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Staten Island Summer Theater - Free Summer Theater & Things To Do Staten Island NYC

Sep 01, 2023 at 12:15 am by mikewood


Staten Island Free Summer Outdoor Theater 2023 SI NYC

Free Things To Do in the Staten Island - Free Summer Theater Park in NYC

UPDATED _ September 1, 2023 / Staten Island Neighborhoods / Staten Island Things To Do / Staten Buzz NYC.

 

FALL THEATER SECTION COMING SOON.

 

staten island things to do free summer theater staten island si nycSummer is hitting full stride. A number of community theater and dance groups in collaboration with the NYC Parks Department and frequently some measure of government funding, collaborate to provide Queens neighborhoods with a summer that includes free theater in the parks. The theatrical productions listed below are designed for young and old alike and they're FREE.

 

Editor's Note - Note that ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated to 2023. Pay attention to the performance dates / years. We will be updating / adding this summer theater report through the summer, so check back periodically for updates which you can note by the date changing above.

 

Free Theater / Plays in the Park on Staten Island 2023. Click here to view our report on free summer outdoor theater on Staten Island.

Free Summer Movies on Staten Island 2023. Click here to view our report on free movies in the park - summer outdoor movies on Staten Island.

Music / Concerts in the Park on Staten Island 2023. Click here to view our report on free summer concerts on Staten Island.

Current Staten Island Things To Do. Click here to view a listing of current Staten Island things to do.

 

 


Staten Island Free Summer Indoor / Outdoor Theater 2023 SI NYC

Free Things To Do in the Staten Island - Free Summer Theater Park in NYC

UPDATED _ September 1, 2023 / Staten Island Neighborhoods / Staten Island Things To Do / Staten Buzz NYC. Continued.

 

Directory of Staten Island Free Summer Theater by Staten Island Areas / Venues / Dates SI NYC

Use this Directory to click directly into each section / neighborhood. This page is organized by sections of Staten Island [North, East, South and Northwest], then by concert location and then by concert date. Use this Directory to click directly into each neighborhood.

1. North Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

2. East Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

3. South Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

4. North & West Staten Island Free Summer Theater NYC

 

Also check our monthly Staten Island Events / Staten Island Things To Do Calendar NYC. We're still working on this. It should be in fair shape in July and good shape by August / September.

 

We try to update Weekly / as needed or new information comes in

 


 

1. North Staten Island Free Summer Indoor & Outdoor Theater 2023

North of Hwy 278 and East of Hwy 440 / MLK on Staten Island NYC

 


Snug Harbor Cultural Center - Paid & Free Summer Theater in Randall Manor SI NYC

Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Snug Harbor Cultural Center in the Randall Manor Neighborhood on Staten Island

  • Fridays & Saturdays, June 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2023 from 8 - 11 pm - The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood. This performance is described as follows, " ... A fierce, poetic, and raw retelling of The Odyssey by “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood, but this time told from the perspective of Penelope, Odysseus’ “ever patient” wife. Walking the fields of the underworld, Penelope recounts her side of the famous events, contemplating whether her voice matters anymore. Meanwhile, she is haunted by the souls of her nine faithful young maids who were unjustly hanged by the returning “hero”, turned into furies by their anger, pain, and betrayal. What transpires is a two hour contemporary epic about the silencing of feminine narratives, the guilt we feel for others’ actions, and the exploration of what is myth and what is truth...". RAIN DATES will be each Sunday at 7 pm following the prior days performances. Performance by the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company.
  • Contact / Tickets. $27 / $25 / $23 at https://sishakespeare.org/.
  • Location. In front of Building E @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island.

 

  • Saturday, June 24 - see July 30, 2023 below

 

  • Sunday, July 30, 2023 - from 12 noon - 2 pm or as long as tickets last - whichever comes first. The Public Theater Company is distributing free tickets to performances of Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park that same night. Free summer theater in the Randall Manor neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Tickets Must be Picked up & Redeemed in Person. You may receive up to two free ticket vouchers which you must redeem for the performance of Hamlet that same night at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
  • Contact. For more information visit - https://snug-harbor.org/ or https://publictheater.org/
  • Wednesday, August 2, 2023 beginning at 6.30 pm - Ailey Moves NYC - They describe the event as follows, "... This class brings together body, mind, and spirit in an energetic union of music, dance, and oral tradition of the people of West Africa. Participants will be taught regional songs and dances of welcome and praise such as; Lamban (Dance of Celebration), Mandjani (Challenge Dance), and Wolo Sodon Jon Don (Dance of Becoming Free)...". Last year they also described the event as follows, " ... performances, dance in classes and workshops led by Ailey’s Arts In Education and Ailey Extension teachers and musicians, meet current students from the acclaimed Ailey School ... out in the open air...". Free.
  • Contact. For more information visit - https://snug-harbor.org/ or https://www.alvinailey.org

 

  • Contact. For details see - https://snug-harbor.org/ OR see the websites listed with the events.
  • Location. The Snug Harbor Cultural Center is located at 1000 Richmond Terrace in the Randall Manor neighobrhood of Staten Island. Note specific locations within Snug Harbor at the end of the event desription.

