59E59 Theaters is owned and operated by the Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation.  The nonprofit foundation was set up to create a state-of-the-art theater complex that would bring new, challenging and experimental work in an underserved location on 59th Street between Park and Madison Avenues in Manhattan.

59E59 Theaters has three stages that present Off Broadway productions by nonprofit companies from across the United States and around the world.