About The Argyle Theatre:
The New Home for Performing Arts in Babylon Village
In addition to the main theatre space, which comfortably seats 500 audience members (in the same chairs that once graced the legendary Beacon Theatre in New York City), the Argyle includes a three-level backstage area that features dressing rooms, green rooms, bathrooms with showers, and a costume, laundry and repair room. These amenities will allow the Argyle to take local theatre to the next level by employing members of Actors’ Equity, the same union to which Broadway stars belong.
Those who want to support local theatre in Babylon will also be delighted by The Argyle’s concession area. While it maintains the retro charm of the former vintage movie theatre, parts of the lobby will be repurposed to create a modern bar area where patrons can purchase wine, beer, and cocktails and socialize in the new lounge. The Perlman’s will be providing an additional bar on the balcony level, as well.
Whether you’re a musical theatre buff or are more inclined to attend concerts or special events, there will be no shortage of coming attractions at The Argyle. And with so much support from the community, the nearly $3 million project is bound to be a total smash hit.
As Mark Perlman told Greater Babylon, “The reactions we’ve gotten have been tremendous; it feeds us… We’ve been grateful for the support and it keeps us going and optimistic.”
34 West Main Street
Babylon, New York 11702
The historic theatre at 34 West Main Street in the heart of Babylon Village has undergone extensive renovations to restore the former movie theater to its original glory as a single theater with an orchestra and balcony for live theatrical events.
The Argyle opened in 2018. You can expect professional Broadway-caliber productions year-round, concert and comedy acts, specialty shows, film series, educational programming and so much more.
The build-out includes a new stage and three-level backstage, a new loading dock, a recessed orchestra pit, and state-of-the-art theatrical lighting, sound and rigging systems.