The Best Immersive Theater Companies in New York and their Shows


So many theater companies label their shows “immersive” these days that the term can feel like little more than a synonym for “hip.” But five adventurous and meticulous companies consistently produce work that incorporates all (or most) of the six elements that define the immersive genre at its best, as I explain in my article for TDF Stages, 5 Theatres You Need to Know: Immersive Companies in NYC

Below is a list of those companies, with photographs from their shows, past or present, and links to some of my reviews or features.

Punchdrunk: Sleep No More

Third Rail Projects: Then She Fell, Grand Paradise, Ghost Light


En Garde Arts: Stonewall, J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation, Red Hills

Woodshed Collective: KPOP, Empire Travel Agency

This is Not A Theater Company: Pool Play, Cafe Play, Versailles

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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