In 2012 the idea for “theater in a mall” started with a group of friends looking for a dedicated community theater space. Born from the ashes of Not Another Theater Company our collection of theatrical vagabonds opened our space in Shoppingtown Mall on November 1, 2012. The Central New York Playhouse is a New York State incorporated nonprofit.
Taking on one of the most ambitious theatrical schedules around, The Central New York Playhouse has staged a production once a month since opening doors. We now boast over 50 theatrical productions in our short history bringing Broadway and Off Broadway hits to CNY audiences. We have garnered over 130 Syracuse Area Live Theater nominations (and 13 wins!) and 3 runner up nominations for Best Local Theater in the Syracuse NewTimes Best of Syracuse series.
From the moment we opened we partnered with other community groups and artists to give a space to their endeavors. Don’t Feed the Actors, CNY’s longest performing Improv troupe calls our space home regularly performing here. We also have given homes to amateur comics in our Cuse Comedy Showcase series, the finest singers in town have been given the spotlight in our Cabaret series, and Singer/songwriters and children performers have found a home in our One Night Series.
Whatever your entertainment taste, The Central New York Playhouse represents the best value for your dollar. Award winning theater at community prices. Come visit out “theater in a mall” and find out how talented your friends and neighbors really are!