Also see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do on Staten Island.


Alice Austen House Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Shore Acres SI

Free Things To Do in Shore Acres on Staten Island NYC

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 beginning at 5 pm - The Comedy of Errors - performed by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company of Woodside, Queens. This Shakespearean play is about, "... Two pairs of long-lost twins end up in the same small town. Delight in the confusion as mistaken identities and goofy hijinks mount until chaos reigns. Spoiler alert: this one has a happy ending...". Free summer theater in the Shore Acres (near Stapleton) neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact. https://aliceausten.org or https://hiptohip.org/
  • Location. On the lawn at the Alice Austen House Park at 2 Hyland Blvd in Shore Acres on Staten Island.

Empire Outlets aka EO - Paid Summer Theater on SI NYC

SI Shakespeare Company & Spotlight Repertory Theatre Performances at EO

Paid & Free Things To Do in the St. George Neighborhood on Staten Island NYC

  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 beginning at 3 and 6 pm - Anne with an E. Tickets are $20 / $15 / $10.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2023 beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights and at 2 pm on Saturday & Sunday - Bat Boy, The Musical. The play is based on the book / play by the same name. It's a musical comedy that Wikipedia tells us, " ... deals with serious themes such as hypocrisy, acceptance, forgiveness, racism, revenge and scapegoating, but often punctures the most serious moments with slapstick, surrealism, camp-horror and irony..."
  • Contact / Tickets. $30 / $20 per person - https://www.spotlighttheatresi.org

 

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, August 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2023 beginning at 8 pm except Sunday when it begins at 2 pm - Keeley and Du. Performance by the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company.
  • Contact / Tickets. https://sishakespeare.org/

 

  • Contact / Tickets. For details see - https://www.spotlighttheatresi.org/ OR https://sishakespeare.org/
  • Location. The Spotlight Repertory Theatre Company will be performing at the Empire Outlet Mall at 55 Richmond Terrace in St. George next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The Spotlight Theatre performance will be held on Level Three next to Pattern & Dot .

National Lighthouse Museum - Paid & Free Summer Theater in St George on SI NYC

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Theater at the National Lighthouse Museum

  • No Theater So Far in the Summer of 2023 _ but use links above to see other events
  • Contact. https://lighthousemuseum.org/
  • Location. The theatrical productions are performed at the The National Lighthouse Museum at 200 The Promenade in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.

 

THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A ONE OFF EVENT FOR 2021 ONLY. DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THEATER GROUPS USED OUTDOOR VENUES, INSTEAD OF INDOOR OPTIONS FOR HEALTH REASONS. None in 2022, none appear scheduled for 2023.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7.30 pm - Staten Island The Musical - They describe the event as, "romantic comedy you've been waiting for. The pandemic may have hit our community hard, but we're determined to bring everyone back together with the opportunity to laugh at ourselves and our neighbors. In this original musical comedy written and created by native Staten Islanders Matt Izzo and Sal Volpe, borough residents burst into song and dance as they explore well-known locations across Richmond County where they may encounter a romance on the ferry or a betrayal at the mall. Are dancing turkeys, spot-saving traffic cones, and some charismatic mall walkers enough to keep our characters in this beloved borough, or is it time for them to cross the bridge to a new terrain known as New Jersey?" Paid summer theater in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact / Tickets. Tickets are $20 / $25 / $35 at www.brownpapertickets.com of through the Lighthouse Museum.

 

Also see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do on Staten Island as the Lighthouse Museum organizes a number of worthwhile programs that are open to the public.


Maker Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Stapleton SI NYC

Maker Park at the Corner of Front & Thompson Streets in Stapleton Staten Island

 

  • There's a concert & art fair on July 8th, 2023 and a concert on July 22, 2023.
  • Use the links at the top of this page to see the SI concerts page, which we try to update weekly or as needed.

