Located in a brilliantly re-imagined 19th century architectural gem, the Harlem Stage Gatehouse, may well provide you with the most wonderful evening of arts and architecture that you've never experienced in New York City!
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse
Our award-winning home is a very special, one-of-a-kind, 200 seat venue, where artists and audiences share an intimate experience at this historic landmark.
In 1981, The Harlem Stage Gatehouse, a key operations center for the Croton Aqueduct water system, designed by Frederick S. Cook and completed in 1890, was designated a New York City landmark; two years later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. In 1989, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection took the building out of service.
Now this extraordinary building has been transformed into a state-of-the-art, flexible-space home for the arts. Re-imagined by Ohlhausen Dubois Architects, working with Wank Adams Slavin Associates, and the theater design firm Harvey Marshall Berling Associate, the building is Harlem Stage’s exciting new home.
With particular sensitivity to the architectural gem that exists independent of the wonderful performance that takes place within its halls, The Harlem Stage Gatehouse architects meticulously restored elements of the original structure, providing theater-goers with an opportunity to savor the high level of design and craft with which the city built more than a century ago. The expanded facility, incorporating a generously scaled terrace to the south, at once preserves the past, addresses the needs of the present, and prepares a community for the future.
With its historic residential enclaves, iconic cultural institutions and world-famous nightlife, Harlem is unquestionably happening. Buoyed by an influx of new residents and emboldened by a tradition of culture and creativity, the neighborhood is a chockablock with high-end shops, restaurants, music halls and lounges. Sign-up for Harlem Engage! today and take advantage of amazing activities that reflect the vibrancy, energy and diversity of the one and only Harlem, USA.
Become a Harlem Engage Member:
Go to www.harlemengage.com and sign up to receive a downloadable free drink coupon at one of our participating restaurants.
Here’s a selection of some of our favorite neighborhood restaurants:
African Kiné Restaurant
256 West 116th Street
Amy Ruth’s Restaurant
113 West 116th Street
2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
Billie’s Black Gourmet Soul
271 West 119th Street
1619 Amsterdam Avenue
308 Lenox Avenue
321 Lenox Avenue
701 West 135th Street
700 West 125th Street
Hudson River Café
697 West 133rd Street
Home Sweet Harlem
1528 Amsterdam Ave
2168 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
341 St Nicholas Ave
300 West 114th Street
161 Lenox Avenue at 118th Street
125 La Salle Street
310 Lenox Avenue
1260 Amsterdam Avenue
328 Lenox Avenue at 126th Street
547 Lenox Avenue at 137th Street
Hop on a Bus, Train or Taxi. Getting Here is a Snap.
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse is located at 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street across from Aaron Davis Hall.
Aaron Davis Hall (a three theater complex) is located on the campus of The City College of New York, between West 133rd and 135th Street on Convent Avenue.
From 145th Street walk 1 block west to Convent Avenue and 9 short blocks South through the beautiful CCNY campus, to 135th Street.
From 137th Street – City College walk 2 blocks South and 2 blocks East to 135th Street & Convent Avenue.
From 135th Street walk up the hill through St. Nicholas’ Park at 135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. Walk 1 block West to 135th and Convent.
From 125th Street walk 1 block west to Morningside Avenue and 6 short blocks north to 135th Street & Convent Avenue.
M-100 to 135th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
M-4, M-5 to 135th Street & Broadway
From 125th Street turn north onto Amsterdam Avenue. Turn east on 135th Street. The Gatehouse will be located on the south side of the street, on the corner of Convent Avenue.
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse
The Harlem Stage Gatehouse is fully accessible for patrons with mobility challenges. Entrance to the building is located on Convent Avenue via ramp located on West 135th Street. One lift is located in the tower that can transport patrons to theater level. Seating is available for wheelchair bound patrons.
Two restrooms are easily accessible from the main entrance lobby