Daily Top 10: 10 of Long Island's Best Theaters

Written by Hannah M.  |  01. May 2012

Creative art scenes aren’t limited to Manhattan and Brooklyn anymore. Long Island’s art scene is booming! Many of Long Island’s towns are starting up their own performing arts centers for theater lovers and art appreciators alike. From major off-Broadway productions to one-man shows to children’s theater, you’ll find them all in Long Island’s theaters for half the price and half the travel time than if you were heading to The Great White Way itself – Broadway that is.  Some theaters even hold live music events, such as the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts which regularly holds concert events in its lobby. Enjoy all that Long Island’s downtown has to offer with unique eateries and bars before or after the show. You simply can’t go wrong.

1.     Gateway Playhouse
215 South Country Road, Bellport - (631) 286-1133

1.    Bay Street Theater
The Long Wharf, Sag Harbor - (631) 72-9500

2.    Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University, Room 2030A, Stony Brook - (631) 632-7235

3.    Y Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
37 West Main Street, Bay Shore - (631) 969-1101

4.    BayWay Arts Center
265 East Main Street, East Islip – (631) 581-2700

5.    Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
Five Town College, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills – (631) 656-2148

6.    Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue – (631) 207-1313

7.    Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown – (631) 724-3700

8.    Theatre Three
412 Main Street, Port Jefferson – (631) 928-9100

9.    Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale – (516) 299-3100

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