Theater News

An Ongoing List of Theaters Giving Sanctuary to Activists, Protesters, and Marchers

Find out where you can find a restroom and charge your phone if you’re joining a rally in New York City or elsewhere.

The Public Theater
The Public Theater
(© Joseph Augstein)

Several theaters in New York City and elsewhere will open their lobby doors to activists, protesters, and marchers this week, offering sanctuary and solidarity in the form of restrooms, phone charging stations, and snacks. Here is an ongoing list of venues that will be open during the week, with addresses and times. This list will grow as more theaters join the #OpenYourLobby rallying cry to support #BlackLivesMatter.



Signature Theatre
480 W 42nd Street
Open 2pm-7pm

Playwrights Horizons
416 W 42nd Street
Open 12pm-6pm beginning Friday, June 5


Atlantic Theater Company
336 W 20th Street
Open 12pm-7pm

East Village

Public Theater and Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
Open 2pm-6pm

New York Theatre Workshop
79 E 4th Street
Open 2pm-5:30pm

45 Bleecker St.
1pm-4:30pm, beginning Friday, June 5

West Village

IRT Theater – Closed 6/4
154 Christopher Street
Open 2pm-5:30pm

Fort Greene

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street, near Barclays Center
Open 12pm-7pm

A.R.T./New York
138 South Oxford Street, near Barclays Center
Open 12pm-6pm



The Flight Deck
1540 Broadway, between 15th and 17th Streets

Opening at 6:30pm


Arena Stage
1101 Sixth St. SW
Open 12pm-5pm

Studio Theatre
14th & P Streets NW
Open June 4, 2pm-6pm

Woolly Mammoth
641 D St. NW
12pm- 1 hour before curfew, beginning Friday, June 5