Past Events

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

March 15 - 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 - 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

New York Video Game Awards

January 24, 2018 from 8 PM

The New York Videogame Critics Circle celebrates the best in the videogame industry for its 7th Annual New York Video Game Awards.

Abrons Playhouse | 8 PM | $20

American Realness

January 11 - January 16, 2018

Now in its ninth year, American Realness commands attention for the proliferation of choreographic and performative practices transcending the traditions and rewriting the definitions of American dance and performance.

Wanna see it all? American Realness offers a $100 festival pass which includes tickets to five American Realness performances at Abrons Arts Center. You will select performance dates/times when you purchase the pass. 

International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE]: OpenICE Fall Series

December 13 - December 15, 2017

The International Contemporary Ensemble celebrates four years since their first OpenICE concert at Abrons and the launch of their FIFTH OpenICE season. ICE activates Abrons’ various spaces with interactive performance and education events, looking to the past with a retrospective and into the future with premieres of new works. December’s residency features ICE’s pianist’s brainchild, the UNcaged Toy Piano Festival, as well as the world premiere performance of Wojtek Blecharz’ Music for Invisible Places.

December 13-15
Playhouse/Experimental/Underground | Various Times | FREE

George Emilio Sanchez: BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK, 24 Hour Performance Filibuster

December 8 - December 9, 2017 from 6 PM

Bang, Bang, Gun Amok is a 24-hour “performance filibuster” dedicated to gun culture in the USA. Initiated by performance artist and activist George Emilio Sanchez, Bang, Bang, Gun Amok will create a space for a community of creators to educate and express how the issue of gun violence is based in a history of institutionalized violence. Artists, activists, scholars, and survivors of gun violence will come together through music, dance, theater, comedy, mural-making, discussion, bodywork, healing practices, and more.

Underground Theater | 6 PM | $20