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The Public Theater & Joe's Pub at Astor Place
425 Lafayette Street 
New York, NY 10003

The Delacorte Theater
81 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023


  • General Info: 212.539.8500
  • Audience Services: 212.967.7555
  • The Supporters Desk: 212.539.8650
  • The Partners Desk: 212.539.8734


Location Site & Space Rentals

The Public Theater has six spaces that are used for its productions, readings, workshops, rehearsals, events, concerts, and meetings. On occasion these spaces are available to rent for events, holding spaces, shooting locations, meetings, etc.

Please keep in mind that we are generally unable to confirm space availability more than 4 months in advance and are not often able to accommodate rentals longer than one week. Rental costs are determined by the needs of the rental and estimates can be provided once availability is confirmed.

Email requests to [email protected] with the date(s) and space in which you are interested. Please be sure to include a detailed description of the project, any technical needs, expected number of participants, and any other pertinent information.

LuEsther  67' X 27' Up to 160 Loft Space/Black Box
Martinson 68' X 28' Up to 199 Set Black Box
Shiva 58' X 40' Up to 100 Black Box
Newman  40' X 36' 299 Proscenium
Anspacher  23' X 32' 275 Thrust Stage
Joe's Pub Email [email protected] for information on renting Joe's Pub for events.

Literary Submissions

The Literary Office does not accept unsolicited scripts. If you would like us to review your work, please send us a Synopsis Submission.
For your Synopsis Submission to be considered you must include:

  • A 10-page dialogue sample.
  • A synopsis (1 page max) of the piece.
  • A brief (100-200 word) statement about how your piece fits with the Public’s Mission
  • FOR MUSICALS ONLY – you may include up to 3 sample songs.

How to Submit:

We accept both e-mail and standard mail submissions. Note that materials sent via standard mail will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included with the submission.

E-mail: [email protected]

Standard Mail:
Synopsis Submission c/o The Literary Department
The Public Theater 
425 Lafayette St. 
New York, NY 10003

What to Submit: We produce full-length plays, musicals, solo pieces and adaptations. Review About Us and Programs for a better understanding of the work we aim to produce.

When to Submit: We accept Synopsis Submissions year-round.

Response from the Public: Every submission will receive a response from the Literary Office. Please allow 1-3 months for a response. Depending on the volume of submissions, responses may take longer.

If we request the full script we will confirm receipt of the script upon arrival in our office. After that time there is no need to follow up with us. Please allow 6-12 months for the Literary Office to consider and respond to your script.

Responses may come via email or standard mail.


Encouraging aspiring actors is a cornerstone of The Public Theater's philosophy, and has been from our inception. Because of this commitment we maintain an open casting policy. We do accept unsolicited headshots and resumes and consider each individually for current and future casting.

Resumes and headshots can be mailed to:
Casting Department
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

In an effort to increase access to casting opportunities in a time when public health restrictions have limited mail-in capabilities, The Public Theater Casting Department is expanding its submission system to include email!
We are now accepting materials via email. If you are interested in submitting, please send an email to [email protected] with the following:

-AUDITION REQUEST- FULL NAME - DATE in the subject line
-A cover letter in the body of the email
-A pdf of your headshot and acting resume as an attachment

Don't have a headshot or resume?
With the above subject line send us:
-A recent photo as an attachment
-An email telling us about yourself and if there is a specific production at The Public that you are interested in.