The new Teatro SEA is a 2,800 square foot, 110-seat facility on the Center’s first floor.  It has direct-street access, Off-Broadway stage-size dimensions, and two large ensemble dressing rooms.  Phase One was completed through grants from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), the City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), the New York City Council, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, among other funders.


We are conveniently located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.  We have a state of the art theatre, as well as multiple use spaces designed to fit the needs of emerging artists and professional productions including; Off Off Broadway, Showcases, Dance, Auditions, Readings, Films and Fashion Shows. For Additional information on our theatre rentals contact us today at 212 529-1545

SEA rehearsal studios offer an affordable and unique performance/multiple flex space ideal for multiple uses.
*For Additional information on our studio rentals contact us today
at 212-529-1545 or by email to rmarino@teatrosea.org


SEA’s Puppet Museum: Puppetry has always been a critical tool in SEA’s efforts to provide culturally enriching programs through the theater arts, as it constitutes a unique art form which consistently communicates without regards for differences in age, culture, ethnicity, language and education.  Over the years, SEA has collected hundreds of puppets from around the globe, showcasing them at Teatro SEA.  As part of a ongoing exhibitions, El Pequeño Museo del Títeres/Little Puppet Museum displays and educates the public about world puppetry.  As the only museum dedicated to Latin American and Spanish puppetry in New York City, our museum fosters educational initiatives, as well as offers our patrons the opportunity to access, research and further explore puppetry, theatre and Latin American Arts & Culture.


Named after the respected Puerto Rican poet, the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center was created to nurture and aid in the development of the Puerto Rican and Latino arts in the Lower East Side. The Clemente was founded in 1993 by Edgardo Vega Yunqué, Nelson Landrieu, and Mateo Gómez. The Clemente is located at 107 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets; it is the foremost architectural landmark in that part of the Lower East Side still known as Loisaida. The Dutch Neo-Gothic building is a former public school (PS 160) constructed in 1898 by the Board of Education of the City of New York. By the mid-seventies the building had ceased to serve as a public school. From 1984 to 1990 it housed Solidaridad Humana, a revolutionary community-based education program that was comprehensive and bilingual.As with most Latino arts centers and organizations throughout the country, the Clemente has struggled against many odds to keep its doors open. Lack of funding, benefactors, or patrons to support Latino arts programs present hardships. Nevertheless, the space is steadily being improved with the intention of making the Clemente a focus of Latino art and culture in New York City. Currently the Clemente houses twelve resident companies and fifty-three individual artists, of which one-third are Latino / Hispanic.

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