Abrons Arts Center is the performing arts center of the Henry Street Settlement social services organization in the Lower East Side. It has an illustrious history in theater, dance and fashion.
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Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand St
(at Pitt St)
Lower East Side, Manhattan
(F)(M) or (J)(Z) to Delancey St – Essex St (walk 8 blocks)
Fri-Sun, December 6-8, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Bring to life the holiday traditions of the Spanish diaspora in Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Puerto Rico and mother Spain at Abrons Arts Center
A Very Big Little Theater
Abrons Arts Center is a small theater with an illustrious history in theater, dance and fashion. It was founded by the Lewisohn sisters as the Neighborhood Playhouse in 1915. It presented theater and film.
The center became known for avant-garde theatre. During the Roaring Twenties, famous dancers who performed there include Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. These are some of the beginnings of modern dance.
The center was renamed the Henry Street Playhouse in 1927. In the 1930s, co-founder Irene Lewisohn founded what would later become the Met Costume Institute.
The center has three theaters:
- Playhouse Theater seats 330
- Experimental Theater seats 60
- Underground Theater seats 97