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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: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 02, 2014, 09/02/2014, One-woman comedy theater

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 02, 2014, 09/02/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 02, 2014, 09/02/2014, New Icelandic Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Performances, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!
Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Performances, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Percussion musical

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 03, 2014, 09/03/2014, New Icelandic Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Percussion musical

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $69.00
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 04, 2014, 09/04/2014, New Icelandic Musical - Featuring Tony Award Winning Talent
Staged Reading |
Part of the Seated Stage series. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; registration required
Staged Readings, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Play Reading: Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Percussion musical
Theater |
The Public Theater will begin free performances for the community-based Public Works production of Shakespeare’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Theaters, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $70
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 05, 2014, 09/05/2014, A drama by a well-known modern playwright

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Percussion musical

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $39.50
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, One-woman comedy theater

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Percussion musical
Theater |
The Public Theater will begin free performances for the community-based Public Works production of Shakespeare’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Stand-up comedy

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 06, 2014, 09/06/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Percussion musical

Regular: $20
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Glitz  of Havana nightlife; courageous escape!

Regular: $65
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, Extraordinary drama comes from London to NYC!

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard
Theater |
The Public Theater will begin free performances for the community-based Public Works production of Shakespeare’s ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Theaters, September 07, 2014, 09/07/2014, A Musical Adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 08, 2014, 09/08/2014, Percussion musical
Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Performances, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show
Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Performances, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show
Staged Reading |
A historical fantasy about Paris during World War I and the healing power of art. It tells the story ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 suggested donation; RSVP required
Staged Readings, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Play Reading: Paris Through the Window by Charles Osborne and Leo Hurley
Staged Reading |
A historical fantasy about Paris during World War I and the healing power of art. It tells the story ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 suggested donation; RSVP required
Staged Readings, September 09, 2014, 09/09/2014, Play Reading: Paris Through the Window by Charles Osborne and Leo Hurley
Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Performances, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show
Performance |
The new show will feature celebrity guests, interactive games and human interest stories. ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free tickets required
Performances, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Be in the Audience of The Meredith Vieira Show

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 10, 2014, 09/10/2014, Percussion musical
Staged Reading |
Sterling believes he's traveled through time, specifically the last 30 years. His family, his fellow ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Staged Readings, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Play Reading: Sterling Time by Timothy Scott Harris

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 11, 2014, 09/11/2014, Percussion musical
Staged Reading |
A southern Gothic thriller-musical set in small-town Missouri, 1945. It’s the story of Willa, a tough ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

$5 suggested donation; RSVP required
Staged Readings, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Play Reading: We Foxes by Ryan Scott Oliver

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Finally, someone said what we were thinking!
Staged Reading |
Sterling believes he's traveled through time, specifically the last 30 years. His family, his fellow ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Staged Readings, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Play Reading: Sterling Time by Timothy Scott Harris
Staged Reading |
Staged readings of three plays performed by professional and student actors will embrace various critical ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Staged Readings, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Days of Arts and Ideas: Thinking Out Loud

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 12, 2014, 09/12/2014, Percussion musical
Performance |
The Funny Bones Mime Trio presents a hilarious yet educational travelogue about how mime evolved into ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 13, 2014, 09/13/2014, The Funny Bones Mime Trio presents The History of Modern Mime

Regular: $38
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 13, 2014, 09/13/2014, Percussion musical
Performance |
During his years at Eugene Lang College, Sekou Sundiata hosted public events that he called ‘Days of ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 13, 2014, 09/13/2014, Days of Arts and Ideas: WeDaPeoples Cabaret
Staged Reading |
Sterling believes he's traveled through time, specifically the last 30 years. His family, his fellow ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

Free; reservations required
Staged Readings, September 13, 2014, 09/13/2014, Play Reading: Sterling Time by Timothy Scott Harris

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 13, 2014, 09/13/2014, Stand-up comedy

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 14, 2014, 09/14/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 14, 2014, 09/14/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard
Performance |
The Violin is a collaboration between composer Anna Clyne and visual artist Josh Dorman. Amy Kauffman ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, The Violin Release Party and Performance
Performance |
Founded in 1988 in Casablanca, Hoba Hoba Spirit draws its drive from the bold clack of qarqaba (double ... more

New York City, NY; NYC

free
Performances, September 18, 2014, 09/18/2014, African Sounds: Hoba Hoba Spirit
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

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 19, 2014, 09/19/2014, Comedy theater
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
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: $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: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 26, 2014, 09/26/2014, Comedy theater

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 27, 2014, 09/27/2014, Stand-up comedy

Regular: $25
Member: $0.00
Theaters, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, Musical: a  tale of dreams, possibilities and heartbreak

Regular: $22
Member: $0.00
Performances, September 28, 2014, 09/28/2014, 60-minute Adaptation of The Bard

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 03, 2014, 10/03/2014, Comedy theater
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

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

Regular: $15
Member: $0.00
Theaters, October 17, 2014, 10/17/2014, Comedy theater
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

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

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

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

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

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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