Connelly Theater

220 E 4th St

The Connelly Theater reopened in February 1997 after 10 years of darkness. Located in a historic 19th-century school building, this beautiful 99-seat miniature opera house features some of the best off-off-Broadway productions.


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Connelly Theater is located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Long before the musical "Rent" brought in legions of pierced, tattooed teenagers from every corner of America (and drove up the rents), the East Village was an eclectic mix of elderly Ukranians and Poles, Dominican and Puerto Rican families, and assorted artists, wanna-be bohemians, punks, their followers, lovers and friends. (Did we leave anyone out?) Largely gone are the heroin dealers, all night parties, punk music extravaganzas and infamous Bagel Tree of the 1980s and early 1990s, but the real landmarks remain, including the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Tompkins Square Park, and Cooper Union. The Public offers some of New York’s finest Off-Broadway Theater as well as Joe’s Pub, with a diverse variety of live shows. Beautiful Tompkins Square Park offers something for everyone, including dog runs, basketball courts, a weekly market, outdoor music events, and occasionally local characters chatting late into the night to infrequent riots. To be fair, few other parks in America have played such an important role in radical or anarchist history.

Many long-time residents complain of the neighborhood’s recent gentrification, and skyrocketing rents forced even legendary punk club CBGB's to exit the neighborhood, replaced by a John Varvatos boutique. And while there are truly many new restaurants and boutiques dotting Avenues A, B and C, lots of the famous watering holes, dives, and other unclassifiably scrappy bars remain. Some of our favorites include Mars on lower First Avenue, Zum Schneider on Avenue C, 2A on the corner of Second Street and Avenue A, and Lit Lounge, with its adjoining Fuse Gallery. Make sure to check out the Polish butcher stores on First Avenue and the nearby Italian pastry shops, walk along the Ukranian strip of Second Avenue, try one of the Japanese restaurants on East Ninth Street, and also walk along St. Marks Place, one of New York’s most eclectic streets.

East 4th Street's Theater Row boasts cultural buildings which house eight theaters and twelve dance companies as well as a couple of community development groups. Among its members are New York Theater Workshop, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, Rod Rodgers Dance Co., WOW Cafe Theatre, Millennium Film Workshop, Duo Multicultural Arts Center, Teatro Circulo, Downtown Art, Alpha Omega Dance Co., Choices Theater, Teatro IATI, Cooper Square Committee and Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association.

The Nuyorican Poets Café is still going strong on East Third Street between Avenues B and C. Since 1973 its mission has been to create a multi-cultural venue that provides a stage for artists traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream media and culture. Poetry slams, theater performances, open jam sessions for hip-hop, poetry and jazz, as well as unique screenplay readings all take place on a weekly basis in this intimate cultural setting.

For film buffs, we would be remiss not to mention the Anthology Film Archives on East 2nd Street, a local theater best known for consistently showing the finest in avant-garde and experimental cinema. We also recommend the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, home away from home for those who enjoy great acoustics and the company of die hard independent film fans.

The East Village is also home to the trendy Cooper Square Hotel as well as the charming Gem Hotel, making it a great neighborhood to enjoy your stay in New York.

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220 E 4th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-3995

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Upcoming Events

All Hallows Eve, A Wild, Eclectic Horror Musical w/ Puppets

A wild, horror musical journey across the grey veil on a Halloween night, testing a sister’s and brother’s love against the forces of true evil, with book, lyrics and puppet design by Martin P. Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors; “Sesame Street”) and music by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer,... [ + ] “Sesame Street”, “GLANK”).

