New York Show Experience
Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is still performing to sold-out crowds in its original location. Experience the show where it first began—up close and personal—at the intimate Astor Place Theatre in downtown New York City.
35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures have experienced the imaginative, multi-sensory world of Blue Man Group. Now it’s your turn to see the off-broadway hit in New York .
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What is Blue Man Group all about?
BLUE MAN GROUP performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since the Blue Men don’t speak, BLUE MAN GROUP transcends language barriers and is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds. Each performance of BLUE MAN GROUP is unique, and audiences never experience the same show twice!
How long is a Blue Man Group performance?
The show runs approximately 90 to 105 minutes with no intermission.
What is the poncho section and will I get wet sitting there?
During the Blue Man Group performance, materials sometimes splatter off of the stage. We call this “The poncho section,” because we provide disposable plastic ponchos for audience members to wear if they prefer. You will not get “wet,” but you may be splashed with materials. All materials are washable, but we suggest you wear your poncho and comfortable washable clothing that does not need dry cleaning.
What language is Blue Man Group performed in?
Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since the Blue Men don’t speak, Blue Man Group is universally appealing to a broad range of age groups and cultural backgrounds.
What happens if we are running late?
Late patrons are seated at the discretion of the management at a time when seating will not interrupt the show.
Does Blue Man Group perform every day?
The schedule varies by city and season, but Blue Man Group performs most days and weeks of the year. Please check the calendars for each city to find tickets, dates and times that work best for you.
How do I become a Blue Man or play in the band?
Our Casting team holds regular auditions. Visit our Casting page to learn all about the process and submit yourself for consideration.
How far in advance can I purchase Blue Man Group tickets?
Blue Man Group tickets are generally on sale 3 – 6 months in advance. Please check the calendars for each city to find tickets, dates and times that work best for you.
Is Blue Man Group wheelchair accessible?
Please check with the individual cities.
Are there any VIP options or special ticket upgrades available?
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What is the recommended age to bring my child to Blue Man Group?
The recommended age for children is 3 and up. Please be aware that all patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Lap-sitting without a paid ticket is not permitted. Blue Man Group encourages young children to use hearing protection. Should parents or guardians not bring their own, hearing protection is available from the Front of House staff.
What are the available access offerings for guests with disabilities?
The Astor Place Theatre strives to provide all patrons with an equal opportunity to participate in available services, programs, and activities. Please click here for accessibility information.
Are there food and beverages available at the theater?
Are there restaurants and bars near Blue Man Group?
Does Blue Man Group have strobe lights?
Yes, strobe lights are used during portions of the show. If you are sensitive to strobe lights, please alert the House Manager when you arrive.
Upon request, a staff member will help you leave the theater before strobe lights occur.
Does Blue Man Group New York offer Military discounts?
Yes, we appreciate your service and have special offers available. Please click here to access our Military discount.
Does Blue Man Group host sensory-friendly performances?
Blue Man Group teams up with organizations to host autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism. At these performances, slight modifications are made including the reduction of sound and light levels at various moments during the performance and the option to get sound reducing headphones or earplugs available upon request. There are also calming environments in each theatre’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and details on performance dates
How many people do I need to get group tickets?
Group discounts start at 10 people.
Groups receive exclusive discount rates at many performances, avoid online service fees, and can get priority booking before dates are on-sale to the general public. We offer flexible payment policies, allowing you to hold reservations and modify them until a few weeks prior to the performance. Plus, our dedicated Group Sales team in each city will guide any questions you may have along the way, and make your experience quick, easy and fun. Learn more at groups.blueman.com and contact Group Sales at 800-BLUEMAN or email us at email@example.com to begin.
Is there a dress code for Blue Man Group?
There is no specific dress code for the show, though we suggest casual, comfortable clothing.
What is the difference between Blue Man Group shows / locations?
At every Blue Man Group show, you’ll experience our signature combination of music, comedy and color with elements customized for every venue. The performances feature iconic moments and are continually injected with new music, fresh stories, original instruments and sensory stimulating graphics. At the heart of the show is the Blue Man character, creating a unique connection with the audience and a different experience at each performance.
In the Astor Place Theatre, you’ll get to know the Blue Men up close and personal where the off-Broadway sensation started.
What kind of security is in place at Blue Man Group theaters?
Blue Man Group is dedicated to fostering a safe and secure environment for our guests. All guests and their bags are subject to security screenings and/or searches upon arrival at the theater. Weapons of any kind, regardless of permit, are not allowed in the theater. The list of prohibited items includes, but is not limited to: firearms, knives, batons, mace, pepper spray, brass knuckles, Tasers, or any other items that security personnel deem dangerous or threatening to public safety. By tendering a ticket and entering the theater, guests consent to such searches and waive any related claims. Any guest in possession of a weapon, without exception, will be denied entry and asked to leave the premises. Blue Man Group will not be responsible for the on-site storage of weapons. We appreciate your cooperation.
What time should I arrive at Blue Man Group?
We want to make sure you don’t miss any of the fun so please leave yourself plenty of time for travel, parking, waiting for public transportation, navigating city streets, security screenings and bathroom visits prior to the performance. Theater doors open 30 minutes before show time and we recommend you arrive at the theater no later than 15 minutes before show time. Large groups should plan to arrive even earlier.
Where do I park for Blue Man Group?
Where is the Blue Man Group theater?
Blue Man Group New York is at Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003 (View the map)
What subway can I take to get to the theatre?
You can take the R or W train (yellow line) to the 8th Street Station or the #6 train (green line) to Astor Place Station.
Who do I contact with more questions?
Do you have rates for students?
Yes, we have $30 rush tickets for students. These rush tickets are available day of show at the Astor Place Theatre box office. Student ID required. Two tickets available per student ID.