Whether you're looking for an outlet for your acting talents or you'd like to take some classes to expand your capabilities, there are a number of options in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. From community theater to smaller and larger performing venues, read on to find out your options for enjoying your theatrical life in eastern Long Island.
The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County produces theater and performing arts events and also trains the next generation of artists. They offer acting school classes for adults as well as children.
Their performances in the past have included "Sunset Boulevard," "Legally Blonde," "My Fair Lady," "Phantom of the Opera" and more.
215 South Country Road
East Hampton - John Drew Theater of Guild Hall Museum
The theater has been the backdrop for productions including "Uncle Vanya" as well as concerts with cabaret stars Melissa Errico and Linda Eder, performances by the Paul Taylor Dance Company and more.
Classes are available for children and adults.
John Drew Theater of Guild Hall
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY
BroadHollow Theatre Company encompasses three theaters: the BayWay Arts Center, the Studio Theatre in Lindenhurst and the Broad Hollow Elmont. In the past, they've put on performances of Shrek the Musical, Inherit the Wind, Hello Dolly and more.
Find out information on auditions and on classes offered, including Tiny Tykes (ages 3 to 6 and 7 to 10), Theater for Teens.
BayWay Arts Center
265 East Main Street East Islip
141 South Wellwood Avenue
Broad Hollow Elmont
700 Hempstead Turnpike
One of the oldest operating theaters on the East End, North Fork Community Theater has been going strong since 1956. They've performed "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," "The Sound of Music" and more. They also offer acting classes.
12700 Old Sound Avenue
This year-round professional theater company is the only one of its kid on Long Island. In the past, they've performed "Twelve Angry Men," "Nunsense," "The Music Man" and more. They can also accommodate field trips that encompass educational theater to support the school's curriculum.
250 Main Street
The center is a not-for-profit organization that seeks "to make a positive contribution to arts-education, culture and the quality of life on Long Island," and was founded by former youth minister Noel S. Ruiz. The center has performed "Phantom of the Opera," "West Side Story," "Annie," "Godspell," and more.
If you're interested in auditioning for one of their upcoming performances, please visit their website at cmpac.com and click on "Cast Calls" for more information.
931 Montauk Highway
The venue has presented "Les Miserables," "A Christmas Carol" and more. In addition, they offer an annual Festival of One Act Plays. Their Dramatic Academy features classes for preteens and teens.
412 Main Street
Port Jefferson, NY
Open year-round, this not-for-profit regional theater is devoted to presenting a wide variety of works including classic, new, as well as contemporary theater. Many of the productions that started or were developed at this venue have moved forward to venues on off-Broadway Broadway, or even abroad. These include "Love Janis," "Swingtime Canteen," "Three Hotels" and others.
In addition, there are special events, workshops a summer college internship program, and theater camps and classes for children.
The Long Wharf
Sag Harbor, New York
Box office: (631) 725-9500
Administrative office: (631) 725-0818
This not-for-profit community-based arts organization has presented concerts by guitarist Leo Kottke, children's theater like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Stories," as well as iconic band Hot Tuna, and more.
They offer Arts Education programs as well.
76 Main Street
Westhampton Beach, NY