Past Events

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.


Anna Kohler: Mytho? Lure of Wildness (World Premiere)

December 9 through December 22, 2016

Conceived and performed by legendary downtown theater maker Anna Kohler, directed by Caleb Hammond, and featuring renowned performance artist Hapi Phace, MYTHO? immerses the audience in a unique sensory experience with aromas, three dimensional sound by Almeda Beynon and media projection by Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty.

Experimental Theater | $25

Urban Youth Theater Presents: Little Shop of Horrors

December 8 through December 9, 2016 from 7 PM

This fall Abrons Urban Youth Theater investigated musical performance through mounting a B-movie parody about a carnivorous plant with an appetite for human blood. 

OpenICE at Abrons

November 10 through November 12, 2016

Concerts, workshops and open events with International Contemporary Ensemble

DarkMatter: Asymptote

November 4 through November 6, 2016

Abrons Arts Center in association with Mount Tremper Arts 

Asymptote = that which is constantly approached but never reached. What does it mean to struggle for something that will never be? DarkMatter’s Asymptote features new, repurposed, and unusual works from the duo. What is impossible in this world is actual to another.

Experimental Theater | $25