Duke on 42nd Street
Named after American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke (in recognition of a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation), The Duke on 42nd Street officially opened in 2000. Designed by the firm of Platt Byard Dovell, the off-Broadway venue is a 199-seat black box theatre, available to be rented out to both commercial and non-profit theatre companies. Located next door to the Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, it offers these companies the opportunity to perform on the famed 42nd Street. Since 2000, a number of popular organizations have been hosted, including The Playwright’s Realm, Red Bull Theater, Primary Stages, Theatre for a New Audience, the National Theatre of Great Britain, among many others.