A space for New York City performances and rehearsals. The building includes a main stage 248 seat Off-Broadway theatre, a 50 seat Off-Off-Broadway black box theatre, four rehearsal studios, an office suite for arts organizations, and the famous Cafe Wha?, which has been a Greenwich Village mainstay since the 1960's.Make The Players Theatre part of your personalized New York City itinerary using our New York City day trip site.
Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940's, the Players Theatre has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences. The theatre has been home to such long run productions as AN EVENING WITH QUENTIN CRISP, PSYCHO BEACH PARTY, and RUTHLESS (starring then 8-year-old Laura Bell Bundy, understudied by Brittany Spears and Natalie Portman). New productions include the haunting show PLAY DEAD co-written by Teller (of Penn and Teller) and Todd Robbins.
If you are interested in staying informed of all that is happening at the Players Theatre and receiving special discounts please sign up for the theatre's monthly e-newsletter. If you have any questions, you can also e-mail us via our website, or call the theatre at 212-475-1449.
The Players Theatre Reviews
What a lovely rendition of the age old classic. Loved the venue and the cast really put their heart into the production. This was a very enjoyable part of our trip. We took the subway to the... more »
On a day trip to New York when we went to NJ in mid December, I found this off Broadway performance on A Christmas Carol online and purchased tickets. The theatre is located in Greenwich Village... more »
This place is an absolute gem. I went here for Monday Night Magic (different show every Monday) and had a ball. Yes, it's a bit small. Yes, it's a bit dated. But it's got character and charm, which is exactly what a theater and a night out needs. Very glad I ended up here and I will definitely be coming back and exploring other productions.
We enjoyed Beauty and the Beast - The Musical.
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