Theater for the New City

Fee: Always free

Sun. 12 PM–6 PM
Mon. 12 PM–6 PM
Tue. 12 PM–6 PM
Wed. 12 PM–6 PM
Thu. 12 PM–6 PM
Fri. 12 PM–6 PM
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
155 First Avenue
Manhattan, New York 10003
(212) 254-1109

Check the ater for the New City website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


The ater for the New City (website) is a Gallery in New York.
Official description from ater for the New City:
“Painters x 10” marks the renewal of the 25 year-old TNC Gallery and the continuing commitment of its host, Theater for the New City, to be a center for the convergence of visual and performing arts. TNC Gallery, curated by Peter J. Ketchum, will exhibit emerging and underrepresented artists, with 4-6 exhibits each year.
Dan's opinion:
This appears to be a gallery you can check out before you attend a show at the Theater (or at Coyote Ugly next door)
Wikipedia excerpt:
Theater for the New City, founded in 1971 and known familiarly as "TNC", is one of New York City's leading Off-Off-Broadway theaters, known for radical political plays and community commitment. Productions at TNC have won 43 Obie Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. TNC currently exists as a 4-theater complex in a 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) space located at 155 1st Avenue, in Manhattan's East Village. Crystal Field and George Bartenieff founded Theater for the New City in 1971 with Theo Barnes and Lawrence Kornfeld, who was the Resident Director of Judson Poets Theatre, where the four had met. Feeling that Judson Poets Theatre had peaked , they decided to form a theater of their own for poetic work that would also encompass a community ideal. The impulse to form a company coincided with the availability of a space at the Westbeth Artists Community in the West Village. Bartenieff, Field, Barnes and Kornfeld named their new company "Theater for the New City" after a speech in which then-Mayor John V. Lindsay envisioned a "new city" for all.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the ater for the New City homepage or our exhibitions list for N.Y.-wide exhibits.

Official ater for the New City Links
aGogh in N.Y.

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