in  New York City

Astor Place Theatre

The Astor Place Theatre is an off-Broadway house, located in the NoHo section of Manhattan.

Close up photo of a sign for the Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theatre in NYC, new York

Since 1991, the theater has been the home to the legendary Blue Man Group.

The theatre, located in the historic Colonnade Row District was constructed in 1831 as a Greek Revival style building with marble columns. Of the nine connecting buildings, only four remain. The theater was originally home to the Astor and Vanderbilt families.

The building is one of the oldest structures in the city and was designated a New York City Landmark in 1963.

In 1968, the theater known for its experimental works opened with Israel Horovitz's 'The Indian Wants the Brox,' starring Al Pacino. Later in 1991, the one-and-only Blue Man Group debuted their show and later purchased the theater in 2001. Since then more than 35 million people from around the world have experienced their jaw-dropping performance.

Transportation to Astor Place Theatre

The closest subway stops and directions are as follows:

  • The six train - exit the subway at the Astor Place stop and walk approximately two minutes to the theater’s entrance
  • The R or W train - exit the subway at the 8th St. station and walk approximately one minute to the theater’s entrance
  • The A, B, C, E, F, or M train - exit the subway at the West 4th Street Washington Square stop and walk approximately 10 minutes to the theater’s entrance.

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