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 furthers the vision of its innovative founder, Joe Papp, by advocating for the theater to remain an essential cultural force, propelling and reframing dialogue on some of the most important events of our time. The Public’s wide array of programming includes Free Shakespeare in the Park- paramount to its dedication to making theater accessible to all - as well as new and boundary-pushing stagings at The Public at Astor Place, and a range of artist and audience development initiatives.

Productions (103)

Unreviewed
Opens Sep 27
NYC: East Village

A fresh, new revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic play about race and home.

71
Good
9 Reviews
Open run
NYC: Virtual

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

Score it Buy from $60
Unreviewed
Opens Nov 04
NYC: East Village

Atheatrical concert featuring the music and plays of Suzan-Lori Parks written during the pandemic.

75
Good
55 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Upper W Side

The return of the Public Theater's musical production of Shakespeare's classic comedy.

Buy
88
Excellent
174 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

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

66
Middling
72 Reviews
Closed
NYC: Upper W Side

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

Buy
85
Excellent
170 Reviews
Closed
NYC: East Village

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

71
Good
35 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
38 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.

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