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Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons

416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), New York, NY, 10036
Mainstage Theater (198) and Peter Jay Sharp Theater (128) people


Playwrights Horizons is an off-Broadway institution with a mission to develop new works from both veteran and aspiring American contemporary playwrights, composers and lyricists. Founded in 1971, the not-for-profit company started at the Clark Center Y, and then moved to 42nd Street.

The Playwrights Horizons building is constructed on the site of a former burlesque venue, and holds two stages for off-Broadway productions. The Mainstage Theater has a 198-seat capacity, whilst the slightly smaller Peter Jay Sharp Theater offers 128 seats.

Playwrights Horizons offers a range of developmental programmes including script readings and musical theater workshops. It also houses the Playwrights Horizons Theater School — an affiliate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  

Map and travel info

Playwrights Horizons416 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), New York, NY, 10036
Nearest Subway Station42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal station

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