The Vineyard Theatre is an Off-Broadway non-profit theatre company, located at 108 East 15th Street in Manhattan, New York City, near Union Square. Its first production was in 1981. It is best known for its productions of the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q,[1] Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning play How I Learned to Drive, and Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell's Obie Award-winning musical called [title of show]. The Vineyard states that its goal is "to give daring artists a safe space to create exhilarating, original theatre."[2]

Vineyard Theatre
Address108 East 15th Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates40°44′05″N 73°59′20″W / 40.734844°N 73.988789°W / 40.734844; -73.988789
OwnerVineyard Theatre and Workshop Center Inc.
Opened1981; 43 years ago (1981)
A scene from Vineyard Theatre's production of Julia Cho's The Piano Teacher.

The company is the recipient of special Obie, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel Awards for sustained excellence, and the 1998 Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Grant.

Notable productions include Nicky Silver's Pterodactyls,[3] Craig Lucas's The Dying Gaul, Christopher Shinn's Where Do We Live, Cornelius Eady's Brutal Imagination, Gina Gionfriddo's After Ashley, and the Laura Nyro musical Eli's Comin.


  1. ^ Brantley, Ben (October 21, 2009). "Pulling Heartstrings, Racy Puppets Return". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 29, 2023.
  2. ^ "Who We Are". Vineyard Retrieved August 2023.
  3. ^ Shewey, Don (September 7, 1997). "Out of Obscurity and Unpredictability, a Steady Diet of Hits". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved November 29, 2023.