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Open Your Lobby Initiative Shares Maps of Theaters Open to Protesters Today


As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, New York theaters are opening their lobbies as a safe space for protesters seeking rest, food, water, bathrooms, and electrical outlets. A social media account, @OpenYourLobby, was launched to encourage all theaters to do the same.

Today, the account has shared a map of the locations of the theaters that will be open today for protesters. The map was created by a supporter of the initiative.

Below are some participating New York theatrical institutions:

  • The Public Theater, located at 425 Lafayette St in Manhattan, will be open 2pm to 6pm. Visit @PublicTheaterNY on Twitter for updates.
  • Atlantic Theater will open its doors from 12-7 PM and will offer bathroom access, space to rest, water and snacks. Learn more at @AtlanticTheater.
  • IRT Theater, located at 154 Christopher St. in Manhattan, will welcome protesters two at a time into its lobby, from 2 PM to 5:30 PM. Social distancing measures will be in place. For more information visit @IRTheater on Twitter.
  • Irondale Center, located at 85 S Oxford St. in Brooklyn, will open to provide bathrooms, snacks and water to protesters from 12 PM to 7 PM. More details available at @IrondaleCenter.
  • A.R.T./New York's South Oxford Space at 138 S. Oxford St in Brooklyn, is offering shelter for protesters from 12-6PM through Friday, June 6. Visit @ARTNY72 on Twitter for continuing updates.
  • Playwrights Horizons, located at 416 W 42nd St, will be open 12-6 PM Monday-Friday.
  • Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd Street will be open 2-7PM.
  • Subcluture, located at 45 Bleecker St, will be open 1-4:30PM.
  • Club Cumming, located at 505 E 6th St, will be open 12-4PM.

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