York Theatre Company
Founded by Janet Hayes Walker in 1969, the York Theatre Company's mission is to rediscover theatrical treasures from the past, as well as to nurture the development of new productions. Since 1997, the company dedicated its mission exclusively to musical theatre.
The company moved into its current home within St. Peter’s Church in the Citigroup Center Complex in Manhattan’s East Midtown in 1993, utilising a space with a capacity of approximately 160 to 180 seats.
York Theatre Company became the recipient of a special Drama Desk Award in 2006, recognising its “vital contributions to theater by developing and presenting new musicals”. The company produces three or four mainstage productions each off-Broadway season, as well as concert presentations and developmental readings.