The Secret Theatre is a custom-built theatre and has brought exciting, edgy, and sometimes beloved off-off Broadway shows to Long Island City with affordable ticket prices. It maintains a venue of cultural institution that has enriched the lives of not only the theatre loving community but has been the platform for so many new plays, directors, actors, and writers. We present productions under our own name, we can co-produce, and we accept rental submissions produced entirely by an outside company. We also have the flexibility to present shows as thrust, proscenium, transverse, or other styles of theatre.
Four performers embody all of the characters in this innovative new Hamlet directed by Nathan Winkelstein: a fast paced, non-stop whirlwind of mind and body as rational thought battles with hysteria. The Secret Theatre teams up with Ript Theater Company on this exciting production. Featuring:
Lindsey Alexandra-Carter | Ade Otukoya | Chauncy Thomas | Nathan Winkelstein
Pirate Pete's Parrot
Climb on board and get ready for adventure in Secret Theatre's swash-buckling children's musical, Pirate Pete's Parrot. In the tradition of the wildly popular English pantomime shows, Pirate Pete's Parrot promises music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for the family. The play revolves around Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Upon setting out, Pete decides it can't hurt to pick up some buried treasure.
Eight Tales of Pedro
The Winner of Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival 2018
Back by popular demand! Only 11 performances (7 evening performances & 4 matinees)! Eight Tales of Pedro will be performing at The Secret Theatre this coming October 4th - 14th, 2018. Two sets of storytellers, some now and some in the 17th century, cross a country- risking everything for a new life. As they tell their tales, their lives and plots combine and intertwine into the same conclusion.
Princess Particular is full of fun tunes, hilariously broad physical comedy, and important life lessons! Adults and children alike will enjoy this delightful show! The spirited and feisty young Princess Particular is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it. And today she wants to be a ballerina. King Loadsadough and Queen Patience want their daughter to practice curtseying? Fortunately, her four maids, the Chancellor, and the Lady-in-Waiting are on hand to help the princess to follow her dream!
The NEW York International Fringe Festival returns in October of 2018 with both a FringeNYC and FringeBYOV segment. FringeBYOV ("Bring Your Own Venue") is a new "open access" segment in the outer boroughs, and encompasses both existing Indie Venues with their own programming. One of the FringeQNS Indie Venues runnig this 2018 will be at The Secret Theatre. The showlist for this FringeBYOV 2018 includes: Crime of the Hour | If It Isn’t You | Joe Charnitski: An Actual Patriot | The Legends of Sleepy Hollow | We’re Gonna Laugh
Nearby Public Transport
The Secret Theatre is located in The Long Island City Art Center, which is two blocks from Moma's PS1, two blocks from Silvercup Studios, and one block from The Citibank Tower at Court Square. We are in the heart of the creative and evolving community of Long Island City, which is home to many artists of all disciplines, new residential high rises, and many types of restaurants/cafes and hotels.
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House opens approximately 1 hour before show time. As we only have general seating, seats are on a first come first served basis. Please let the box office know ahead of time if you wish to reserve specific seats or if you have a mobility or other disability so that we may assist you. The Secret Theatre has a ramp and is wheelchair accessible.
We are happy to recommended the legendary 24hr Court Square Diner. Coffees, sandwiches and other delights are available at Tost, LIC Market, next door at Caffeina, The Burger Garage and at American Hero. Within walking distance we have Italian, New American, Thiai, Diner, Chinese and Indian food.
There are many new hotels near The Secret because of the convenient short commute to Manhattan. Indeed it is possible to get to Midtown in a fraction of the time it takes from other boroughs. Nearby we have the following hotels; Ravel, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta, Comfort Inn, Marriot and others.
The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street,
Long Island City, NY 11101
Office Number: (718) 392-0722
Subways: 7, E, G, M, W, N, F