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The A.R.T./New York Theatres are a project of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York and provide state-of-the-art, accessible venues at subsidized rental rates, plus free access to top-line technical equipment, so that the city’s small and emerging theatre companies can continue to experiment, grow, and produce new works.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter hosted the official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the A.R.T./New York Theatres at 502 West 53rd Street. Designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori, the new state-of-the-art theatres will provide affordable performance space for New York City’s smaller-budget nonprofit theatre companies.

Founded in 1972, A.R.T./New York is the leading service and advocacy organization for New York City’s 375+ nonprofit theatres, with a mission to assist member theatres in managing their companies effectively so that they may realize their rich artistic visions and serve their diverse audiences well. We accomplish this through a comprehensive roster of real estate, financial, educational, and community-building programs, as well as research, advocacy, and field-wide initiatives that seek to improve the long-term health and sustainability of the industry. Over the years, A.R.T./New York has received numerous honors, including an Obie Award, an Innovative Theatre Award, a New York City Mayor’s Award for Arts & Culture, and a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre.

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