Theatreworks USA logo

in conjunction with the Lucille Lortel Foundation, present

Free Summer Theatre 2017

Thanks to the generosity of corporations, foundations, and people like YOU,
Theatreworks will be able to send over 10,000 underserved youth to  Free Summer Theatre for FREE!

Click or scroll down for ticketing information for
Non-Profit Groups and the General Public.


Thank you for another amazing year of Free Summer Theatre!

See you next year!


All performances are at the Lucille Lortel Theatre,
121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker Street and Hudson Street, NYC.

Please note: Pete the Cat is recommended for ages 5-9.


Group leaders of educational and not-for-profit organizations can make reservations by calling 212.627.7373 Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm, and 9am to 1pm on Fridays.

Maximum group size is 75, minimum 15.  

Please note: Reservations will not be taken for weekend performances. Order only the EXACT NUMBER OF SEATS YOU WILL NEED. Unused seats will deprive others of a place at the performance! We require 48 HOURS CANCELLATION NOTICE. If we do not receive timely notification, other orders for your organization may not be honored. Please bring enough chaperones to ensure proper supervision. There is no on-site bus parking.


A limited number of free tickets will be made available to individuals each show day at the theatre on a first come, first served basis.  Tickets for each day’s performances will be distributed beginning one hour prior to the first performance of the day. Individuals are limited to 4 tickets per adult, per day.

Please note: Reservations cannot be made by the general public.** We only accept reservations from not-for-profit and educational organizations. Because reservations are accepted from many summer camps, public distribution tickets are limited for the weekday performances. Once the public tickets are distributed, any remaining patrons will be admitted at curtain time on a space-available basis.  There is greater ticket availability for the general public at the Sunday performances. Please note that the performance is recommended for ages 5-9. Strollers are not allowed in the theater. No babies in arms.  Please be considerate of fellow audience members. No food or drink is allowed inside the Lucille Lortel Theatre.


If you want great reserved seats in the orchestra then become a VIP by making a donation to Free Summer Theatre RIGHT NOW!  Click here to reserve your VIP seats.  All donations are tax-deductible and will go directly to offset program costs. 

With every $50 contribution, you are entitled to one reserved VIP seat for the performance of your choice.   Please note that each attendee requires a ticket, regardless of age. Limited to 10 tickets per donor.  No exchanges or refunds.


Click here for more information, or call 212.647.1100 x131 or e-mail development@twusa.org.

Free Summer Theatre is made possible by donations from
corporations, foundations, and people like you.

Click HERE to pave the way for 15,000 children

to attend the theatre for free this summer.