The Duke on 42nd Street is a centrally-located black box theater rental that offers nonprofit and commercial companies the opportunity to perform on famed 42nd Street. Housed within the New 42nd Street Studios, The Duke on 42nd Street is a fully-staffed facility featuring customizable, state-of-the-art seating in various configurations and full light, sound and support systems.
The venue has hosted such companies as Playwright’s Realm, Red Bull Theater, Primary Stages, Transport Group, Theatre for a New Audience, Lincoln Center Theater LCT3, The Royal Court Theatre, Steppenwolf Theater Company, Armitage Gone! Dance, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Naked Angels, Classical Theater of Harlem and the National Theater of Great Britain.
The theater’s ushers are part of the New 42nd Street College Corps, a collaboration between The New 42nd Street and CUNY Arts. Designed to accommodate a changing academic schedule and address the obstacles that often prevent students from graduating, this college success program pairs year-round, part-time employment in the arts with the academic, financial, and personal support undergraduates need to navigate and complete their college education.
The Duke on 42nd Street is named in recognition of a generous grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
To reach the theater’s managers, please contact 646.223.3042 or DukeInfo@New42.org. Business hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 6pm.
A map and complete mailing address is located below. For customer service, please refer to the Box Office & Visitor Info.
For job postings, please visit the Apprenticeships and Employment Opportunities page on New42.org.