PREGONES THEATER in The Bronx harbors a comfortable 130-seat theater, a spacious lobby and gallery presenting up to four visual arts exhibitions each year, a stellar glass mosaic mural by world-renowned artist Manny Vega, and an outdoors garden maintained in collaboration with local residents. Inaugurated in 2005 at a total cost of $3.7M, the facility is wheelchair accessible and optimally equipped with lighting, sound, digital scenery and media projection, infrared assistive listening, telepresence/live streaming technology, and a Steinway & Sons grand piano. Pregones is the only standalone theater in The Bronx not affiliated to an institution of higher learning, and proud anchor of the evolving South Bronx cultural corridor.
PUERTO RICAN TRAVELING THEATER in Manhattan harbors a 190-seat playhouse, a large multiuse studio lined with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, connecting artist workrooms, and a jewel box display of founder Miriam Colón’s career awards and collectibles. Opened in 1977 as one of the first homes of bilingual theater in all of the U.S., the facility is the outcome of the visionary and multimillion-dollar repurposing of then abandoned New York City Firehouse No. 54. The building’s landmarked red brick and cast-iron façade, designed by 19th Century master Napoleon LeBrun, is now synonymous with PRTT. Home of new and standout plays and musicals for five decades, PRTT remains the foremost Latino theater in the Times Square/Broadway district today.