Playhouse 46 at St. Luke’s is a not-for-profit theatre company focusing on original works that reflect the vibrant, progressive community of Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church.  The space, originally established as St. Luke’s Theatre (1995-2020)*, has been fully renovated and modernized in 2021-2022 to a 170-seat Off-Broadway theater-in-the-round.

* St. Luke’s Theatre was home to many notable, Off and Off-Off-Broadway productions including: Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Late Night Catechism, Disaster! The Musical, FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, Sistas the Musical, and so much more.

Current Productions

Make Me Gorgeous! The True Story of Kenneth “Mr. Madam” Marlowe
Make Me Gorgeous! is the fabulous and incredible true story of Kenneth Marlowe, an oft-overlooked trailblazer in LGBTQ history. Described as one of mid-Century America’s gayest and most openly homosexual personalities, Marlowe took on many roles in life. Kenneth was private hairdresser to the stars; the madam of a notorious gay prostitution ring in Hollywood; an author; a hustler; a female impersonator; a private in the U.S. Army, a call boy; a Christian missionary, a mortuary cosmetologist; a newspaper columnist … and for the final decade of an incredibly lived life, Marlowe was a woman, having transitioned to become Kate Marlow. First preview performance is November 10th with a limited engagement through December 31st.



There are several parking lots near the theater. A few are listed below:

S&P Parking
267 W 47th St

NY Park
333 W 46th St.

Icon Parking
223 W 46th St.


Playhouse 46 is located right in the heart of Manhattan, and is an easy six block walk from the Times Square/42nd Street stop on the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W, S trains, as well as the Port Authority Bus Terminal.