WOW began in 1980 as an international women’s theatre festival. Click to learn more about our story. Any woman and/or transgender person is welcome to get involved in any aspect of making theatre. No prior experience is required!

[Note: meetings on August 16 & 23, 2016 will be held in the neighboring MHA space on the 4th floor, due to the Fringe rental in WOW.]

On any other week, just come up to the theatre at 6:30 on a Tuesday, and lo, you’re part of our collective. No membership dues, no trial periods – just show up. Click to learn more about becoming a member.

Upcoming WOW Shows

  • August 12 - August 27

    Fringe NYC Rental

    FringeNYC Festival logo 2016

    WOW Cafe is renting our space to the friendly neighborhood FringeNYC Festival for their shows from August 12th through 27th, 2016....

  • September 2 @ 8:30 pm - 11:55 pm

    ArtLovHer Artist Salon


    Every first Friday Art LovHer combines the calmness of a drink & draw & the variety of an open mic in a visual gallery setting with a different featured performer every month....

  • September 3 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm

    HyperGender Burlesque


    Some may call us blasphemous, but we say we are what NYC is about: queerness, glitter and worship of all things different!...

  • September 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

    Acoustic Matinée


    Every month we present a different independent acoustic artist to elevate your Sunday afternoon. If you're not in New York, you can still watch the show! Tune in online at kosi-sings.com for the live stream at 2:00pm.......

  • September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

    The Night the Divas Come Out to Play

    Van Wales Productions presents
The Night the Divas Come Out to Play, 9/17/2016

    The Night the Divas Come Out to Play, an extravaganza hosted by Lady Jasmin Van Wales!...

  • September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    A Night With Your Fav’s


    An intimate evening of NYC's Best female impersonators! Presented by International Supermodel & Best-Selling Author Tyra Milan and her daughter Nikki Ross...