Our First Home

News and information about our new theater in Brooklyn and the Fort Greene community.

Construction Update: Three Stories of Structure on the Rise

Dorothy Ryan Managing Director Now that our first home has been under construction for nearly a year, many of our friends and future neighbors have remarked that they now see our building’s progress above the construction fence. Theatre for a New Audience’s first home is now starting to take shape in three dimensions. While the…Read More »

What grows in Brooklyn? A tree and a new theater

Associated Press January 31, 2012 by MARK KENNEDY NEW YORK (AP) – In a season where little grows in the Northeast, something in Brooklyn is doing just that, foot by foot. The metal guts of what will be a sleek three-tiered glass box surrounding the Theatre for a New Audience’s 299-seat stage have gone up…Read More »

Construction Update: Steel Begins to Rise At Our New Home

The steel structure has begun to rise on the rear portion of our building, with the rest of the structure to follow throughout the winter and early spring. We anticipate “topping off” our steel in May. Above photo, left: Structural steel rising on the rear of the building (facing Rockwell Place). Right: Looking down at…Read More »

Construction Update: A Strong Foundation

Theatre for a New Audience is now seven months into construction in Downtown Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District. The 30-inch mat slab has been poured, consisting of 947 cubic yards of concrete. In pursuit of our goal of environmentally sustainable construction, the concrete mixture contains slag, a by-product of steel manufacturing. In addition to being a…Read More »

Groundbreaking and Design Unveiling Celebration!

On June 24th, Theatre for a New Audience had its official Groundbreaking and Design Unveiling Celebration! Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz’s vision of a destination theatre for Shakespeare and classic drama is finally coming true in Downtown Brooklyn’s BAM Cultural District. Construction began in April of this year, and completion is expected in April 2013.…Read More »

Watch a Video of Our Groundbreaking Celebration

Thanks to this short video produced by the NYC Economic Development Corporation, we can share the excitement of last month’s Groundbreaking Celebration! Our new home is only 21 months away…

Final Renderings for Our New Home

The final renderings of our new home have been revealed! The Theatre, designed by Hugh Hardy, will be located in the heart of the BAM Cultural District at 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street. The 27,500-square-foot facility will house a 299-seat theatre and a rehearsal space. Its welcoming glass façade will face…Read More »

The Spotlight’s on… Joan and Robert Arnow

Robert H. Arnow is a long-time friend, supporter, and Board Member of Theatre for a New Audience. His late wife Joan, who was a true champion of the Theatre and encouraged his involvement, served on the Theatre’s Board for 21 years. Together, the Arnows gave early and generously to the Theatre’s Capital Campaign and their…Read More »


Kate D. Levin, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz; TFANA Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz; First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris; TFANA Board Chairman Theodore C. Rogers; Julie Taymor; Mark Rylance; NYC Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky; Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Joe Chan; Harvey Lichtenstein, Chairman, Cultural Planning and Development, Downtown…Read More »

A Blessing for Our New Home

Rajika Puri, internationally acclaimed Indian dancer and long-time friend of the Theatre, helped us prepare for construction with a site blessing. Click here to see the video of her song to Ganesh, Lord of all Obstacles, to keep him on our side throughout the construction process. Thank you, Rajika! . . . . . .…Read More »