New York Classical Theatre
New York Classical Theatre is the only all-free Off-Broadway theatre in NYC. We reinvigorate and create audiences for the theatre by presenting free and accessible productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces that pop•up in non-traditional public spaces throughout the five boroughs.
All of our artists are professionals and receive Off-Broadway salaries (including pension and healthcare).
Over the last 19 years we have produced over 40 productions and played to nearly a quarter-million people (for free) in venues such as: Central Park, Brookfield Place, Battery Park, One Liberty Plaza, Rockefeller Park, Carl Schurz Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governors Island. 70% of our audience is under 60; 18% self-identify as non-Caucasian; and nearly 30% live at or below the NYC poverty line.