Located in the West Village in Manhattan, the Lucille Lortel Theatre was first built 1926 as a 590-seat movie theatre. Converted into an Off-Broadway theatre in the early 1950s, the venue opened with Maya in June 1953.
In 1955, Louis Schweitzer acquired the building as an anniversary present for his wife, actress/producer Lucille Lortel. To celebrate her 81st birthday, the theatre was rechristened the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 1981. Since Lortel’s death, the Lucille Lortel Foundation has owned the theatre.
The Off-Broadway theatre company MCC Theater used the Lortel as its home base until it acquired its own venue in Hell's Kitchen.
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is closest to the Christopher Street station on the 1 line. The closest bus stop is Christopher St./Bleecker St. on the M8 line.
Oct 30, 2023 - Jan 13, 2024