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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.

Staged Reading |
Followed by a discussion. Donation includes beverages and snack. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$10 suggested donation
Staged Readings, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Play Reading: Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca
Performance |
With performers Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”), comedian/pundit/blogger Leighann ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

No cover; no minimum
Performances, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, No Name Comedy/Variety Show
Performance |
Projections become part of a consumer feedback opera as three opera singers arrive to activate the otherwise ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Performance Art: Cally Spooner's It's About You

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Romantic musical comedy

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, New Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
Performance |
EARTH (a play about people) is a multidisciplinary theatrical event exploring the personal, social, and ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Open Studio with Superhero Clubhouse

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, New Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
Performance |
A gripping theatrical presentation with music and dance highlighting the devastating impact of a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP requested
Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Excerpts from Firefighters, a Musical

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Romantic musical comedy

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Theater |
A dramatic play highlighting the devastating impact of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP requested
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Noriko Inamori's Prayer of Love and Peace, a Play about the Atomic Bombings

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Stand-up comedy

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 20, 2014, 09/20/2014, Romantic musical comedy

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 21, 2014, 09/21/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 21, 2014, 09/21/2014, Glitz  of Havana nightlife; courageous escape!

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 21, 2014, 09/21/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 21, 2014, 09/21/2014, Romantic musical comedy

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 21, 2014, 09/21/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $45
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 21, 2014, 09/21/2014, 1960s cabaret

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 22, 2014, 09/22/2014, Two Different Takes on a Famous Love Affair

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 23, 2014, 09/23/2014, One-woman comedy theater

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 23, 2014, 09/23/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 24, 2014, 09/24/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 25, 2014, 09/25/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 26, 2014, 09/26/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 26, 2014, 09/26/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Improvisational comedy, played as a sport
Performance |
Live Theater Performance, featuring ‘Celia Carli’, written by Dacia Maraini, the most popular Italian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$20 suggested donation; reservations required
Performances, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, WOMEN! Live Perfomances

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Stand-up comedy
Staged Reading |
A Free Staged Reading of a Brand New Play. Bix Bettwy as the sentimental and pessimistic BARRY, Madeline ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Staged Readings, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Play Reading: Kept Woman by Rebekah Suellau

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak
Performance |
The art rock/doom drone band Xiu Xiu, led by Jamie Stewart, will present a durational performance using ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, Performance Art: Xui Xiu's Kling Klang

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
Performance |
Live Theater Performance, featuring ‘Celia Carli’, written by Dacia Maraini, the most popular Italian ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$20 suggested donation; reservations required
Performances, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, WOMEN! Live Perfomances

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard
Staged Reading |
A Free Staged Reading of a Brand New Play. Bix Bettwy as the sentimental and pessimistic BARRY, Madeline ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; RSVP required
Staged Readings, September 29, 2014, 09/29/2014, Play Reading: Kept Woman by Rebekah Suellau

Regular: $75
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 30, 2014, 09/30/2014, Hysterically funny show directed by Tony®-nominee
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 02, 2014, 10/02/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 02, 2014, 10/02/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 03, 2014, 10/03/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 03, 2014, 10/03/2014, Comedy theater
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 03, 2014, 10/03/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 04, 2014, 10/04/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 04, 2014, 10/04/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 05, 2014, 10/05/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak
Staged Reading |
The Unknown Play Project, led by Alexis Clements, involves a cross-country journey to explore shifting ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Readings, October 08, 2014, 10/08/2014, The Unknown Play Project
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 08, 2014, 10/08/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 08, 2014, 10/08/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 09, 2014, 10/09/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

Regular: $49
Member: $15.00
Performances, October 09, 2014, 10/09/2014, Variety show and cabaret
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 09, 2014, 10/09/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 10, 2014, 10/10/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 10, 2014, 10/10/2014, Comedy theater
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 10, 2014, 10/10/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
Theater |
A famous artist invites her old friends out to her luxurious home and new swimming pool, but a horrific ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 11, 2014, 10/11/2014, College Production: pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill
Theater |
In rapid, highly stylized, music-video-like scenes, Stupid Kids follows four students at Joe McCarthy ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 11, 2014, 10/11/2014, College Production: Stupid Kids by John C. Russell

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 12, 2014, 10/12/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 15, 2014, 10/15/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 16, 2014, 10/16/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 16, 2014, 10/16/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 17, 2014, 10/17/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 17, 2014, 10/17/2014, Comedy theater
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 17, 2014, 10/17/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill
Staged Reading |
A reworking of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew by British playwright and actor David Garrick. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Readings, October 18, 2014, 10/18/2014, Play Reading: Catharine and Petruchio
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 18, 2014, 10/18/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill
Theater |
Two young women, one who is pregnant and one whose child has died, struggle to survive in modern London ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations recommended
Theaters, October 18, 2014, 10/18/2014, College Production: The Striker by Caryl Churchill

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 19, 2014, 10/19/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 24, 2014, 10/24/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 26, 2014, 10/26/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 31, 2014, 10/31/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 02, 2014, 11/02/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 07, 2014, 11/07/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 09, 2014, 11/09/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 14, 2014, 11/14/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 16, 2014, 11/16/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 21, 2014, 11/21/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, November 28, 2014, 11/28/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, December 05, 2014, 12/05/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, December 12, 2014, 12/12/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, December 19, 2014, 12/19/2014, Comedy theater
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