Past Events

Women’s History Month Panel & Community Forum

March 19, 2017

Followed by Constituent Resources Fair

You are invited to join Assembly member, Yuh-Line Niou, for a community forum on Women and Gender Issues
With a focus on:  immigration, health care, education and civic engagement

1 PM Underground Theater Panel Discussion
2:30 PM Studio 201 Resource Fair

RSVP by email

International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE]: Winter OpenICE Weekend

March 3 through March 5, 2017

The second installment in the 2017 OpenICE season of FREE workshops and performances featuring chamber configurations of ICE with music by Eric Wubbels, Sofia Gubaidulia, and a new commission workshop with Monte WeberOpenICE, a series of free public concerts by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), is made possible by support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc. 

Underground Theater | Various times | FREE

REAL TALK / KIP TALK (World Premiere)

February 25, 2017 from 8 PM

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, internet sensation, and citizen of the world.

8 PM | $15


New York City Players: Good Samaritans

February 8 through February 25, 2017 from 8 PM

New York City Players presents a return of Richard Maxwell’s critically acclaimed GOOD SAMARITANS. In a dining hall at a rehabilitation center, pleasure battles virtue in this urban story of an intake counselor and her patient. Starring Rosemary Allen and Kevin Hurley. Written and directed with songs by Richard Maxwell.

The Playhouse | 8 PM | $25

Tiny Little Band: Your Hair Looked Great (World Premiere)

February 8 through February 25, 2017 from 7:30 PM

A motivational speech. An ad for cheese chips. An ancient Greek hero. A desire to do good, to live right, to not fail, to make the world better, to find happiness, to find comfort, to find meaning, to find, to find, to find, success, success, SUCCESS. Your Hair Looked Great is a kaleidoscopic head-trip through the social and cultural forces that shape our sense of what life is and what life should be.

Underground Theater | 7:30 PM | $25

Abrons Spring Launch Party

January 27, 2017 from 6-8 PM

Join us for an evening of exhibitions, performances and cocktails on January 27 to celebrate the opening of the Abrons Arts Center’s Spring Season!

Jan Martens/Grip: Sweat Baby Sweat

January 27 through January 28, 2017 from 8 PM

Flemish/Dutch choreographer Jan Martens’ conceptually rigorous and dynamically engaging work has been captivating audiences across Europe since 2009. In SWEAT BABY SWEAT, he focuses on the all-consuming love affair between a man and a woman, a couple who can’t or won’t let each other go.

The Playhouse | 8 PM | $35

International Contemporary Ensemble: Winter OpenICE

January 23, 2017 from 8 PM

Abrons resident artists launch the 2017 OpenICE season with a diverse and extensive array of chamber, electro-acoustic, improvisatory, and multimedia work — sharing their process, commissions and collaborations in a series of FREE workshops and performances for Abrons audiences.

Underground Theater | 8 PM | FREE

6th Annual New York Game Awards

January 19, 2017 from 7:30 PM

The Abrons Arts Center is delighted to partner with the New York Videogame Critics Circle for the 6th Annual New York Game Awards ceremony. Tickets include access to an after party reception (guests must be 21 to drink) on stage with the winners, critics and DJ Rahat Rashid, who’ll be mashing-up any number of amazing game soundtracks.

American Realness

January 5 through January 12, 2017

Cited by The New Yorker as “New York’s preeminent sampler of boundary-pushing performance bordering on dance,” American Realness returns to Abrons Arts Center for its eighth consecutive season.