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300 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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Now showing, Open Run

"Zany, Rowdy and Debaucherous"

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Get thee to the bar!

New York Times Critics' Pick!
"A live action Drunk History" -TimeOut Magazine
"Zany, Rowdy and Debaucherous" -New York Times
"The Best Thing to Ever Happen to The Theater" -Slate Magazine


Take a journey to the mysterious hidden library on the second floor of a building on 43rd and 8th, behind an imposing ten foot high black bookcase is a secret bar, the meeting place of the infamous Drunk Shakespeare Society!

Oddities abound in this clandestine corner in the heart of the theatre district, not least the display of one hundred books, forever encased in amber fluid beside a royal throne...

But the main event really begins when one actor takes to the stage after at least five shots of whiskey...and attempts to perform an entire play by William Shakespeare. Notoriously tongue-twisting when dead sober, Drunk Shakespeare takes the bard in a whole new direction. So grab a drink, sit back and enjoy a totally unpredictable and riotously hilarious evening!

Created by Scott Griffin and David Hudson, this critically acclaimed show takes the bard in a whole new direction.

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Opening night: 3 November 2016


Drunk Shakespeare is suitable for 21+ only. Photo ID is required. Food and drink available

Run time

90 minutes

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