Nestled in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island, and just a short walk from the Staten Island Ferry, the historic St. George Theatre is a 1900-seat venue that plays host to a wide variety of headline and community events.
Opened in 1929 as a once lavish movie palace and vaudeville showplace, the theatre over time went through several different iterations and eventual decay until it was almost faced with demolition in 2004. It was then that the St George Theatre was saved from the wrecking ball when a Staten Island family came forward to start a non-profit organization to restore the building back to its original grandeur.
The newly renovated St. George Theatre has served as a key piece to the revitalization of the North Shore of Staten Island. Since its reopening, the theatre has welcomed over one million patrons to see internationally renowned performers such as Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, Diana Ross, the Jonas Brothers, Chicago, Jackson Browne, The O’Jays, Jerry Seinfeld, and the Impractical Jokers among countless others.
The St. George Theatre boasts a beautiful Spanish and Italian baroque style interior with an incredible dome and one of the largest cantilevered balconies ever built. The sightlines and acoustics of the building are spectacular, making the St. George Theatre one of the best venues to see a show in New York. For a complete list of upcoming performances, and to read more about the theatre’s history, resurrection, and outreach programs, visit stgeorgetheatre.com.
An episode of the WNET series “Treasures of New York” highlighted the St. George Theatre in 2017 and is nominated for a New York Emmy.