Gene Frankel Theatre

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24 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012

The Gene Frankel Theatre at 24 Bond Street in lower Manhattan, has remained steadfast since Gene Frankel founded the theater in 1949. Currently, with Gail Thacker at the helm, the Gene Frankel Theatre are reviewing sociopolitical plays concerning who we are now by living playwrights for co-production & production. Our main focus is LGBT and Black Trans. But we are open to new ideas and thought. 

Open Arts LES 2020 Interview

Learning Opportunities

For information on classes provided by the Gene Frankel Theatre, please contact Tony Greco,

Access to Space and Resources

The Gene Frankel Theatre has 4 available rental spaces and opportunities

Ground Floor Theatre:
 74 seats, 1 Outdoor Marquee for poster (39.5” x 25.5”), 1 Upright Piano, Terrific lobby, 1 Dressing Room (2nd Dressing room in Lower Level), 2 Bathrooms

Lower Level Rehearsal Room: 
Par lighting, Audio available, 1 Dressing Room, 1 Bathroom with Shower

Historical Lobby

Light Box for poster in front window:
Ongoing open call for visual artist & performance artists to display

Rates by the hour:
$30  per hour for Rehearsal
$50 per hour for Classes
Film/Video shoots: Rates available upon request
Photo shoots: Rates available upon request
Lighting & Audio package included in rental


Special Programs for Seniors

Gene Frankel Theatre donates free tickets when available to senior centers in the surrounding area. 



Gene Frankel Theatre offers internship opportunities to college students seeking university credit. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Gene Frankel Theatre is always seeking volunteers for their theatre. 


Gail Thacker- Artistic Director
Thomas R Gordon- Associate Artistic Director
Vadim Ledvin- Technical Director
Lucy Gilbert Pearto- Lighting Technician/Associate Technical Director