Mr. Robinson directs a cast of ten from the casts of "Sesame Street," Avenue Q and "Little Shop...” and other iconic productions, including Jennifer Barnhart* (Avenue Q, “Sesame Street,” “Julie’s Greenroom”), Tyler Bunch* (“Julie’s Greenroom”, “The Tick”), Aubrey Clinedinst (Dario Fo, The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre), Austin Michael Costello (“Sesame Street”), Cedwan Hooks (Award-winning puppet designer); Haley Jenkins (“Sesame Street”, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), Kathleen Kim (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), Marca Leigh* (“The Muppets”), Spencer Lott (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), and Kaitee Yaeko Tredway (Avenue Q).

Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin-smash and toilet-paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. They enter a house and meet a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat-and-mouse game ensues with the stakes being nothing less than their immortal souls. All Hallows Eve is a tale wrapped up in horror, comedy, and blood…and definitely not for young children.

Producers: Martin P. Robinson, Annie Evans and Jean Marie Keevins; Scenic Designers: Christopher Swader and Justin Swader; Lighting Designer: Alex Jainchill; Choreographer: Kaitee Yaeko Tredway; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Tickets are: $30. For more information, visit AllHallowsEveMusical.com.

The runtime is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Sixteen performances will be staged from October 18-November 2nd, 2019 on the following schedule: Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; plus, Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

All Hallows Eve began as a twenty-minute Guest Artist Project for the 2013 National Puppetry Conference, followed by a first version of the entire piece during a two-week residency in February 2018, both at the O’Neill Theater Center and with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation.

10/18/2019 08:00 PM
Fri, October 18
8:00PM
$
$30
Get Tickets

All Hallows Eve, A Wild, Eclectic Horror Musical w/ Puppets

A wild, horror musical journey across the grey veil on a Halloween night, testing a sister’s and brother’s love against the forces of true evil, with book, lyrics and puppet design by Martin P. Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors; “Sesame Street”) and music by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer,... [ + ] “Sesame Street”, “GLANK”).

Mr. Robinson directs a cast of ten from the casts of "Sesame Street," Avenue Q and "Little Shop...” and other iconic productions, including Jennifer Barnhart* (Avenue Q, “Sesame Street,” “Julie’s Greenroom”), Tyler Bunch* (“Julie’s Greenroom”, “The Tick”), Aubrey Clinedinst (Dario Fo, The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre), Austin Michael Costello (“Sesame Street”), Cedwan Hooks (Award-winning puppet designer); Haley Jenkins (“Sesame Street”, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), Kathleen Kim (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), Marca Leigh* (“The Muppets”), Spencer Lott (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), and Kaitee Yaeko Tredway (Avenue Q).

Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin-smash and toilet-paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. They enter a house and meet a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat-and-mouse game ensues with the stakes being nothing less than their immortal souls. All Hallows Eve is a tale wrapped up in horror, comedy, and blood…and definitely not for young children.

Producers: Martin P. Robinson, Annie Evans and Jean Marie Keevins; Scenic Designers: Christopher Swader and Justin Swader; Lighting Designer: Alex Jainchill; Choreographer: Kaitee Yaeko Tredway; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Tickets are: $30. For more information, visit AllHallowsEveMusical.com.

The runtime is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Sixteen performances will be staged from October 18-November 2nd, 2019 on the following schedule: Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; plus, Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

All Hallows Eve began as a twenty-minute Guest Artist Project for the 2013 National Puppetry Conference, followed by a first version of the entire piece during a two-week residency in February 2018, both at the O’Neill Theater Center and with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation.

10/19/2019 08:00 PM
Sat, October 19
8:00PM
$
$30
Get Tickets

All Hallows Eve, A Wild, Eclectic Horror Musical w/ Puppets

A wild, horror musical journey across the grey veil on a Halloween night, testing a sister’s and brother’s love against the forces of true evil, with book, lyrics and puppet design by Martin P. Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors; “Sesame Street”) and music by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer,... [ + ] “Sesame Street”, “GLANK”).

