Quick Overview of the Gramercy Theatre

The Gramercy Theatre is an indoor live entertainment venue in New York City, New York. Situated in the suave Gramercy neighborhood of Manhattan, the theater is centrally located for all the sights. It’s easily accessible via public transportation, making it convenient for both locals and visitors, while in easy reach of all major Manhattan attractions.

Basic Rules

Prohibited items at The Gramercy Theatre

The list of Prohibited items at the Gramercy Theatre includes, but may not be limited to, the following:

Any other items may be deemed hazardous by venue staff and refused entry.

Smoking policy at The Gramercy Theatre

As an indoor venue, the Gramercy Theatre is an entirely non-smoking facility. This includes all forms of cigarettes, including electronic and vapes. There is usually a designated smoking area outside — please ask event staff for directions.

The Gramercy Theatre child policy

Unless otherwise stated, all shows at the Gramercy Theatre are for all ages. Guests two years old or younger do not need a ticket when seated on a parent’s lap. If you attend a loud show, please ensure that children have adequate hearing protection.

Driving to Gramery Theatre

To drive to the theater, put the address 127 E 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010, into your GPS. Please also remember that traffic in New York City can be extremely busy — allowing plenty of spare time is strongly advised.

The origins of the theatre

The story of the Gramercy Theatre begins in 1937. It was designed by architect Charles Sandblom, opening as the Gramercy Park Theatre for public live entertainment. It began life showing a range of performances, from speaking and music to plays.

During the 1950s, the venue was bought by Cinema V. It became a well-known movie theater, showing a range of classic and popular films. Then, it eventually became a dollar theater in the 1970s, showing reruns and other performances.

The Gramercy came back to fame in the 1980s when it began showing new movies and premieres. In the 1980s and early 1990s, it was used to show Hollywood classics — then briefly closed as the owners sought new investment.

In 1995, it started showing Indian and other foreign films, before a 1998 renovation brought it up to standards for hosting off-Broadway productions.

The venue’s big break came in 2006 when it was purchased by Live Nation. Their aim to turn it into a popular yet intimate concert venue immediately came to life, attracting prominent names and upcoming stars to the stage. Since then, sponsorships have seen the venue known as the Blender Theater, and now the Gramercy Theatre.

The venue has now found its purpose as a live music venue. Almost 20 years after its conversion, it continues to attract world-class performers and adoring fans each year.