and Othello were masterfully handled and the young actress playing Desdemona was outstanding. It was a great evening of...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The current offering on the 3rd Fluor stage of the Public Theatre is Mlima. It is a powerful story of the tragedy of poaching told in a unique and moving way. The actor playing Mlima captures the tragedy of his death and all the deaths...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We saw Mylima’s tale. Amazing cast and theater. Every seat is a great seat. Staff is very helpful. Love this quaint theater.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Public Theatre in lower Manhattan host a nightclub, several theatres and The Library restaurant. Shows range from classics to avant garde to favorites such as The Loser's Lounge performance of classic artists. The Library has a small but diverse menu with a decent wine...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

Saw a pretty good show here the other night, and the theater was great. Big Open lobby with bar and snacks that you can bring to your seat. comfortable seating and good views/sound. No long lines to get in or go to the bathroom. Plenty...More

Thank Johngmart
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We attended this play. The Theatre itself has a lot going on and is a great venue. Loved the play and also the vibrant energy of the place. Great location as well.

Thank Sylvialuna
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful venue for creative excellent theatre performances - sometimes experimental, sometimes challenging but always first rate productions. Rough to get tickets - most theatres, and there are quite a few - are limited in size as are the length of time each production runs.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Amazing institution in Manhattan--brought Hair, A Chorus Line, Hamilton among other one of a king musicals to the Broadway stage that were developed at the Public. Dramas also produced as well as all the Shakespeare produced in Central Park. A miracle for us all and...More

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