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New York Classical Theatre’s mission is to reinvigorate and create audiences for the theatre by presenting all-free productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces in public spaces throughout the five boroughs. 

The company’s productions transform expansive public spaces into grand dramatic settings through an innovative staging style, Panoramic Theatre. Audience members physically follow the actors from place to place, entering the world of the play and becoming active participants in the story unfolding around them. This level of engagement fosters a strong emotional and physical investment in the play, providing audiences of all ages and backgrounds with a deeply immersive theatrical experience. 

Now celebrating its 20th season, the company has served nearly a quarter million people with 41 all-free productions: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth (2017, 2008, 2001), The Rivals, The Winter’s Tale (2016, 2004), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016, 2000), Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew (2015, 2002), As You Like It (2014, 2005), The Tempest, The Seagull, A {15-Min!} Christmas Carol (2017, 2013, 2012), Twelfth Night (2012, 2002), Playing Moliere, Henry V, The School for Husbands, The Rover, Much Ado About Nothing (2010, 2003), Richard III, Hamlet, King Lear, Misalliance, Cymbeline, The Recruiting Officer, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Comedy of Errors, Mary Stuart, All’s Well That Ends Well, Scapin, The Feigned Courtesans, The Triumph of Love, and King Ubu.

Contact: Jim Byk | Kelly Guiod