“…Canal Park Playhouse is an enchanted place, really, run with old fashioned integrity, child‐like wonder, deep respect, and the kind of belief that kept Tinker Bell alive.”
- Alix Cohen (3 time NY Press Club Award recipient)
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This is a gentle place where quiet work from the heart can be heard above the clamor of the The Big Apple - work that affirms the human spirit. We occupy our own building in Northern Tribeca, the landmarked 1828 “Canal House”.
We offer two venues- The Front Room and The Back Room where creative energy percolates in a playful, hurly burly atmosphere.
The Back Room is furnished with upholstered theater seats from the legendary Sullivan Street Playhouse, where The Fantasticks ran for longer than any show in New York history. It seats 50. In this room we specialize in producing or co-producing one to four character revivals, new plays and we occasionally screen movies.From November to March, we present theater productions by our growing repertory company of Circus/ Variety performers who are creating a new kind of theater. Like the Circus/ Variety performers before them - Chaplin, Mae West, W.C. Fields and The Marx Brothers - their work is multigenerational, timeless and international in its appeal.
The Front Room with cabaret chairs and tables, seats 35 and features our own The Waffle Iron Café. We use this room for cabaret-style performances and have presented variety shows, singer-songwriters, one-person readings and even 5-minute video shorts in this space.
The Waffle Iron Café, located in our Front Room, is home to The Decadent Dark Chocolate Waffle. We offer an optional Prix Fixe or a la Carte Brunch before or after all weekend shows. Wine, beer, mimosas and strawberry champagne cocktails- a Playhouse original- are also available. The café serves optional light, waffle-branded dinners with evening shows. MENU
"The waffles are delicious and fresh" - Backstage.com
"The pre and post show brunch makes really good waffles" - Today in New York on NBC
Rentals and Birthday Parties
We make our Back Room theater space available at a reasonable rate for work consistent with our goals. Also, two birthday party options are available depending on show schedules and your needs.
Contact us for rates and more info.
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Canal Park Playhouse
508 Canal Street
New York, NY 10013
For the most scenic walk:
Take the E or C trains to Spring Street. Walk west on Spring two blocks to Greenwich, then walk south on Greenwich to Canal and we are right across the street.
Or, (If you don’t mind navigating the entrance to the Holland Tunnel):
Take the A C or 1 trains to Canal Street. Walk west on the south side of Canal. We are located between Greenwich and Washington Streets, almost at the Hudson River.
Both the Spring and Canal Street stations are the same 5 minute walk to The Playhouse