The Chain Theatre is a production company whose goal is to create artistic work that is accessible, relatable, and invokes a visceral response in the audience through the mediums of theatre and film. We provide opportunities for New York based artists to experience challenging subject matters and universal themes. A deep respect for the narrative is the driving force behind the cultivation of original texts, the further investigation of recently produced work, and the reclaiming of existing classics for a modern audience. The material chosen focuses on the cyclical nature of history and complexity of the human spirit. The Chain provides professional platforms for new artists and true independent filmmakers to showcase their work and to share their personal stories and original ideas in our communities.

Our story

The Chain Theatre is a thriving independent theatre scene run by a group of passionate artists.

Over the past six years, The Chain Theatre, a 501c3 not for profit arts organization, has gone from moving between spaces in Manhattan to converting an old chain factory into a beautiful multipurpose black box space and multimedia arts center. The Chain is continuing to produce our unique brand of muscular theater while searching for a new home.


our work

Our company has produced classic works such as Arthur Miller’s After the Fall, David Rabe’s Hurlyburly, Dale Wasserman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things, Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love, and many more. 

The Chain Theatre produces play festival competitions, international film festivals, comedy events, parody readings, and screenings of cult classics and cinema favorites.