The Players Theatre

Players Theatre and Cafe Wha 1966

Visit the Lortel Archives to see more of the history of The Players Theatre. CLICK HERE

            A space for New York performances and rehearsals.  Welcome to the official website of the historic Players Theatre.  The building includes, a main stage 200+ seat Off Broadway theatre, the 50 seat Steve and Marie Sgouros theatre, four rehearsal studios, an office suite for arts organizations and the famous Cafe Wha?, which has been a Greenwich Village mainstay since the 1960's.
        Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1950's, the Players Theatre has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences.  If you are interested in staying informed of all that is happening at the Players Theatre and receiving special discounts please sign up for the theatre's weekly emailing via  If you have any question you can also email us or call the theatre at 212-475-1449.