Public Engagement


At The New Victory, we work to make your trip to the theater an exciting experience that starts way before the curtain goes up and remains in your memory for a long time to come. These bonus activities at the theater are designed for you and your family to try out different art forms, ask questions of the performers, learn more about the shows on our stages and, most importantly, have fun! There is no additional fee required to participate in any or all of these in-theater engagement activities—just purchase tickets to the corresponding show!

Arts Express:
Come early to select performances to learn arts skills as a family. New Victory Teaching Artists teach your family tricks or dance moves inspired by the performance on the stage. This brief, interactive family activity is free for the ticket-holders to select performances. These events are “drop-in” format and happen during the hour before a show starts in the Lower Lobby.

  • Prior to the 5pm performance on October 20, inspired by Me and My Shadow
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on November 24, inspired by Feet Don't Fail Me Now
  • Prior to the 5pm performances on December 8 & January 5, inspired by Mother Africa
  • Prior to the 3pm performances on January 18 & 19, inspired by Still Awake Still!
  • Prior to the 5pm performances on February 16 & 23, inspired by Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
  • Prior to the 3pm performances on March 2 & 9, inspired by Measure for Measure
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on March 23, inspired by Knee Deep
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on April 6, inspired by Bello Mania
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on April 27, inspired by Fluff
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on May 18, inspired by HyperISH
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on June 1, inspired by Saltbush
  • Prior to the 5pm performance on June 15, inspired by The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk
TXT Marks the Spot:
Stick around post-show for these free events that combine digital gaming, scavenger hunting and the performing arts into unique experiences for families to enjoy together after New Victory shows. Equipped with a map and your own personal mobile device, your family will interact with New Victory Teaching Artists as you roam from the Lower Lobby to the Mezzanine as you learn more about the New Vic and the performance you've just seen. 

TXT Marks the Spot events are noted with on the Season Calendar. The SMS-based, post-show scavenger hunt is available to the ticket-holders to these select performances:

  • After the 7pm performance on October 5, inspired by Peter Pan
  • After the 7pm performances on November 15 & 22, inspired by Feet Don't Fail Me Now
  • After the 7pm performances on March 21 & 28, inspired by Knee Deep
  • After the 3pm performance on April 26, inspired by Fluff
  • After the 7pm performance on May 9 at 7pm, inspired by Hyperish

Busy Bees:
Shows for little ones in the New 42nd Street Studios are accompanied by pre-show arts and crafts activities with take-aways to bring home as mementos of your child’s first theater adventures. Songs From Above, This [Baby] Life and Baby Rave feature Busy Bees this season.

Talk-Backs:
Stay after selected performances and get to know the creative team and performers. Talk-Backs are noted with on the Season Calendar.