How do I get tickets?
All New York Classical Theatre rehearsals and performances are open and Free to the Public. And no tickets or reservations are required. Just show up! With advanced notice, individual assistance can be provided for audience members with disabilities.
How do I get to the performance?
Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center): Go to 250 Vesey Street (Enter One WFC via the bridge at Vesey & West Streets. Take A, C, J, M, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau; E to World Trade Center; or R to City Hall. For a map to our World Financial Center location click here.
Prospect Park: Enter the at Parkside and Ocean Avenues and walk to the Rustic Shelter by the Lake. Take Q to Parkside. For a map to Prospect Park click here.
Please look for MTA service notices while traveling on weekends.
Worried about weather?
If the weather is not bright and crystal clear, just call our hotline (212 252-4531) before heading out to get the latest information about the evening's performance. For an up-to-the-minute forecast, visit weather.com in Central Park or Battery Park.
What should I bring with me to the performance?
Shows are performed in the early evening, so there are some important things to bring along. Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and carry only what you will need for the evening. If you are sensitive to insect bites we also recommend bringing bug repellent. As we do not provide seating, you are welcome to bring folding chairs--but remember, as our productions moves quite frequently (every 10 to 15 minutes), a picnic blanket may be a more convenient option.
For our patrons with physical disabilities
Every show and each venue poses its own unique challenges. Information about our venues can be accessed at the venue websites above. We are committed to making your experience as enjoyable as possible. At your request, we are happy to assign a staff member to help you in anyway. For further questions or more information feel free to contact us before a performance at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-662-0760. Please note: we need 24 hours to arrange a staff member for your convenience.
What are the Family Workshops?
New York Classical Theatre presents family educational workshops for children ages 7-12 and their parents before selected performances. All of our workshops are a wonderful introduction to classical theatre. Family workshops are taught by our Director of Education and filled with games. Participants will learn the story of the play, how to get ready for the show and get a chance to act from the script. Parents are encouraged to participate with their kids too! Each workshop begins at 5:00 pm before selected performances, lasts for 45 minutes and no reservations are required. A suggested donation of $10 per child is requested.
Why do you produce in public venues?
The primary component of New York Classical Theatre's mission is accessibility. With New York City as our "stage," we can reach out to a broad demographic of our urban community, spanning all ages, ethnicities and income levels. Public spaces remove the formal conventions of a traditional theater venue, allowing people to wander into the show as they please and move around during the performance.
Our free performances attract not only traditional theatre-goers, but underserved and non-traditional spectators, including non-native English speakers. We rehearse all our productions in their public performance spaces, encouraging our audience to actively observe the evolution of a professional production while demystifying the language and poetry of classical theatre. In this way, we open our world to more people who otherwise might never see a classical production.
How can I arrange an audition with New York Classical Theatre?
Mail a photo/resume to:
We will contact you if you are suitable for a position with our company and arrange an audition.
How do I apply for an internship?
Our professional internship program is the backbone of New York Classical Theatre. For each production we hire 5-7 interns through a competitive process beginning in March of each year. For all information, please download our 2012-2013 Internship Brochure.
Where can I learn more about Shakespeare?
There is a welath of information available on Shakespeare, from complete works online to scholarship, blogs and theater reviews. Below are just a few of our favorites.