About Us
About Us

Signature Theatre celebrates playwrights and gives them an artistic home

Founded in 1991 by James Houghton, Signature makes an extended commitment to a playwright’s body of work. In 2014, Signature became the first New York City theatre to receive the Regional Theatre Tony Award®. 
Signature serves its mission at The Pershing Square Signature Center, a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects. At the Center, Signature continues its founding Playwright-in-Residence model as Residency One, a year-long intensive exploration of a single writer’s body of work. Residency Five, the only program of its kind, supports multiple playwrights by guaranteeing each writer three productions over a five-year period. The Legacy Program invites writers from both residencies back for productions of premiere or earlier plays. 

Through the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access, Signature is also committed to making its productions accessible by underwriting the cost of initial run tickets, currently priced at $30. 

2016 Gala photo by Joan Marcus..

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Signature relies on the anual support of individuals like you to present the work of world-class writers and to support our groundbreaking Signature Ticket Initiative.


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Tickets for groups of 10 or more can be booked by calling (646) 388-8113 or by emailing groupsales@signaturetheatre.org.
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