Arts + Culture

The 14Y Theater’s mission focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative.

Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists as the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive cultural experience for all.

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About the 14Y Theater

The 14Y Theater honors the edgy, diverse and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village. Each year, we curate a provocative season of theater, dance, music and film from independent New York artists in dialogue with our residency program, LABA: A Laboratory for New Jewish Culture.

The 14Y Theater supports the creation of new art and culture by supporting artists in our community, specifically by providing the space, time and resources needed to create new work. The 14th Street Y endeavors to be true incubators of artists and hopefully reduce the financial strain NYC independent artists feel in producing their work.

Since our 2015-2016 Season, the 14Y Theater has hosted more than 250 unique in-person and virtual events, and welcomed nearly 35,000 audience members.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the artists and do not necessarily reflect those of the 14th Street Y or Educational Alliance.

Current Season

Our theater is a creative safe space for all, and the summer season is full of funny, diverse, and imaginative work for all ages.

Current & Upcoming Performances

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture

A fellowship program of the 14th Street Y that uses classic Jewish texts to inspire the creation of art, dialogue and study.

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Past Arts + Culture Seasons

Explore past seasons including recordings of developing work and talkbacks with LABA alumni, artists in residency, and local artists who used our empty theater to share their art.

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Supporters of 14Y Arts + Culture + LABA

CANVAS—a collaborative giving fund dedicated to Jewish arts and culture.

The 14Y Arts + Culture programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Supporters of 14Y Arts + Culture + LABA