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59E59 Theaters

59 E. 59th St. New York, NY 10022 | East 50s | 212-753-5959

Location Description:

The 59E59 conglomerate, a development of the Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation, is comprised of three theaters shows off-Broadway productions by not-for-profit companies. The modern Upper East Side complex is located just steps from attractions like Central Park, The Plaza Hotel, and Tiffany's. Each April it hosts the popular Brits Off Broadway Festival and a preview of shows going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.The lively E:Bar, located in the mezzanine, features top shelf champagne, 22 varieties of single malt Scotches, and specialty cocktails named after hit shows. Student rush tickets and reduced group rates are often available at the box office.

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Upcoming Events

  • Lift

    8:00 p.m. every Fri. until November 30
    2:00 p.m. every Sat. from October 25 until November 30
    8:00 p.m. every Sat. from October 25 until November 30
    7:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 30
    3:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 26 until November 30
    7:00 p.m. every Sun. from October 26 until November 30
  • Uncanny Valley

    7:15 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until October 26
    8:15 p.m. every Fri. until October 26
    2:15 p.m. every Sat. until October 26
    8:15 p.m. every Sat. until October 26
    3:15 p.m. every Sun. until October 26
    7:15 p.m. every Sun. until October 26
  • Deliverance

    8:30 p.m. every Fri. until November 9
    8:30 p.m. October 11
    3:30 p.m. every Sun. until November 9
    7:30 p.m. October 12
    7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu. until November 9
    2:30 p.m. every Sat. until November 9
    8:30 p.m. every Sat. until November 9

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