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Babble
Replay Theatre Company from Belfast, Northern Ireland

Dive into the aquatic wonderland of BABBLE when you enter "the bubble," a unique and intimate performance space designed to gently surround you and your baby with new shapes and sounds. To delight and astonish your little ones, soothing seascapes and schools of fish are projected all around while four singers provide a lullaby of vocal harmonies. Developed in close creative consultation with nursery schools and language specialists in Belfast, this theatrical experience will have your baby babbling and giggling along.

"It was perfect for the age group, and really beautiful ... It was amazing in itself, but also has fantastic potential for expanding the children's sensory development."
Surestart Coordinator
 "Babble was brilliant—we really enjoyed it. The children were fascinated watching the adventures of the fish and following the performers' voices. Very impressive." Nursery School Manager 














 
Performance Facts

Performance Facts

40 minutes with no intermission. Includes post-show interaction.
 
This production includes a Sign-Interpreted performance. See icons on the Calendar for the date.
Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Given the gentle nature of Babble and the capacity of the playing area, this show is especially for babies and children between 4 months and 18 months old. If your Babble purchase includes a ticket for a child outside of our recommended age range, we are happy to refund you the cost of your ticket(s) or exchange your ticket(s) to a performance of Paper Planet (May 30 - June 7), recommended for Everyone 2+.

Suggested ratio of one caregiver for every child. Seating for this performance is on the floor and patrons are requested to remove their shoes.

 

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

Membership discount tickets are LOCKED IN at $10. Full price tickets start at $15 (subject to change).

From bad weather to bad tempers, we know almost anything could upset an outing to Babble. To help ensure that this first trip to the theater is a success, ticket holders may exchange their seats into another performance by calling Ticket Services at 646.223.3010 at least 24 hours in advance of their initial show time.

Getting to Know Replay Theatre Company

 

Replay Theatre Company creates innovative, quality work for everyone under the age of 18 and has been since they were founded in 1988. Their work ranges from a vocal wonderland for babies to a hard-hitting multimedia piece for teenagers; a dance piece for toddlers, to a poetry slam for pre-schoolers. Communication with their community is at the heart of the company's mission. Each production takes shape through consultation with the intended audience, resulting in intimate, immersive worlds that encourage, teach and nurture. The company specially constructed BABBLE's Bubble, a portable performance dome, from collaboration with a speech therapist and talks with local nursery schools, in an effort to complement child development. There are few better than Replay Theatre Company to bring top quality programming for those under-2 to the New Vic!

PLAY!   PLAY! For activities that open up the world of each production, check out the free online Family Activity (available right here in March) and exercise your imaginations in an interactive "Busy Bee."
Learn about our Family Engagement programs.


 

All The Way From...

Belfast, Northern Ireland
...Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Belfast's Harland & Wolff built the Titanic in 1909. The company now builds wind turbines.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Only 1% of the ocean's depths have been explored.
 
Babble's title applies to both the sounds that fit into its aquatic theme and those that come from its audience of children 18 months and under.



 

Your Trip to Our Theaters

THE NEW VICTORY THEATER

Just steps from the Times Square-42nd Street subway stops, The New Victory is a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater restored to its original glory. The majority of our shows are presented here, in the oldest operating theater in New York City. Down in the lobby you'll find stroller parking, free lockers to store your stuff, healthy snacks and New Vic merch to take home.

THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET

Located inside the New 42nd Street Studios building, The Duke on 42nd Street is home to New Victory programming that requires a more intimate space.

THE NEW 42ND STREET STUDIOS

Located just down the block from The New Victory Theater, the New 42nd Street Studios host New Vic shows geared towards our youngest audience members. The space allows for a variety of seating configurations, including options for floor seating, making it easy to move around and step out of the theater area if you and yours need to do so. Stroller parking and changing tables are available.

 

Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 

Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood restaurant partners.

Select a Show Time

Toggle between Public and School schedules, or between Grid and List views below. Then, select a performance time to check ticket availability. A key for the colors and symbols is available underneath the calendar.

 

Questions? Call us at 646.223.3010.


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Audio Described Performance icon Audio-Described: Live audio description service provided by hainyc.org. For tickets call 212.575.7666.
Sign-Interpreted Performance icon Sign-Interpreted: For tickets, visit HandsOn.org
Autism Friendly Performance icon Autism-Friendly: Performance adapted to be more accessible to individuals on the autism spectrum
Talk-Back icon Talk-Back: Free post-show Q & A session with the creative team and performers
Arts Express icon Arts Express: Free pre-show interactive family activity with New Vic Teaching Artists
TXT Marks the Spot icon TXT Marks the Spot: Free post-show scavenger hunt using your text-enabled device
Questions icon Questions? Call Ticket Services at 646.223.3010.