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St. George Theatre

The 2,800-seat St. George Theatre on Staten Island is located at Hyatt Street, short distance from the St. George Ferry Terminal. The theater opened in 1926 and today a major center for culture and performing arts on Staten Island. The theater does not look much from the outside but the interior is elaborate and splendid with its Spanish and Italian Baroque design. Notable features of the theater include a spacious interior, absence of any obstruction, and large stained glass chandeliers illuminating the foyer. Other features include grand staircases, gilded balconies with velvet seats, and murals throughout the theater.
St George Theatre, Staten Island (New York City)

Unassuming exterior of St. George Theatre by Hannahgoldstein

During the theater’s initial years, it was a top of the class movie and vaudeville theater. Famous performers of the vaudeville era who once performed here included Guy Lombardo, Al Jolson, and Kate Smith. In 1978, the St. George Theatre ended its life as a venue for screening movies and the theater went into a period of decline. Several attempts were made to revive the theater but failed, and almost went into demolition. The theater was saved and reopened in 2004, and continues to be a major theater venue on Staten Island.
Interior of St George Theatre, Staten Island (New York City)

Interior of St. George Theatre by Hannahgoldstein

Today, performances at the St. George Theatre include dance, plays, music concerts, and comedies, attracting both international stars and local talent. It is also the venue for the Staten Island Comedy Festival held each year. The theater is noted for its superb acoustics and sound system. Since the theater’s reopening in 2004, famous musicians that have performed here include Tony Bennett, Engelbert Humperdinck, Art Garfunkel, and Wayne Newton. Broadway theater productions that once performed here include Lost in Yonkers, Peter Pan, and Cats.

Location: 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, New York, NY 10301

Website: St. George Theatre

Tel: 718-442-2900

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