Closed Arts Venues since 2009

The loss of independent performing venues since the financial crisis began in late 2008 was one of the motivating factors that spurred the creation of the League of Independent Theater. The names of historic gathering venues on this list remind us why this activism is vital and necessary; spaces like the Living Theater and the Ohio Theater are vital to enabling the independent theater of tomorrow.

Are you a venue at risk of joining this list? Please contact us; and be aware of the Independent Theater Fund Emergency Assistance Program.

The following is a list of the independent theater, music, and dance performance spaces known to have vanished in the period of current crisis. This is likely an incomplete list.

285 Kent - 11211

29th Street Theatre - 10001

3rd Ward - 11237

78th Street Theatre Lab – 10024

92YTribeca - 10013

Actors Playhouse – 10014

Amato Opera Theatre - 10003

b.pm. - 11211

Bowerie Lane Theatre – 10002

Brooklyn Rod & Gun - 11211

Center Stage – 10010

Chelsea Repertory Company – 10011

Collapsible Hole - 11201

Collective Unconscious - 10002

Common Basis Theatre - 10036

Creative Place Theatre - 10036

Culture Project – 10012

Dance New Amsterdam - 10007

Death By Audio - 11211

Douglas Fairbanks Theatre – 10036

Douglass Street Music Collective - 11217

Emerging Artists Theatre – 10036

Exit Art - 10018

Flatiron Theatre – 10011

Galapagos Arts Space - 11201

Gene Frankel Theatre – 10012

Glasslands - 11211

Greenwich Street Theatre – 10014

Goodbye Blue Monday - 11221

Grove Street Playhouse - 10014

Hinton Battle Dance Laboratory - 10036

House of Candles – 10002

Incubator Arts Project - 10003

Intar Theatre on 53rd Street – 10019

Interart Theater - 10019

Location One - 10013

John Houseman Theatre - 10036

Jose Quintero – 10036

Joyce Theater - 10012

The Living Theatre – 10001

The Living Room – 10002

Magic Futurebox - 11232

Manhattan Theatre Source - 10011

Michael Weller Theatre - 10036

Nat Horne Theatre - 10036

Oasis Theatre - 10019

Ohio Theatre -10012

Pelican Theatre - 10036

Perry Street Theatre - 10012

The Piano Store – 10002

The Pink Pony – 10002

Red Room - 10003

Provincetown Playhouse - 10012

Sanford Meisner Theatre - 10011

Show World Theatre - 10036

The Spoon Theatre – 10018

Stage Left Studio - 10001

Studio Dante - 10001

Sullivan Street Playhouse - 10012

The Tank on 42nd Street - 10036

Theatorium - 10002

Theatre 5 - 10036

Theatre Studio - 10036

Theatre1010 - 10028

Todo Con Nada - 10002

Two Moon Art House and Café - 11215

Trilogy Theatre - 10036

Variety Arts Theater - 10003

Village Gate Theatre - 10012

Vital Children's Theatre on 42nd Street - 10036

Where Eagles Dare – 10018

Zebulon - 11211

Zipper Factory - 10018

 

[1] List of lost / closed Off-Off-Broadway Spaces. New York Innovative Theatre Awards, Inc. http://www.nyitawards.com/news/newsitem.asp?storyid=78

[2] Closed Venues. JACK Arts. http://www.jackny.org/closedvenues.html