Dixon Place

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Dixon Place
Address 161A Chrystie Street
New York City
United States
Type Off-Off-Broadway
Capacity 130
Opened 1986

Dixon Place is an Obie Award winning, Off-Off-Broadway New York City theater devoted exclusively to presenting original pieces of theater, dance, performance art and literature that are works in progress.


Dixon Place was founded in 1986 as a non-profit organization by artistic director Ellie Covan. Dixon Place hosts about 400 artists annually in workshop series, commissioned pieces and curated festivals. [1].

Some notable performance artists who have performed at Dixon Place include Reno, David Cale, Holly Hughes, Frank Maya, Craig Lucas [2], Lisa Kron, Karen Finley, John Leguizamo [3], Alva Rogers and the Blue Man Group.

The theater won Obie Award grants in 1990 and 1999. In 1999 the theater won the Edwin Booth Award for Excellence in Theater.


Dixon Place moved into its current space at 161A Chrystie Street between Rivington and Delancey, on the Lower East Side, in late October 2008. The theater includes a fully equipped, flexible, 120-seat laboratory theater, a community space with a licensed bar, a smaller second stage, a gallery space, and a rehearsal studio.

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Coordinates: 40°43′13.54″N 73°59′33.65″W / 40.7204278°N 73.9926806°W / 40.7204278; -73.9926806