21-5 Park Row (24th Street West of Broadway) New York, NY
BUILT: 1798 CLOSED:
SEATING CAPACITY: 2600
New Theatre (1798)
New Park Theatre (1821)
Trivia & History
The first important theatre in America. It was known as the Old Drury of America and was New York's only playhouse for 25 years.
Built to replace the John Street Theatre.
Burned in 1820 and rebuilt. It reopened in 1821 as the New Park Theatre. In 1841, it was used as a circus and burned in 1848 but never rebuilt.