The Players Theatre was built in 1907 as a carriage house that served police horses. The building was converted into a theatre in the late 1950s. The venue has multiple spaces for performances and more, including the 200-seat mainstage, the 50-seat Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre, four rehearsal studios, and office space. Cafe Wha?, a historic music club, is located underneath the theatre.
Britney Spears and Natalie Portman appeared in Ruthless at the venue in 1992. Nowadays, the Players Theatre showcases a variety of new Off-Broadway shows and comedy acts.
The Players Theatre is closest to the West 4th St. - Washington Square subway stop on the A, C, E, B, D, F, and M lines. The nearest bus stop is 6 Av./W 3 St. on the M55 line.