Abrons Arts Center

Lower East Side, New York, New York
(43 Reviews)

The Abrons Arts Center is the performing and visual arts center of Henry Street Settlement. The facility links the 300-seat proscenium Playhouse, originally constructed as the Neighborhood Playhouse by philanthropists Alice Lewisohn and Irene Lewisohn in 1915 to the main art center building, which opened in 1975. The development added two theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. Visual arts exhibitions are mounted in the Abrons Main Gallery and the ground-floor Culpeper Gallery. The underground floor of Abrons is a shared artist studio space. Classrooms and dance studios are located on all floors for arts training and instruction.

Our Mission

The Abrons supports the creation and presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their practice through educational programs, commissions, and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and arts-workers.

Classes & Workshops

The classes and workshops at Abrons Arts Center offer progressive, experiential learning opportunities for makers at all levels of artistic development. We encourage risk taking, collaboration, and embrace curiosity. Participants are encouraged to construct meaningful responses and collaborate while thinking critically.

Reviews of Abrons Arts Center

(43 Reviews)


Attended: New York Stories: Comics

Jess is a great teacher and person! I highly recommend

Brian K.

Attended: New York Stories: Comics

Jess, the instructor, was knowledgeable about the subject and provided hands on helpful tips as to how to achieve a finished product. I'd take it again.

Anthony C.

Attended: Learn/Piano

The instructor did a good job considering the limitations of the class - only seven classes, multiple students. The instructor was energetic and encouraging.

Crystal M.

Attended: Sonic Collective: Beat Making & Production

Got heat? Make beats! :} You write music? Get the groove in! :} {:

Evan R.

Attended: Bonsai

Julian is an excellent teacher and he really knows his Bonsai! We learned so much in a short amount of time and are looking forward to our new hobby. Great course!


Attended: Drink and Draw

The instructor created such a fun class vibe. I hope she teaches the class again!


Attended: Starter Piano

Tonino was a great instructor!

Andrea B.

Attended: Starter Piano

The professor is great! He gives individual attention and has you practice with the group. He's fun and calm. Now, I'm signed up for his Piano I course :) it's a Great workshop. You learn some of the basics like finger numbering, treble and bass clef, begin to learn how to read music and play it. Definitely practice in between because it shows. :P



Attended: Drink and Draw: Unprecedented Still Life with Nudity

Good class. Only issue was that it was a little over booked so we were crowded.

Kelvin Eweka

Attended: Drink + Draw

Was a fun light and enjoyable class with great atmosphere

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466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002
Abrons Arts Center
Lower East Side, Manhattan
466 Grand St
At Pitt St
New York, New York 10002

Upcoming Classes at Abrons Arts Center

Improv Comedy 101
Next start date:

Monday Apr 9th, 7pm

East Asian Brushwork
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 17th, 7pm

Adult Hip-Hop
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 17th, 7pm

Trusty Sidekick Young Devisers
Next start date:

Monday Apr 30th, 4pm

Summer Arts Camp
Next start date:

Monday Jul 9th, 9am

Summer Arts Camp 3 Weeks + Extended Day
Next start date:

