The Public Theater

The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare, the classics, musicals, contemporary, and experimental pieces in equal measure. The Public continues the work of its visionary founder, Joe Papp, by acting as an advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, and leading and framing dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. The Public’s wide range of programming includes Free Shakespeare in the Park, the bedrock of the company’s dedication to making theater accessible to all, new and experimental stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives.

Productions (100)

86
Excellent
148 Reviews
Ends May 29
NYC: East Village

A new musical from Shaina Taub taking an unflinching look at the early Suffragist movement. 

87
Excellent
35 Reviews
Opens May 26
NYC: East Village

A modern-day reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet centered around a queer, Black man. 

72
Good
8 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Virtual

The Public presents this audio drama about liberals gathering at a farm after the 2017 election.

Score it Buy
Unreviewed
Starts Jun 17
NYC: Upper W Side

A daring new production of Shakespeare's classic, directed by Tony-nominee Robert O'Hara.

Buy
71
Good
34 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

Award-winning playwright Mona Mansour delves into the Palestinian struggle for home and identity.

83
Great
97 Reviews
Closed
NYC: West Village

Audible Theater presents The Public Theater's critically acclaimed production of Coal Country

88
Excellent
3 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Virtual

The Public presents a world premiere audio drama set in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.

82
Great
37 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

A poetic play inspired by the true story of the first Chinese woman to step foot in America.

80
Great
6 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Virtual

Lupita Nyong'o stars in a podcast bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare's classic of doomed lovers.

66
Middling
31 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

A collection of brand-new monologues by five award-winning Asian American playwrights.

76
Good
50 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

An Afro-surrealist play about 3 generations of Black women living through the Flint water crisis. 

72
Good
157 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

A professor's life changes when he discovers two undocumented immigrants living in his apartment.

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