New Victory Theater


At the New Victory Theater, we know that kids have amazing capacities for suspending disbelief, getting swept up in fantasy and adventure, and opening their minds to new experiences. We also know that kids are the world's most honest audience members. We keep all of this in mind as we scour the globe year-round, traveling to international, national and local festivals and venues as close as Brooklyn and as far away as Moscow.

While kids deserve theatrical stories and experiences full of the kind of magic that only live performance can deliver, adults who bring kids to the theater deserve this too. We don't put anything on New Victory stages that the very grown-up Artistic Programming Department staff didn’t enjoy as much as the 6-year-old sitting next to them.

New Victory ancillary public programming and in-theater engagement activities are designed for families and kids to learn and play together, while acquiring exciting new skills and deepening their relationships to the arts and each other. New Victory in-school programs are guided by our strong belief that arts engagement has the power to spark imagination, creativity and dialogue, and give students tools for learning in all disciplines. In all New Victory activities, we seek to provide experiences that push boundaries, encourage global thinking and provide lasting memories.

At the heart of the New Victory philosophy is the commitment to break down barriers—be they cultural or economic—and provide access for students, teachers, kids, families and communities of New York City and beyond to experience and engage with the work on our stages. We created the New Victory Arts Award in 2010 to honor individuals who embody this commitment. Bill Irwin, celebrated actor, outspoken advocate for arts education and New 42nd Street founding board member, was honored with the inaugural award in 2010. In 2011, we presented the New Victory Arts Award to Cheryl Henson, President of the Jim Henson Foundation, and, in 2012, we honored the Australian Arts Council.

Productions (41)
Around the World in 80 Days
May 2019 — May 2019
Emily Brown and the Thing
Jan 2019 — Feb 2019
Dec 2018 — Dec 2018
Circus Abyssinia: Ethiopian Dreams
Nov 2018 — Dec 2018
Nov 2018 — Nov 2018
Beauty and the Beast (New Victory)
Oct 2018 — Nov 2018
Tinga Tinga Tales - The Musical
Oct 2018 — Oct 2018
Machine de Cirque
Sep 2018 — Oct 2018
Panda's Home
Jun 2018 — Jun 2018
Rennie Harris: Funkedified
Jun 2018 — Jun 2018
Pss Pss
May 2018 — May 2018
May 2018 — May 2018
Air Play
Mar 2018 — Apr 2018
Black Beauty
Mar 2018 — Mar 2018
William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)
Mar 2018 — Mar 2018
Feb 2018 — Feb 2018
A Sick Day for Morris McGee
Jan 2018 — Jan 2018
Jason Bishop: Believe in Magic
Dec 2017 — Dec 2017
Nov 2017 — Nov 2017
The Migration
Nov 2017 — Nov 2017
A Sky for the Bears
Oct 2017 — Nov 2017
The Young King
Oct 2017 — Oct 2017
Grug and the Rainbow
May 2017 — May 2017
Nivelli's War
Apr 2017 — May 2017
Mar 2017 — Apr 2017
Julius Caesar (New Victory Theater)
Mar 2017 — Mar 2017
The Way Back Home
Mar 2017 — Mar 2017
Aging Magician
Mar 2017 — Mar 2017
Water on Mars
Feb 2017 — Feb 2017
Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!
Jan 2017 — Feb 2017
Oh Boy!
Jan 2017 — Jan 2017
Mother Africa: My Home
Dec 2016 — Jan 2017
Paper Dreams
Nov 2016 — Nov 2016
Chotto Desh
Nov 2016 — Nov 2016
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Oct 2016 — Oct 2016
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Sep 2016 — Oct 2016
Caps For Sale - The Musical
Feb 2016 — Mar 2016
The Velveteen Rabbit
Jan 2016 — Jan 2016
Pedal Punk
Dec 2015 — Jan 2016
Nov 2015 — Nov 2015
A Midsummer Night's Dream (New Victory)
Oct 2015 — Nov 2015