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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The public theater is the home to John Astor’s private library. What is not to love about this piece of American history. For the record, Hamilton got its start here! I saw “Girl from the North Country” here on Tuesday (10/17) night and was pleased....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed this building a few times. It’s very impressive, beautiful and well maintained. Is this a helpful review? Then please give me a "Thumbs up Thank FrankGeisler" by clicking the button below.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most innovative theaters in New York. The shows are always clever and thought provoking. It is well worth the moderate cost and travel time.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

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.

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Reviewed 26 July 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 15 June 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 28 May 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 2 May 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 5 March 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

Thank JayBS661
Reviewed 21 November 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

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