The Flea Theater
(Venue) 20 Thomas Street, New York, NY 10013, United States
Managed by: The Flea Theater
Theaters: The Sam, The Pete, The Siggy
THE CONCERT THEATER, named in honor of legendary agent Sam Cohn, will be the biggest and most flexible of The Flea’s three new theaters, embracing the full range of performing arts. Elegant yet accessible, it is designed with the needs of today’s most innovative voices in theater, music and dance in mind — from acrobats to chamber music, from 19-character musicals like Elizabeth Swados’ Kaspar Hauser to one-person shows like Karen Finley’s The Return of the Chocolate-Smeared Woman.
THE GARDEN THEATER, which we are naming for seminal playwright A. R. Gurney, is ground-breaking design. Unique in all of New York City, it is an open, airy and eccentric performance space. Accessible and welcoming, it will showcase music and dance events as well as readings, workshops and hybrid performing arts performances. In its adaptability it will entice artists who crave thinking “outside the box,” and the adjacency of the garden and theater spaces open myriad possibilities for master classes, late-night series and artist retreats.
THE BRICK THEATER for Flea founder — and continuing inspiration — Sigourney Weaver. Our smallest theater will become our underground space for ground-breaking performance, reflecting Ms. Weaver’s career and our founding credo of “raising a joyful hell in a small space.” The Siggy’s configuration with a raised stage and multiple entrances also makes use of the building’s original arches dating from the 18th century. The intimate scale of The Siggy is perfect for Bat productions and for young companies seeking to produce full-scale work without the burden of filling a large house.