Theatre for a New Audience

Founded in 1979 by Jeffrey Horowitz, the Theatre for a New Audience seeks to reanimate the performance and study of Shakespeare and classic drama. The first American presenting organization invited to present a production of Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatre for a New Audience performs regular seasons in New York City at The Duke theater on 42nd Street.

World Theater Project (grades 4-12): This program combines the experience of seeing a production of a classical play with ample opportunity for discussion before and after. Prior to attending the performance, students receive introductory lessons and materials that help them understand the play in its historical and social context. Post-performance activities focus on further study of the play and culminate in students re-creating and performing a scene of their choice.

New Voices (grades 9-12)
: This 12-week artist residency introduces students to the art of playwriting. Student-written plays come to theatrical life through readings staged by professional actors. Spanish- and English-speaking playwrights are available for residencies. Internships with the company are also offered for high school students.

New Voices offered with Spanish-speaking playwrights.

Both programs take place in-school or at another location in the spring. Call for details on fees.



  • Disability Access
  • None

  • On-Site Parking
  • In commercial lots nearby

Special Offers

  • Student Discount
  • $10 tickets. Students must be under 25; select performances only

    This offer is ongoing

Theatre for a New Audience

154 Christopher Street


(at Washington Street)

New York, NY 10014


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  • Hours of operation are determined by event schedule.