St Ann's Warehouse

Top choice theater in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo

This avant-garde performance company hosts innovative theater, music and dance happenings – everything from genre-defying music by new composers to strange and wondrous puppet theater. In 2015, St Ann's moved from its old home several blocks away to this location in the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

In an industrial, red-brick building that dates back to the Civil War, St Ann's first permanent home – a high-tech, 320-seat theater – stages some of New York's most thought-provoking productions, including transfers from London's Donmar Warehouse, such as Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Shakespeare trilogy (Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest) set in a women's penitentiary.