Mr. Robinson directs a cast of ten from the casts of "Sesame Street," Avenue Q and "Little Shop...” and other iconic productions, including Jennifer Barnhart* (Avenue Q, “Sesame Street,” “Julie’s Greenroom”), Tyler Bunch* (“Julie’s Greenroom”, “The Tick”), Aubrey Clinedinst (Dario Fo, The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre), Austin Michael Costello (“Sesame Street”), Cedwan Hooks (Award-winning puppet designer); Haley Jenkins (“Sesame Street”, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), Kathleen Kim (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), Marca Leigh* (“The Muppets”), Spencer Lott (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), and Kaitee Yaeko Tredway (Avenue Q).

Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin-smash and toilet-paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. They enter a house and meet a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat-and-mouse game ensues with the stakes being nothing less than their immortal souls. All Hallows Eve is a tale wrapped up in horror, comedy, and blood…and definitely not for young children.

Producers: Martin P. Robinson, Annie Evans and Jean Marie Keevins; Scenic Designers: Christopher Swader and Justin Swader; Lighting Designer: Alex Jainchill; Choreographer: Kaitee Yaeko Tredway; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Tickets are: $30. For more information, visit AllHallowsEveMusical.com.

The runtime is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Sixteen performances will be staged from October 18-November 2nd, 2019 on the following schedule: Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; plus, Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

All Hallows Eve began as a twenty-minute Guest Artist Project for the 2013 National Puppetry Conference, followed by a first version of the entire piece during a two-week residency in February 2018, both at the O’Neill Theater Center and with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation.

10/20/2019 08:00 PM
Sun, October 20
8:00PM
$
$30
Get Tickets

All Hallows Eve, A Wild, Eclectic Horror Musical w/ Puppets

A wild, horror musical journey across the grey veil on a Halloween night, testing a sister’s and brother’s love against the forces of true evil, with book, lyrics and puppet design by Martin P. Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors; “Sesame Street”) and music by Paul Rudolph (Emmy Award-winning composer,... [ + ] “Sesame Street”, “GLANK”).

Mr. Robinson directs a cast of ten from the casts of "Sesame Street," Avenue Q and "Little Shop...” and other iconic productions, including Jennifer Barnhart* (Avenue Q, “Sesame Street,” “Julie’s Greenroom”), Tyler Bunch* (“Julie’s Greenroom”, “The Tick”), Aubrey Clinedinst (Dario Fo, The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre), Austin Michael Costello (“Sesame Street”), Cedwan Hooks (Award-winning puppet designer); Haley Jenkins (“Sesame Street”, The Pee-Wee Herman Show), Kathleen Kim (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), Marca Leigh* (“The Muppets”), Spencer Lott (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” with Tom Hanks, “Sesame Street”), and Kaitee Yaeko Tredway (Avenue Q).

Eve and Evan are twins roped into yet another desperately dull Halloween by their parents. Managing to break free, they maraud, pumpkin-smash and toilet-paper, inadvertently crossing the thin line between worlds on this night of all nights. They enter a house and meet a demoness who has been lying in wait for just such a pair. A harrowing cat-and-mouse game ensues with the stakes being nothing less than their immortal souls. All Hallows Eve is a tale wrapped up in horror, comedy, and blood…and definitely not for young children.

Producers: Martin P. Robinson, Annie Evans and Jean Marie Keevins; Scenic Designers: Christopher Swader and Justin Swader; Lighting Designer: Alex Jainchill; Choreographer: Kaitee Yaeko Tredway; Public Relations: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

Tickets are: $30. For more information, visit AllHallowsEveMusical.com.

The runtime is approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Sixteen performances will be staged from October 18-November 2nd, 2019 on the following schedule: Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.; Sundays at 3:00 p.m.; plus, Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

All Hallows Eve began as a twenty-minute Guest Artist Project for the 2013 National Puppetry Conference, followed by a first version of the entire piece during a two-week residency in February 2018, both at the O’Neill Theater Center and with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation.

10/21/2019 08:00 PM
Mon, October 21
8:00PM
$
$30
Get Tickets
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