 

THE EVENT BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN A ONE OFF EVENT FOR 2021 ONLY. DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THEATER GROUPS USED OUTDOOR VENUES, INSTEAD OF INDOOR OPTIONS FOR HEALTH REASONS. There wasn't any here in 2022, and none appear scheduled for here in 2023. That said, see Spotlight Theatre above for performances by the company in August 2023.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Friday, Saturday July 16 & 17, 2021 and Friday July 23 & Sunday, July 25, 2021 at 8 pm except Sunday at 7 pm. The Staten Island Shakespeare Company performs Waiting for Lefty. Waiting for Lefty is a string of seven fairly short vignettes about cabbies contemplating a strike in 1935 when the play was first produced. Essentially it's a play about class warfare, how the rich divide the less fortunate, negatively label those who want fair pay ['Commies and Reds'], and pay the rest peanuts. Could be both interesting from an historical point of view and very topical.
  • Contact / Tickets. Tickets $20 / $25 at www.sishakespeare.org.

 


Tappen Park - Free Summer Outdoor Theater in Stapleton on SI NYC

Free Summer Plays Performed on Staten Island NYC

  • Saturday, September 16, 2023 @ 2 pm - Life on the Third Rail or a Subway Delay to the Future by Theater for a New City. They describe the play as follows, " ... The musical is the saga of a Train Operator and a Subway Conductor in an emergency flood situation. A violent hurricane, spurred by global warming, has inundated the subways and so the MTA is moving all its trains out of underground tunnels and stations. The duo have been been driving a car for repair that somehow got left behind. Will they make it to the train yards? ... The emergency is reflected in their dreams as they wait for rescue. In watery tunnels, the elements of Planet Earth now cry out for sustenance. Water, Air, the Green of the Plants, the Electricity of Light, and the Torrential power of the Ocean come alive, dancing before their eyes as the Conductor and Train Operator, with the help of a Subway Tracker, try to back their #2 train into Central Station for repair. Will the Earth survive man’s destruction and exploitation? Will the Life Force continue to make us feel the beauty of today and the promise of tomorrow? Will the support necessary for the survival of the planet materialize? “Life on the Third Rail…” addresses these questions with the grace and strength of an activist’s mission...". FREE summer outdoor theater in the Stapleton neighborhood on Staten Island NYC.
  • Contact. Organized by the Parks Dept & Theater for the New City aka TNC at https://theaterforthenewcity.net.
  • Location. At Tappen Park at Canal, Bay and Water Streets on Staten Island.

Paid & Free Summer Indoor Theatre at Wagner College on Staten Island NYC

Wagner College Theatre on Staten Island NYC

  • Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, June 16, 17, 18 & 23, 24, 25, 2023 beginning at 8 pm on Fridays & Saturdays and at 3 pm on Sundays - A-Bridge-d History of Staten Island – A Madcap (mostly) Musical Comedy that Answers All the Questions You Never Asked. This performance is described as follows, " ... Two years in the making, this is a lighthearted–and reverent–look at the Island, with appearances by spirited characters in its history...".
  • Contact / Tickets. For $21 tickets and details see - https://sundogtheatre.org/upcoming-productions/
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023 beginning at 7 pm - Love in Bloom performed by the Universal Temple of the Arts. I couldn't find details of the performance, but they do a number of events that are jazz / dance related.
  • Contact / Tickets. Admission FREE but you're encouraged to rsvp at https://www.utasi.org/ or eventbrite because seating is limited.
  • Contact / Tickets. For both the location url is - https://wagner.edu/performing-arts/contact-us/. Also, take note of the performance group contact info below, which are your best bets for tickets and details.
  • Location. The first show is at Stage One at Wagner College – 614 Howard Avenue. The second show is at 1 Campus Road nestled in adjacent to the Sunnyside, Silver Lake and Park Hill neighborhoods on Staten Island.  

Paid Summer Indoor Theater at the St. George Theatre on Staten Island

St. George Theatre on Staten Island NYC

  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 beginning at 7 pm and 9.30 pm - Staten Island! The Musical. They describe the performance as follows, " ... Staten Island! The Musical: The Cabaret brings the memorable spectacle back to the Forgotten Borough. Join the cast from the hit musical comedy for a night of songs, laughs, and perhaps a turkey or two — one night only at the St. George Theatre...".
  • Contact / Tickets. For details and $27 tickets see - https://stgeorgetheatre.com
  • Location. At 35 Hyatt Street in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.

They mostly host concerts, including with big names, as well as movies, but a very limited amount theatrical performances.


