Astor Place Theatre
One of NoHo’s most well-known entertainment venues, the Astor Place Theater has been home to Off-Broadway productions since 1968, when Al Pacino starred in Israel Horovitz’s The Indian Wants the Bronx. In 1991, it acquired the Blue Man Group, an interactive, audience-participatory theatrical experience unlike any other performance in New York City. This venue holds up to 298 people, and includes a mezzanine level, a main floor and a special poncho “splash zone,” where guests are provided with water-resistant gear to help keep them dry during the often-messy Blue Man Group shows. The exterior of the theater is designed in a Greek Revival style, and is one of the oldest buildings in the area, dating back to 1831, when it was a bustling part of Colonnade Row.