In October 2018, a second theatre of the Renaissance was officially opened with the production of The Light in the Piazza. The venue is a Black Box Theatre and is called Theatre 166 after its location, 166 Park Avenue West.
Theatre 166 is the brain-child of CEO Mike Miller who envisioned a space where a collective of actors, artists, musicians, directors and arts advocates could expand and explore their artistic vision while celebrating the craft and passion of the arts through the cultivation and promotion of original works, new interpretations of overlooked masterpieces and the reexamination and validation of seldom-seen classics.
The renovation of a condemned building into a performance space which includes a black box theatre, a scene shop, a state-of-the-art recording studio, rehearsal space, and classrooms, took a little over two years and with generous support from our sponsors. Theatre 166 not only fosters artistic development but also broadens our audience base while offering greater outreach by providing a wider range of theatrical experiences for our community.