* Puppet Mobile in Staten Island Neighborhoods - Free Summer Theater on SI

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Puppet Mobile on SI NYC

Cut & paste this url to view the schedule / locations for performances by the Puppet Mobile on the City Parks Foundation website - www.cityparksfoundation.org/puppetmobile

  • June / July / August 2022 at various times in the late morning / early afternoon - CityParks Puppet Mobile. Free. These are free puppet based theatrical performances out of the City Parks Puppet Mobile.
  • Contact. www.cityparksfoundation.org/puppetmobile

 


 

2. East Staten Island Free Outdoor Summer Theater 2023

North of Great Kills, East of LaTourette Park and South of Hwy 278 on Staten Island NYC

 


No Summer Theater in 2023, but Other Events as noted below _

Historic Richmond Town - Things To Do on SI

Things To Do in Historic Richmond Town on Staten Island NYC

  • Saturday and Sunday July 1 & 2, 2023, Historic Richmond Town will be celebrating Independence Day from 10 am - 4 pm in an historic setting with old fashioned Americana events and projects. Activities include flag making, ice cream churning, learning the science behind fireworks and meeting artisans, tradesmen and Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Tickets are $15 for a one day pass and $20 for two days.
  • Saturday - Monday, September 2, 3 & 4, 2023 - Historic Richmond Town Country Fair. For a taste of ye olde Staten Island, as well as the new.
  • Contact / Tickets. For details see - https://www.historicrichmondtown.org/
  • Location. Historic Richmond Town is located at 441 Clarke Avenue on Staten Island. The town is a mid 19th century historic town nestled in the hills of Staten Island, only miles from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. While there's no theater, per se, they do host the Uncorked Food Festival in early June and their biggest event of the year is the Historic Richmond Town County Far in very early September.

Use the links at the top of this page to see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do at this location and many others on Staten Island.



 

3. South Staten Island Free Summer Outdoor Theater 2023

Rossville, Arden Heights, Eltingville & South on Staten Island NYC

 


The Conference House - Free Shakespeare in Tottenville SI NYC

Free Things To Do on Staten Island NYC - Free Shakespeare in Tottenville

  • No Theater in 2023, but Concerts _ use the SI concert link at top of this page to view.
  • Contact. For details see - https://theconferencehouse.org/
  • Location. The Conference House is located in Tottenville at the southern end of Staten Island. This free theatrical production of the works of Shakespeare are performed at the Biddle House on 70 Satterlee Street near the Conference House which is at 7455 Hylan Blvd in Tottenville on Staten Island.

 

MANY THEATER GROUPS MOVED THEIR PERFORMANCES OUTSIDE IN 2021 - 2022 BECAUSE OF COVID, AND THUS MAY NOT BE RETURNING TO OUTDOOR VENUES, AS THE INDOOR VENUES ARE NO LONGER COVID HANDICAPPED.

  • OLD _ NOTE DATE / YEAR _ Saturday & Sunday, June 19, 20, 26 & 25, 2021 - from 1 pm - 3 pm - Sundog Theater presents the Complete Works of William Shakespeare - They describe it as 3 actors, 37 plays in 97 minutes. Free. CoVid guidelines remain in place. This theatrical and Shakespearean production is performed by Sundog Theater Group.Free summer theater in the Tottenville neighborhood of Staten Island.
  • Contact / Tickets. www.sundogtheatre.org/

Use the links at the top of this page to see free Staten Island movies, free Staten Island concerts and free summer things to do at this location and many others on Staten Island.


 

4. North & West Staten Island Free Summer Indoor / Outdoor Theater 2023

North of Fresh Kills & La Tourette Park & west of Hwy 440 when north of Hwy 278

 


Little Victory Theatre - Paid Summer Theater in Travis Chelsea SI NYC

Summer Theater on Staten Island - Things To Do in the Travis Chelsea Neighborhood of Staten Island NYC

  • Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, June 2, 3, 4 & 9, 10, 11, 2023 beginning at 8 pm on Friday & Saturday and at 2 pm on Sundays - The Divine Sister by Charles Busch. Wikipedia describes the play as follows, " ... Busch wrote and starred in [the] a play, The Divine Sister, a satirical take on Hollywood films about religion, including Doubt and the Sound of Music. It ran at the SoHo Playhouse in New York City, opening in September 2010 ... ".
  • Contact / Tickets. www.littlevictorytheatre.com / Tickets $35 / $30.
  • Location. The Little Victory Theatre is located at 4089 Victory Blvd in the Travis Chelsea neighborhood in the central western section of Staten Island.

None at Present 2023 _

Sea View Playwrights Theatre - Paid Summer Theater in The Brielle SI NYC

Summer Theater on Staten Island - Things To Do in The Brielle Retirement Community of Staten Island NYC

  • Contact. They don't have a website.
  • Location. The Sea View Playwrights Theatre is located at 460 Brielle Avenue in The Brielle retirement community in the mid central section of Staten Island.

 

THEIR SHOWS GENERALLY HAPPEN IN THE FALL.

  • October 8 - 16, 2022 - Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika!. was their last productions. I don't see any future events as of the time of this posting June 2023.

Free Summer Theater on Staten Island NYC 2023

Free Things To Do on Staten Island - Free Theater on Staten Island NYC

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