Located in lower Manhattan, the Public Theater opened in 1967 with a production of the musical Hair and an intent to showcase the works of various playwrights and performers. The Anspacher Theatre is one of the theaters located in the Public Theater building. The other venues are the LuEsther Hall, the Martinson Hall, the Newman Theater, the Shiva Theater and Joe's Pub, a cabaret-style venue. The Public Theater has hosted plays such as The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Here Lies Love and Hamilton. Some of the venue's musicals have moved onto larger Broadway theaters after achieving commercial success, including Hair, A Chorus Line and Hamilton. To see great plays and musicals, purchase your Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre tickets at StubHub.
What is the Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre seating capacity?
The Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre seating capacity is 272, with the best seats located in the center sections of rows B through F.
Is the Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre accessible by public transportation?
Yes, guests attending Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre events can take the No. 1, No. 6, the R, the Q or the B train to Astor Place. The Astor Place subway station is just a few blocks away from the Public Theater.
Is there on-site parking?
Although no on-site parking is available, there is plenty of street parking available by the theater.
Can you tell me about the food and drink offerings?
Snacks and drinks are offered in the lobby of the Public Theater. For a full meal, you can dine at Joe Pub's, which is a cabaret-style venue located in the building. For additional options, guests can enjoy a meal before or after the show at restaurants like Misirizzi, Hasaki and Indochine.
Are there other entertainment options nearby?
The Anspacher Theatre is in the heart of lower Manhattan, so guests will easily find a range of available activities and eateries nearby. There is the Blue Man Group at Lafayette Street, a spa at Montauk Spa Cave, Sing Sing Karaoke at St. Mark's Place and more.
Should I call a sitter, or can I bring the young ones along?
Some plays, like Shakespeare's comedies, are suitable for children. Some are not. To find out which Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre events allow children, it is best to check with the specific show.
Is the Public Theater - Anspacher Theatre a wheelchair-friendly facility?
As the Anspacher Theatre is located on the second floor, guests with disabilities can take the elevator located in the Ford Foundation Lobby. Guests with disabilities should give themselves 30 minutes extra time to get to the theater and to their seats.Back to Top