Monday Jul 9th, 9am

Teachers at Abrons Arts Center

Abrazo Jimenez Adam Parker Smith Alan Lennox Alex Rodabaugh Alex Romania Alexandra Tatarsky Alexia Sky Alina Ruiz Folini Alison Kuo Alison Tynes Alison Kuo & Emma Zurer Alison Kuo and Williamson Brasfield Amanda Alfieri Amanda Parmer Andrew Bui Angel Irizariz Angela Young Ani Taj Antonio Ramos Ayo Yunyu Shih Bajalia Barbara L. Tate Baseera Khan Ben Schrier Benjamin Schrier Beverly Acha Blaizin Brent Birnbaum Carina Rubaja Carlos Mateu Carolyn Sickles Carolyn Salas Casey Atre Chantara Ellis Charles Jones Chelsea Escher Chelsea Knight Chemin Hsiao Chris Moffett Christine Garvey Christine Hou Cole Colin Self Cory Tamler Courtney May Cynthia Carr & John Kelly Daniela Mekler Daniela Gomez Paz Danny Carroll Das David Drake David Bench David Sheinkopf Deborah Reilly & Kathy Leader Deidrea Hamid Derek Stroup Diana Crum Dianne Galliano Doreen Garner Edwin Smalling Eleanor Bishop Elizabeth Boyle Emily Skillings Erez Erica Guerrero Eroca Nicols Esther Neff Ethan Philbrick Ewaskio . Faye Driscoll Georgia Wall Hannah Verrill Harold Goldberg Haruna Lee Hilary Doyle & Catherine Haggarty Hillary Doyle Hillary Doyle House Show Iele Paloumpis Ilana Simons Iliana Ortega Ilona Bito Ivan Forde Jaamil Kosoko Jack “Bicho” Kellogg Jacob Slominski Jaimie Warren Jason Dah Jay Moorthy Jeanine Durning Jeanna Phillips Jenn Grossman Jennifer Patterson Jennifer Rosenbilt Jeremiah Maestas Jess Worby Jess Worby & Ryan Toth Jess Worby and Joel Lambdin Jessica Calvanico Jessica Segall Jessica Goldschmidt Jim Robertson Jimenez Jodi (Mary Jo) Karem Joel Lambdin John Kurzynowski John - Paul Bernbac John Jesurun & Marissa Perel Jonathan Durham Jones Joni Murphy & J. Soto Joshua William Gelb Julia Norton Julian Velasco Juliana May Julie Hill Julie Atlas Muz Julio Badel Jumatatu Poe Jumatatu Poe Justin Cabrillos Justine Williams Kaaron Briscoe Minefee Karinne Keithley Syers & Jen Rosenblit Katherine Cooper Katherine Ferrier Kathy Westwater Kati Gegenheimer Katzberg Kit McDaniel Kristian Nammack Kyoung Eun Kang Larissa Valez­Jackson Las Hermanas Iglesias Lauren Turetsky Lee Maida Lenchner Lenora Champagne & Aaron Mattocks llona Bito llona Bito LOLO Haha & Sophie Traub Lorene Bouboushian Luciana Achugar Magali Duzant & Janette Spicer Manuela Gonzalez Maria Rapicavoli Marla Weber-Green Marla Weber-Green Mathew Hogan Mathew Garrity Mathew Mitchel May MC Hyland & Emily Skillings Miano Michael Inge Michael Baggetta Michelle Cole Miguel Gutierrez Mike Mikos Miki Sasamoto Millie Kapp Modesto Flako Jimenez Moorthy Mor Erlich and Jeff Marras Nami Yamamoto Nate Hill Ned Riseley Neeyma Morgan Ni'Ja Whitson Nichi Douglas Nick Hallett Nicole Schneit Nisse Greenberg Oye Group Pamela Council Park McArthur Patrick Breiner & Nathan Pape Pavel Zustiak Pie Hole Rachel Lyon Rachel Klinghoffer Rachel Alban Rachel Grobstein Rachel Castillo & Nilaja Sun Randy Luna Rebecca Robertson Rebhuhn Ricardo Gamboa Richard Johnson Robert La Fosse Robert Randazzo Rosza Levitsky Ryan Toth Sally Bozzulo Sam Corbin Sara Lyons Sarah Dahnke Sarah Maxfield Sarah Maxwell Schmidt Seth Paris Sidekick Simone Tetrault Sonya Derman Stephan Wulffen Steven Thompson Sunny Hitt Takashi Horisaki Tamar Ettun Tara Aisha Willis Todd Bigelow Tom Block Tonino Miano Trevor Davis Trusty Sidekick Ursula Eagly & Jaamil Olawale Kosoko Various Instructors Veronica Frenning Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski Vincent Iannelli Wendell Cooper Wilder Duncan Willy Appelman Worby Yaminah Legohn Zachary Cruz Zachary Cruz & Randy Luna
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