The St. George Theatre is an exquisitely-appointed historic site where visitors can see a concert, comedy show, Broadway musical, or children’s program right in the heart of Staten Island.

The charm and elegance of the theatre comes from the décor created in Spanish and Italian Baroque styles. The lobby is spacious with two box office windows and six windows displaying upcoming attractions, and the foyer is illuminated by large stained glass chandeliers and majestic winding staircases that lead up to an elaborate mezzanine.

The theatre’s interior will transport you to another time, so arrive early to enjoy a leisurely drink or cocktail in the lobby before your show. Thanks to terrific planning, every seat offers a wonderful view of the stage. The prices are affordable, it is easily accessible, and municipal parking is available less than two blocks away. Best yet, the staff is friendly and devoted, and is more than happy to share their insights into the art, architecture, and history of the theatre.

The St. George Theatre opened its doors in 1929 by Solomon Brill, who promised to bring top-of-the-line vaudeville to Staten Island for 75 cents per show. He envisioned the St. George as theatre that rival Manhattan’s greatest cinema houses. Throughout the years, the theatre changed ownership several times, but earned recognition for its outstanding style, advanced cooling & heating system, cantilevered and gilded balconies, velvet seats, and grand staircases. Live performances ended in 1934 but began again during the 1940’s when shows promoting the sale of war bonds. After the war, the theatre was closed, padlocked, and fell into disarray.

In 2004, Rosemary Cappozalo with her two daughters started a not-for-profit organization in 2004 to save this historic theatre from being torn down. With the support from the community, business leaders, elected officials, and their board of directors, they turned devastated building into a beautiful, thriving, majestic theatre for Staten Island and all of New York City.

Since the theatre re-opened in June 2004, over 400 events have taken place and 500,000 patrons have walked the red carpet. Favorites include Tony Bennett, k.d. lang, Neil Sedaka, Kathy Griffin, the New York City Opera, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Howie Mandel, Jonas Brothers, Blues Clues Live, and national Broadway tours including Peter Pan, Mame, Cats, Lost in Yonkers, Pajama Game, and more.