Select Saturdays at noon!
You can see Story Pirates live on select Saturday at noon in the heart of New York City’s Broadway Theater District! Join us for our celebrated Flagship musical sketch comedy show, based entirely on stories written by kids, featuring brand new sketches every single week.
From mischievous dogs who peer pressure their owners, to triumphant rock operas about the time it rained at a Mets game, every story we perform is written by an elementary schooler, and adapted by world-class comedians and improvisers. Called “crazy entertaining” by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart,” the show is pitched perfectly to kids and grown-ups alike.
Each Flagship show features a combination of our greatest hits (written by kids from around the country), new stories (written by kids in the crowd), and a brand new improvised sketch (based on suggestions on-the-spot from kids in the audience). At the end of each show, we invite that week’s featured young authors onstage to be interviewed about their writing process and to take a bow in front of the whole crowd.
Running time is approximately 60 minutes, and we are located at the Arthur Seelen Theater at the Drama Book Shop, just down the street from Times Square. Recommended for ages 3 - 12.
We schedule a limited number of new stories to be performed each week, often a month or more in advance of the show. Authors from our school programs get priority booking.
If we performed your child’s story at school and you want to schedule a time to come see it, click here!
If you want to submit your child’s original story that’s never been performed before, fill out this form and we’ll reach out to you to schedule a time to come see it onstage!
We love to celebrate birthdays at the show! Please make sure to get in touch with us as soon as you have a date in mind: we love to perform a story by the birthday kid, and availability is limited for each show. Even if we’re not performing a story written by the birthday kid, let us know you’re coming: the cast will be thrilled to sing “Happy Birthday,” and we offer special rates for birthday groups.
Want to bring a big group to the show? Get in touch to learn more about our group rates!
Shirts and Such
We offer Story Pirates t-shirts, pencils, stickers, and other great gifts right at the show. Major credit cards and cash are welcome, or you can pre-order when you buy tickets through our website. You can also order and get delivery at our online store[link[!
Arthur Seelen Theater at the Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
Youth Organizations and Charities
Story Pirates is thrilled to host kids and families from all walks of life. Through our Sharing Seats Program, we work with youth service organizations and homeless shelters to provide free and reduced price tickets to shows. We also have a limited number of ticket packages to donate for charity auctions, given out on a first come first serve basis. Please contact us here to learn more.