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THEATRE 80 ST MARKS

$3,276 of $70,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 6 months
Created April 2, 2018
HELP US PRESERVE HISTORIC THEATRE 80 !

From prohibition speakeasy to beloved Off Broadway playhouse Theatre 80 St Marks  is a beacon of historical and cultural significance in the East Village.   

But maintaining, restoring and preserving the historic site with ever-escalating costs in a gentrifying neighborhood is challenging and expensive.

Theatre 80 is one of the last surviving family owned and operated Off Broadway theaters, occupying two beautiful and historic 1830's townhouses, 
which along with a 199 seat theater includes The William Barnacle Tavern, Sidewalk Of The Stars and The Museum of The American Gangster.

Theatre 80 has relied on generous contributions from patrons and friends to help bridge the gap in the past, and once again we are reaching out to the community for help. 

Theatre 80 is dedicated to making performing arts more accessible  to both audience members and artists and a huge variety of performers and production companies have made Theatre 80 their artistic home.  

Theatre 80 hosts everything from traditional forms such as Shakespearean theater and flamenco dance, to the cutting edge avant-garde and works from new authors.  Its wide stage has hosted ballet, opera, musical comedy, and as well as a popular vintage film program. It launched the careers of Bob Balaban and Gary Burghoff in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,  and performers from Austin Pendleton to Sir Patrick Stewart have graced its stage.  New York Times critic Clive Barnes described Theatre 80 as "the jewel of Off Broadway" and Fodor's listed the Sidewalk Of The Stars as one of the 8 must see U.S city attractions .   With independent theaters and small business rapidly disappearing, it is more crucial than ever that we protect this invaluable New York icon. 

All donations are enormously appreciated and will go towards insuring that our precious theater never stops evolving and striving to serve artists, audiences and the New York theater community.

If you would prefer to make a donation in person, or have any specific questions, please send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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We're less than $400 away from hitting $3000! Thanks to all who have donated so far. And if you're in the East Village be sure to pop by the William Barnacle for a refreshing ale and a chat!
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“The stage is a magic circle where only the most real things happen, a neutral territory outside the jurisdiction of Fate where stars may be crossed with impunity. A truer and more real place does not exist in all the universe.”
― P.S. Baber, Cassie Draws the Universe
Thank you to all who have donated to our campaign so far. Theatre 80 is, indeed, a magic space and we need all your help to preserve it! Please share with all the lovers of theatre and art and history that you know!
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So many amazing performers have graced the stage at Theatre 80 St Marks over the years. Here's one such star, Mr Randy Jones- a true 'villager' and great human! Thanks for all your donations and support!
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Thank you too everyone who donated to our campaign and shared memories of Theatre 80, The Museum of The American Gangster and The William Barnacle Tavern! We are so grateful for your generosity, but we've still got a way to go so please share with your friends and spread the word!
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$3,276 of $70,000 goal

Raised by 72 people in 6 months
Created April 2, 2018
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