Past Events

Best of LES Dance Showcase

April 21, 2018 from 6pm

For one night only, the Best of L.E.S. Dance Showcase brings people together to celebrate culture, community, and diversity through dance.

6pm | Abrons Playhouse | $5 suggested donation to benefit Henry Street’s Community Advisory Board

Open Call Audition

April 18, 2018

For Actors (age 9-15) of a new show created by Trusty Sidekick Theater Company

No experience necessary, just a desire to perform and learn!

The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance

April 14, 2018 from 7 – 8:30pm

The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York presents The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance, a collaborative dance performance between JFDINY’s own dance ensemble Minbuza, accompanied by world renowned traditional musicians from Japan including Sukeroku Taiko and Katsuhiro Chiba. Powerful taiko performances and vibrant Tsugaru Shamisen playing will be weaved throughout a full repertoire of a thousand years of folk dance, including the premieres of Onikenbai (demon masked sword dance from Iwate prefecture), Tsugaru Ohara Bushi and Tsugaru San Sagari (umbrella dances from Aomori prefecture).  The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. 

Abrons Playhouse | 7pm | $25

OpenICE: April 2018

April 12 through April 15, 2018 from 7:00pm

This spring, ICE continues its OpenICE program, an initiative focused on sharing the most essential elements of ICE’s working process – creation, collaboration, and performance – with a wider audience, through free concert and activity programming.

OpenICE: ICE and the Composers of NYU on April 12
OpenICE: ICE and the Composers of Columbia University on April 14
Not Art Records: Piano Music on April 15


NYC Podfest

April 6 through April 8, 2018

NYC Podfest’s official podcast selections feature some of the biggest names in popular culture, comedy, Broadway, film and television, along with spotlights on emerging artists that you won’t want to miss.

Eliza Bent: Aloha, Aloha, or When I Was Queen [World Premiere]

April 4 through April 21, 2018 from 8:00pm

Writer and performer Eliza Bent uses a home movie as a jumping off point to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation.

Experimental Theatre | 8pm | $20

Stein | Holum Projects: The Wholehearted [New York premiere]

March 15 through April 1, 2018 from 4 & 8pm

Spectators have a ringside seat for this “dazzling tour-de-force” (Los Angeles Times), a blood pumping revenge tragedy and intimate tribute to lost love.

Abrons Playhouse | 4 & 8pm | $25

POLLOCK [US premiere]

February 15 through February 25, 2018

Co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York and Abrons Arts Center

Show added due to popular demand! Sunday, February 25 at 7:30pm.

In this play, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner.

Underground Theater | Various Times | $20


February 2, 2018

Abrons Arts Center and DIS are proud to present the U.S. live debut of London-based DJ-producer and songwriter Larry B, who will share renditions of his recently released EP 5 Sad Songs in an intimate, one-night-only performance. 

Experimental Theater | 8pm | $15