New York Classical Theatre’s mission is to reinvigorate and create audiences for the theatre by presenting all-FREE productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces in non-traditional public spaces throughout New York City.

We serve a broad demographic of the urban landscape, spanning all ages, ethnicities and income levels. Rehearsing in public venues encourages our audience to actively observe the evolution of a production while demystifying the language and poetry of classical theatre.

New York Classical Theatre firmly believes that the themes of the classics remain as relevant to our lives today as they were to their original audience. Through the lens of classical theatre we come to better understand human nature and our role in contemporary life. As a result, our free performances build new and future audiences for classical work by attracting many underserved and non-traditional spectators.

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