Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts
71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772 11050
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that enriches, educates, and entertains a diverse audience by cultivating and showcasing a broad variety of performing artists. Patchogue Theatre serves as an innovative cultural resource for its community and the Long Island region by collaborating with neighboring organizations and fostering educational opportunities.
Patchogue Theatre stood vacant and abandoned for many years until 1998. Much of the original décor had been preserved under the drywall, wallpaper and plywood, which had been installed in the 1970s when the original theater was converted into a movie house. The full stage and orchestra pit were still intact, as were the stage-side Juliet balconies. Patchogue Village took title to the building and made the investment in restoring the Main House. A custom chandelier was crafted and imported from Valencia, Spain and period cast iron seats were procured from Shubert’s Imperial Theatre on Broadway. Since 2004, the Theatre has maintained a state-of-the-art world-class sound system and Broadway lighting and rigging. New, more spacious seating with better sightlines was installed by McHugh Institutional Furnishings in the winter of 2016.
The Board of Directors, its dedicated small staff and a large group of 90+ volunteers work together to provide all manner of needed support for events at Patchogue Theatre. When the Theatre reopened in the late 1990s, Long Island’s facilities for the performing arts were for the most part limited to the auditoriums of local colleges, municipal halls, public schools, and regional playhouses with seating capacities of less than 500. Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts offers performers a high-profile, high quality venue and the most advanced technical equipment required for most professional stage productions. The art deco lobby serves as an independent “venue within a venue.” Live in the Lobby, The New Musicals Project and now Library in the Lobby are events that take advantage of our intimate lobby setting.