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free (and almost free) theater in New York City (NYC)

Shakespeare said ‘All world’s a stage.’ Our editors at CFT couldn’t agree more, so we give you the most complete listing of free theater performances in New York. Also, as a member, you can get exclusive free tickets to the shows, not available to the general public.


Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 20, 2014, 04/20/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $18
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 20, 2014, 04/20/2014, One of the most famous stories in European theater...
Performance |
From students in the Program in Educational Theatre. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, April 20, 2014, 04/20/2014, Theatrix! A Festival of Short Plays and Musicals

Regular: $56.95
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 20, 2014, 04/20/2014, Vaudeville, burlesque and more....
Staged Reading |
On September 11, 2001, journalist Tom Flynn set off on his bike toward the World Trade Towers not knowing ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Readings, April 21, 2014, 04/21/2014, Play Reading: Bikeman: A 9/11 Play by Tom Flynn
Performance |
A new type of variety show with comedy, dance, music, video, and original mashups by Chambaland and DJ ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5; RSVP required
Performances, April 21, 2014, 04/21/2014, Comedy: Mashterpiece Theater

Regular: $56.95
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 21, 2014, 04/21/2014, Vaudeville, burlesque and more....

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 22, 2014, 04/22/2014, 1960s cabaret

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 22, 2014, 04/22/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy

Regular: $30
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 22, 2014, 04/22/2014, Variety show and cabaret
Performance |
Who’s afraid of William Shakespeare? Just about everyone. He wrote too much and what he wrote is inaccessible ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, April 23, 2014, 04/23/2014, Shakespeare on Toast

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 23, 2014, 04/23/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy
Performance |
Four senior theatre majors present their theses in directing and two present theses in dramaturgy. Performances ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014
Performance |
Dzieci is an international experimental theatre ensemble dedicated to a search for the “sacred” through ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Performances, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Dzieci Theatre's A Passion: A Dramatic Choral Liturgy Not Bound by Any Single Religion

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 24, 2014, 04/24/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Bway comedy
Performance |
Four senior theatre majors present their theses in directing and two present theses in dramaturgy. Performances ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Comedy in East Village

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, A play about love and courage in a small Texas town

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Stand-up comedy

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Comedy in East Village

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 25, 2014, 04/25/2014, Comedy in East Village
Performance |
Four senior theatre majors present their theses in directing and two present theses in dramaturgy. Performances ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Theatre Thesis Festival I 2014

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Comedy

Regular: $47
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, An amazing evening of intimate magic

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Comedy in East Village

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Comedy in East Village

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Unique Vegas-inspired, over-the-top, raunchy comedy

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, April 26, 2014, 04/26/2014, Comedy in East Village
Performance |
From the Program in Educational Theatre. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, Shakespeare To Go presents Julius Caesar

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $10
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, live cabaret and jazz

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, 1960s cabaret

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 27, 2014, 04/27/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy
Staged Reading |
Set in a north woods bar in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota, plans are on tap for a double wedding. But before ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Staged Readings, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, Play Reading: Phil and Paul Olson's Don't Hug Me, We're Married

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, 1960s cabaret

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 28, 2014, 04/28/2014, Exploration of Shakespearean themes

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 29, 2014, 04/29/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, April 30, 2014, 04/30/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy

Regular: $49
Member: $15.00
Performances, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Variety show and cabaret
Theater |
When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, an Adaptation by Arthur Miller

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 01, 2014, 05/01/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy
Theater |
When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, an Adaptation by Arthur Miller

Regular: $87
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 02, 2014, 05/02/2014, Tony Award-nominated actress in an Off-Broadway comedy
Theater |
When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, May 03, 2014, 05/03/2014, Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, an Adaptation by Arthur Miller
Theater |
When Dr. Thomas Stockmann discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, May 03, 2014, 05/03/2014, Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, an Adaptation by Arthur Miller
Performance |
A young girl with too much curiosity and a strong wish to experience life meets the Mountain King, part ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, May 04, 2014, 05/04/2014, Preofessional Storytelling: 'The Mountain King: Norse Legend'

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 05, 2014, 05/05/2014, Hilarious one-woman show

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 08, 2014, 05/08/2014, Moliere's Tartuffe

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 09, 2014, 05/09/2014, Moliere's Tartuffe

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 10, 2014, 05/10/2014, Moliere's Tartuffe

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 10, 2014, 05/10/2014, Moliere's Tartuffe

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 11, 2014, 05/11/2014, A teacher's travel through the troubled NYC school system...

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 12, 2014, 05/12/2014, Hilarious one-woman show
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 15, 2014, 05/15/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 16, 2014, 05/16/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 17, 2014, 05/17/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, May 19, 2014, 05/19/2014, Hilarious one-woman show
Performance |
Featuring Liam McEneaney, Ashok and Hari Kondabolu, and more. Hosted by Rob Paravonian. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, May 20, 2014, 05/20/2014, Comedy Notebook
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 22, 2014, 05/22/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 23, 2014, 05/23/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 24, 2014, 05/24/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 29, 2014, 05/29/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 30, 2014, 05/30/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet
Theater |
In an unusual interpretation, the production is intended to illuminate the modern dysfunctional family ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Theaters, May 31, 2014, 05/31/2014, The Drilling Company presents an outdoor production of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Regular: $49
Member: $15.00
Performances, June 05, 2014, 06/05/2014, Variety show and cabaret
Staged Reading |
Featuring: Elias Diamond - EMOtional Therapy Richard Curtis - Dead Zone John Frusciante ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Readings, June 07, 2014, 06/07/2014, The Third Piney Fork Theater Playwriting Festival
Staged Reading |
Featuring: Arlene Jaffe - 83 Matt Crowley - Independence Marlene Fanta Shyer - Project ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Readings, July 19, 2014, 07/19/2014, The Third Piney Fork Theater Playwriting Festival
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Theater | An amazing evening of intimate magic

Regular: $47; Member: $0.00

Concert | Choral works on Biblical themes

Regular: $50; Member: $0.00

Theater | Exploration of Shakespearean themes

Regular: $22; Member: $0.00

Theater | Vaudeville, burlesque and more....

Regular: $56.95; Member: $0.00

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