Welcome to The Play Group Theatre (PGT), Westchester’s theatre dedicated entirely to children and teenagers, located at “NoBro” - our beautiful state-of-the-art performing arts complex in the heart of downtown White Plains.
The Play Group Theatre's 20,000 square foot performing arts complex is dedicated entirely to Westchester's children and teens... but we're thrilled to welcome guest events to our home.
Our proscenium theatre combines a full 30’ by 30’ stage with a 228 fixed seat tiered house. Audience size is currently expandable to 240. See our technical specs sheet for more detailed information. House: 2500sf. Stage and wings: 1660sf.
Jonah Mac Theatre
PGT's Jonah Mac Theatre is a flexible and intimate performance space with removable seating. The Jonah Mac seats approximately 99 and combines the feel of a “black box” theatre with wide seating tiers, playful color and two story windows. It also serves as an interesting reception space. 1630sf.
The PGT lobby’s open 28’ square two story reception area with floor to ceiling windows overlooks North Broadway’s Tibbets Park. The lobby serves as flexible event space either independently or in combination with one of our theatres. Event Photos >>
PGT rehearsal space includes two open 600sf studios on our mezzanine level as well as a 500sf activity room on our lower level. Our Dance Studio is equipped with wood flooring and a wall of mirror. The activity room is furnished with wall to wall carpeting and a full height window wall.
The Play Group Theatre offices include our administrative offices as well as a convenient box office for ticket sales.
The Green Room serves our theatres and includes 2 dressing rooms, backstage bathroom and laundry room. The Green Room is immediately adjacent to the off-stage right wing of the MainStage with access to the lobby area as well.
Public facilities include full women’s and men’s bathrooms which serve audiences and event guests. Our lockers are a great place for actors to stash their stuff before rehearsal!
Custom scenery plays a large role in both our live performances and community scenic rentals. Our scene shop supports construction of several original sets each season.
Whether we are creating one or one hundred original custom costumes for an upcoming production, the Design Studio is essential for bringing PGT magic to the stage. Home base for PGT's Tech/Design program, the Design Studio is equipped with everything from a computer aided design workstation to a drafting table for hand crafting plans for original scenic, prop and costume designs.
After an original costume, set or prop finishes its run on our stage, it can find a home in our extensive collection storage. Here it waits for its next stage appearance either at PGT or an off-site venue through our community rentals. Rental Info >>
Meet the PGT Mainstage
Want to get to know the PGT Mainstage a little bit better? Here are a few resources that might help:
The PGT Mainstage - Vectorworks online Put yourself inside the virtual PGT Mainstage with this surprisingly capable online Vectorworks model. Once the model loads, it takes a minute to find it and get a feel for the navigation. Once you do, you can pull up just about any viewpoint.