The Public Theater

at 425 Lafayette St, New York, 10003 United States

Official Facebook page of The Public Theater. Visit for more info and tickets to upcoming productions! The Public Theater is the only theater in New York that produces Shakespeare and 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. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today the Company engages audiences in a variety of venues—including its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, which houses five theaters and Joe’s Pub; the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home to its beloved, free Shakespeare in the Park; and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
New York , NY 10003
United States
Contact Phone
P: (212) 539-8500

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“The Total Bent” at The Public Theater is daring, original, and electrifying. We can’t wait for the cast album.

Published Thrown Stone on 2016-05-19 02:01:20 GMT

So excited to add Stephen Trask of HEDWIG on Broadway to the panel of musicians speaking at next week’s #PublicForum! This lineup is going to… for lack of a better pun… rock. Get your tickets >>! (Photo by Simon Luethi: America Ferrera, Michael Braun, and Denis O’Hare at Public Forum Drama Club: Antigone).

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-18 18:02:59 GMT

See the stars who will be joining The Public Theater's annual gala!

Published Playbill on 2016-05-18 15:40:35 GMT

Do we know who will be at the talk back for Privacy yet on July 20th? It's almost time to buy tickets 😁🙌🏾

Published Ian Wagner on 2016-05-18 10:02:20 GMT

Our annual gala casting has been released... and we think you are going to be just as excited about these faces as we are! ;)

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-17 21:59:35 GMT

How do you stage history? How do you turn an over 800-page biography into a musical? Learn more from Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow and The Public Theater's Oskar Eustis:

Published Brooklyn Historical Society on 2016-05-17 20:23:49 GMT

It’s official: May 24 is Bank of America Day at Shakespeare in the Park! Join us to celebrate their 10 years of summer support with prizes, perks and our first performance of The Taming of the Shrew!

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-17 18:10:10 GMT

"Halfway through the off-Broadway run, I decided that I wanted to do a very specific King George accent....So right before I went onstage, I’d read a page from a book out loud in the accent to get into the mindset. ... This young new author Isaac Oliver sent his book Intimacy Idiot to The Public Theater before it was published, and at first I thought, “Whatever,” and put it with this stack of other books. But when I started the accent, I pulled it out and it was hilarious. I read a page of it every day." Our Pub Club darling Isaac Oliver gets a shout out from old King George, Jonathan Groff, in The Hollywood Reporter!

Published Joe's Pub at The Public on 2016-05-16 23:23:32 GMT

We are presenting a free reading of the play ROMEO Y JULIETA, a Spanish-language translation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, by the esteemed Chilean poet Pablo Neruda! Estamos presentando una lectura gratuita de la obra ROMEO Y JULIETA (de William Shakespeare), traducido al español por el estimado poeta chileno, Pablo Neruda. Reserve your seats here >>

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-16 20:34:38 GMT

Culture never sleeps in our city. Enjoy free shows with Shakespeare in the Park, presented by The Public Theater in Central Park. #Artcierge

Published The Renwick Hotel on 2016-05-16 20:21:30 GMT

We are participating in the #NYCInspires campaign because at The Public, we believe culture belongs to everyone. How does NYC inspire you? This spring, let City Council know how much organizations like ours mean to you. Get involved and learn more here:

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-16 19:18:35 GMT

We can't wait to hear The Sound That Makes the World Go Round at our #PublicForum next Monday, May 23! Come see music industry legends Gabriel Kahane and Toshi Reagon discuss the politics of pop music! A few $35 tickets are still available >>

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-16 14:20:53 GMT

Hey Shakespeare in the Park fans! Our Annual Gala is right around the corner, and we'd love for you to join us! Find out how you can party with some of New York's greatest talent under the stars in Central Park >>

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-13 18:13:10 GMT

Sponsored: Every saint has a sin, every sinner has a song. Buy your tickets for musical The Total Bent at The Public Theater, now extended through June 19. [photo credit: Joan Marcus]

Published New York Magazine on 2016-05-12 19:31:04 GMT

Getting ready to move uptown. Who's with us!?

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-12 19:14:04 GMT

#LaurenAmbrose #Juliet #RomeoandJuliet #ShakespeareinthePark The Public Theater, Summer 2007

Published Official Camryn Manheim on 2016-05-12 16:44:23 GMT

Published Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit on 2016-05-12 09:47:09 GMT

Sharing photos as we prepare for Shakespeare in the Park 2016!

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-11 21:02:48 GMT

Published New York Broadway Tours on 2016-05-11 17:54:39 GMT

Published New York Broadway Tours on 2016-05-11 17:50:10 GMT

Published Spiegelworld on 2016-05-11 16:22:52 GMT

I have written a play I would like to submit to you for consideration. The synopsis: Six low-level female workers at New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn form a su-su, a form of rotating savings and credit association popular in many Third World countries.. When the leader is slain by a rogue cop her daughter is selected to succeed her. Her death almost leads to disbandment of the group amidst rumors that she was a drug dealer. The cop presents to Methodist hospital with a peace of steak stuck in his throat. Under sedation, he recants his allegations against the victim. He's prosecuted and sent to prison. The victims' daughter discovers that her mother had invested the contributions in high-flying stocks. The members reconvene to receive their purses. The cast of thirteen women and one man are from twelve countries. Would you like to see the script? Thanks, Ofem Ajah, MD Gastroenterologist, Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn NY

Published Ofem Ajah on 2016-05-11 15:44:47 GMT

It's 11:30, which means our lobby lottery for free tickets to the first preview of The Total Bent is now taking entries! Hurry downtown, fill out a ballot, and test your luck! Winners will be announced at noon.

Published The Public Theater on 2016-05-10 15:33:32 GMT