Greenwich House Theater

Greenwich House Theater at 27 Barrow Street has been home to marvelous productions since the building was erected in 1917.

Currently, we’re partnering with Ars Nova, a theater company that welcomes emerging artists from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and serves as a creative home and laboratory for meeting collaborators, testing ideas, developing new work, and launching unique voices and careers. Headquartered uptown at 511 West 54th Street, Ars Nova expanded to Greenwich House in 2019 as a new home for off-Broadway productions.

For tickets and information on current production and upcoming shows:

Visit Ars Nova

Call the Box Office: 347-621-6024

History of Greenwich House Theater

Greenwich House Theater began as a children’s theater in 1917, directed by Helen Murphy, offering classes and productions for the local community. Kirk Douglas expanded the program in the 1940s to include teens and young adults before he began his career as an actor.

The Sanctuary Theater moved into the space after Helen Murphy passed away in the 1970s. The group included Rip Torn and Geraldine Page. The theater was briefly the host to Soho Rep, and then The Drama Dept. moved in during the 1990s, where they produced many of Douglas Carte Beane’s first plays.

Barrow St Theater began in 2003, producing such notable and award-winning plays as Nina Raine’s Tribes (directed by David Cromer), the revival of Our Town directed by David Cromer, No Child… by Nilaja Sun, and Bug by Tracy Letts (starring Michael Shannon).

Ars Nova has been the Greenwich House Theater’s partner since 2019.