Canal Park Playhouse

508 Canal Street New York, NY 10013 View on Google Maps

We specialize in presenting one and two character plays, subway performers, silent movies and children’s entertainment/brunches on weekends at 12 and 2. All this creative energy percolates in a playful, hurly burly atmosphere. Stop by anytime- you never know what you’re gonna get. We offer two venues- The Front Room and The Back Room. The Front Room, with cabaret chairs and tables, seats 35 and has a snack bar with wine and beer. (No wine or beer available or on display during children’s matinees). The Back Room is furnished with upholstered theater seats from the legendary Sullivan Street Playhouse, where the Fantasticks ran for longer than any show in New York history. It seats 55, has a proscenium stage with raked seating and 1826 architectural flair. In both rooms we offer an up-close view of New York City’s best performers. We are located in our own building- the landmarked 1826 Canal House, adjacent to the recently restored Canal Park- one and one half blocks from the Hudson River. The popcorn’s always 2 bucks. And the butter’s real.

Recent shows:

Mon Mar 14 2011 at 7:30pm @ Canal Park Playhouse. Featuring Playing with Reality
The title of this performance derives from a list created by Dr. Stuart Brown. He documents 7 properties that encompass play, which we consider define our work as well. Related studies consistently show the importance of play throughout ou ...
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