La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

66 East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

La MaMa Programs

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    Coffeehouse Chronicles

    Coffeehouse Chronicles presents personal accounts of the history and development of the Experimental, International & Off-Off Broadway Theatre scene in NYC and at La MaMa from early 70s by the individuals who created them.

  • CultureHub


    CultureHub is an incubator for creativity focused on the intersection of art and technology. Founded in 2009 by La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Korea, CultureHub utilizes telepresence and other technologies to connect artists from diverse disciplines and cultures, providing them with environments in which to collaborate, experiment and explore. CultureHub serves local and global communities by providing an open space for creative research, artistic exchange and learning.
    For more information visit

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    Experiments Play Reading Series

    The Experiments Play Reading Series is held monthly from September through May. This program is designed to give emerging playwrights opportunities to test their work in front of audiences and receive constructive feedback. All play readings in the series are free and open to the public to encourage actors, playwrights and community members to enjoy the series.

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    La Galleria

    Founded in 1984, La MaMa La Galleria is a nonprofit gallery committed to nurturing artistic experimentation. As an extension of the internationally acclaimed La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, La MaMa La Galleria has watched its physical surroundings and neighborhood develop at an exponential pace. Its program model has evolved in its own right: today, the mission of La Galleria is to serve its neighborhood as a venue that encourages an active dialogue between the visual arts, new media, performance, curatorial and educational projects.

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    La MaMa Kids

    A series of creative workshops and performances for the young and the young at heart. Master artists from La MaMa teach theatre crafts in workshops that encourage imaginative play and hands-on learning. Children and adults learn the basics of storytelling, dance, mask and puppet-making, and more!

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    La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

    La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival, which takes place in our venues and features over 50 emerging and seasoned choreographers, reflects La MaMa’s longstanding mission to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures. We are thrilled to present nascent French choreographers who have been virtuosic dancer/performers in major world-class dance companies, as well as significant contributors [...]
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    La MaMa Puppet Series

    Yearly fall series dedicated to the colorful and imaginative world of puppetry that gathers the best artists and puppeteers from around the world.

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    La MaMa Umbria International

    La MaMa Umbria International is a nonprofit cultural center and artists’ residence founded by Ellen Stewart in 1990 dedicated to the creation of activities which foster cultural exchange and international understanding,

  • Poetry Electric

    Poetry Electric Poetry Reading Series

    Poetry Electric fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word. A poetry scene dedicated to poets who seek an alternative way to present the spoken word and word performance.

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    Student Programs

    La MaMa’s collaborations with local universities.     Sarah Lawrence College Every Friday, World Theatre Class students from Sarah Lawrence visit La MaMa to conduct workshops with a La MaMa artist and to see a production in one of La MaMa’s three performance venues. For More Information Click HERE   Trinity/La MaMa The Trinity/La MaMa [...]

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    The American Human Beatbox Festival

    A five day event showcasing the variety of beatbox performance styles and forms, and featuring some of the leading beatbox artists in America. Hosted by renowned beatbox artist Kid Lucky.