LINDA GROSS THEATER
336 West 20 St, between 8th & 9th Ave
Located on a tree-lined street in the historic Chelsea district of Manhattan, the Atlantic is a 199-seat theater housed in a Gothic Revival building that is at once grand and intimate.
In 1991, Atlantic found its first permanent home in Chelsea: the Parish House for St. Peter’s Church. Built in 1871, the parish house has been a vital part of Chelsea since its early days, offering a home for amateur performances, local art shows, community classes, and even a practice court for the New York Knickerbockers. When Atlantic first moved in, the building had been retrofitted as a theater, and its warm brick interior and soaring ceilings, together with an almost perfect audience-to-stage ratio, created an artistically inspiring space.
In 2012 The Atlantic Theater Company completed an $8.6 million dollar interior renovation of The Linda Gross Theater on West 20th Street in Chelsea. Atlantic has produced over 125 plays at this location. The extensive three year project received $2.4 Million in city funding with the balance provided by foundations, individuals and Atlantic’s Board of Directors.
ATLANTIC STAGE 2 THEATER
330 West 16 St, between 8th & 9th Ave
Atlantic’s new play development activities fall under the rubric of Atlantic Stage 2 with the June 2006 inauguration of our 98 seat black-box theater space at 330 West 16th Street. These programs strive to bring new works from page to stage and place a strong focus on the story and the playwright. The progressive activities include the commissioning of new works, readings, workshops, and fully staged productions.
Support for Atlantic Stage 2 and new play development activities are made possible, in part, by Time Warner, Inc., Education Foundation of America, Lucille Lortel Foundation, John Golden Fund, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and The Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund.