Each season The Kaye Playhouse hosts over 200 events, bringing an eclectic mix of live performances to over 100,000 theatergoers annually, making the Kaye Playhouse a venue of extraordinary programming for Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Dedicated in 1942 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College began its notable history as The Playhouse at Hunter College. In 1993, the Playhouse was renovated and reopened as The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Since its rededication, The Kaye has presented over 1,800 performances of some of the world’s most renowned, provocative and unique artists and performance companies. In the past decade, celebrated artists Martina Arroyo, Regina Resnik, Marcel Marceau, Ruby Dee, Phillip Glass, Audra MacDonald, Max Roach, James Levine, Mario Vargas Llosa, Brian Bedford, Rosemary Harris and Harold Bloom, as well as a varied international roster of performing arts companies, have performed on the stage of The Kaye Playhouse.