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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.


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Theaters, October 21, 2014, 10/21/2014, One-woman comedy theater

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Theaters, October 21, 2014, 10/21/2014, A portrait of one of America’s greatest and most prolific poets

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Theaters, October 21, 2014, 10/21/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, October 21, 2014, 10/21/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 21, 2014, 10/21/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Theaters, October 21, 2014, 10/21/2014, unique show: an evening of hilarious entertainment

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, unique show: an evening of hilarious entertainment

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, A portrait of one of America’s greatest and most prolific poets

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Performances, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard
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Award-winning, critically acclaimed RADIOTHEATRE is proud to present tales of TERROR torn from the pages of the esteemed, legendary magazine WEIRD TALES live on stage. Just bring your imagination! Now in its 10th Season, RADIOTHEATRE has produced over 80 live stage shows in NYC and tours; Drama Desk Award nom, 2 NY Innovative Theatre Awards; 13 noms; 5 yrs in row BEST PERFORMANCE GROUP.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, Weird Tales: Radiotheatre presents stories from the legendary horror mag

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, unique show: an evening of hilarious entertainment

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Theaters, October 22, 2014, 10/22/2014, A portrait of one of America’s greatest and most prolific poets

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Theaters, October 23, 2014, 10/23/2014, hilarious interactive parody...

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Performances, October 23, 2014, 10/23/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard

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Theaters, October 23, 2014, 10/23/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, October 23, 2014, 10/23/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
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With performers Nancy Lombardo (Saturday Night Live); Miguel Dalmau (FOX-TV's "Good Day New York"); Fariaz (Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer") and sketch comedy collective Kokomo.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, No Name Comedy/Variety Show

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Performances, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Comedy in East Village

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Theaters, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Comedy theater

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Theaters, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, hilarious interactive parody...

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Theaters, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Performances, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Comedy in East Village

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Performances, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Comedy in East Village

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, An amazing evening of intimate magic

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Performances, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport

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Performances, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Comedy in East Village

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Stand-up comedy

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

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Performances, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Comedy in East Village

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Performances, October 25, 2014, 10/25/2014, Comedy in East Village

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Glitz  of Havana nightlife; courageous escape!

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
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Storyteller: Gerald Fierst.
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Performances, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Professional Storytelling: The Aesthetics of Horror!

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
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JEST DESSERTS is a fast-paced comedy revue in the tradition of classic Broadway shows like HELLZAPOPPIN and the TV series LAUGH-IN. Consisting of short sketches, blackouts, sight gags, one-liners and other comedic bits that zip by the audience, JEST DESSERTS is the perfect comedy for people with short attention spans.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Play Reading: Just Desserts by Rich Orloff

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Performances, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard

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Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, October 27, 2014, 10/27/2014, Two Different Takes on a Famous Love Affair

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Theaters, October 28, 2014, 10/28/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, October 28, 2014, 10/28/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, October 29, 2014, 10/29/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, October 29, 2014, 10/29/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, October 29, 2014, 10/29/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 30, 2014, 10/30/2014, Pulitzer-winning play
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Award-winning, critically acclaimed RADIOTHEATRE is proud to present tales of TERROR torn from the pages of the esteemed, legendary magazine WEIRD TALES live on stage. Just bring your imagination! Now in its 10th Season, RADIOTHEATRE has produced over 80 live stage shows in NYC and tours; Drama Desk Award nom, 2 NY Innovative Theatre Awards; 13 noms; 5 yrs in row BEST PERFORMANCE GROUP.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Weird Tales: Radiotheatre presents stories from the legendary horror mag

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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Comedy theater
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Book by John Weidman. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, College Production: Assassins

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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama

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Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014,  High Intensity  Courtroom Drama
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Book by John Weidman. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
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Theaters, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, College Production: Assassins
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Book by John Weidman. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
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Theaters, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, College Production: Assassins

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Theaters, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, November 01, 2014, 11/01/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak
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Book by John Weidman. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
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Theaters, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, College Production: Assassins

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Theaters, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Passionate New Musical

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Theaters, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 04, 2014, 11/04/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII
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Stefan and Martin, two bachelors, share an apartment as an antidote to their poisonous experiences with women. They are preparing to celebrate the birthday of their friend Peter, due to arrive for dinner with his lovely wife Lilli. To their surprise, he arrives alone. It turns out that Peter has been cheating on his wife for ages but has just left her for giving him a taste of his own medicine. He decides to join his friends in their “male” household. It all seems ideal – until one day, Martin meets the woman of his dreams…    New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, US Theater Premiere: Gabriel Barylli’s Chickenshit/Butterbrot

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Theaters, November 05, 2014, 11/05/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII
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This unique event critically commemorates the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, bringing scholars, artists, journalists, and others to discuss how the intervening years have impacted the lives of former East and West Germans and today’s political landscape in Germany and beyond. The play addresses generational change in East and West Germany and takes its cue from famous rehearsals of the Hamlet Machine by Heiner Müller in 1989. It is performed by a cast of young “third generation” actors from East and West, whose experiences contribute to the play, and who combine contemporary issues and documentary sources into an innovative and provocative piece of contemporary theater.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Theaters, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, 1989 [Exit Ghost]: A U.S. Premiere Performed by Theatrale Subversive

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Theaters, November 06, 2014, 11/06/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Comedy theater

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Theaters, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 08, 2014, 11/08/2014, Pulitzer-winning play

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Theaters, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

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Theaters, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, Glitz  of Havana nightlife; courageous escape!

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Theaters, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, Pulitzer-winning play
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Elaine Muray’s unique approach to storytelling incorporates mime and masks, swaths of cloth, and a command of sound and voice that create rich, memorable characters. A jaguar growls, a horse approaches and rears, a Maori warrior fends off a monster. Having trained with some of the masters in physical theatre, including the legendary Tony Montanaro, Muray’s performances breathe new life into the old stories. The program includes traditional and personal stories particularly tuned to this magical time of the year. Appropriate for adults and children 8 and older.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, Professional Storytelling: A Moveable Feast of Story

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Theaters, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 11, 2014, 11/11/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 12, 2014, 11/12/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 12, 2014, 11/12/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 14, 2014, 11/14/2014, Comedy theater

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Theaters, November 16, 2014, 11/16/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

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Theaters, November 16, 2014, 11/16/2014, Musical about heroism and love during WWII

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Theaters, November 21, 2014, 11/21/2014, Comedy theater
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Theatrical directors Mirenka Cechova and Petr Bohac present a multi-genre performance dedicated to the life and legacy of Vaclav Havel. Includes premiere performances of short works of music commissioned for the occasion.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Performances, November 22, 2014, 11/22/2014, Fragile Freedom: A Performance Dedicated to Vaclav Havel

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Theaters, November 28, 2014, 11/28/2014, Comedy theater

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Theaters, December 05, 2014, 12/05/2014, Comedy theater

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Theaters, December 12, 2014, 12/12/2014, Comedy theater
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When Sebastian Green returns from Birthright and announces he’s become an Orthodox Jew, his family must examine their own set of beliefs, how they feel about their son following a different path and how all this change will impact their household. The Shabbos List resonates with all families who struggle with children determined to find their own way.    New York City, NY; NYC
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Staged Readings, December 13, 2014, 12/13/2014, Play Reading: The Shabbos List by Lisa Winkler

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Theaters, December 19, 2014, 12/19/2014, Comedy theater
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