Art + Culture
St. Ann’s Warehouse opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park
After years of planning, fundraising and construction, St. Ann’s Warehouse opened its doors to the public on Saturday, October 17 at the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The occassion was marked by a full spread cover in Time Out Magazine which hailed: “It’s been a long time coming, baby. For 35 years, St. Ann’s Warehouse has been bringing top-notch, envelope-pushing performances and theater shows—think everything from John Cale and Lou Reed’s “Songs for Drella” to last year’s adaptation of Let the Right One In—to audiences throughout Brooklyn. And now, the transient company is set to unveil its first-ever, fully functioning home, a refurbished warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park that comes complete with a complex catwalk system, multipurpose theater, courtyard, booze-schilling lobby and more.”
We love that the Tobacco Warehouse is still the iconic site that DUMBO has treasured on its waterfront and that inside it is signature St. Ann’s space: a black box theater with so many possibilities brought to life by the vision of our very own Susan Feldman. St. Ann’s Warehouse spent 9 years across the street in space donated by Two Trees Management Company before moving to 29 Jay Street for the last three years. The move to the Tobacco Warehouse is its last – finally a permanent home right here in DUMBO.
The first production to run at the theater will be the U.S. premiere of Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Henry IV starting November 6, 2015.