About The Barrow Group


The Barrow Group’s mission is to produce theatre that enlightens, inspires, and fosters community, and to help people tell stories simply and spontaneously. We accomplish this by developing and producing new and existing plays with artists from all backgrounds. We also offer performing arts classes sharing specific techniques that maximize spontaneity and clarity to a diverse group of artists, from professionals to beginners. We believe well-told stories energize people to do great things.

History & Achievements

Founded in 1986 by TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, The Barrow Group has become one of the preeminent performing arts training centers and theatre companies in New York City and the world.

We are located in midtown Manhattan, and run an arts center comprised of a 99-seat theater, a 50-seat theater, and several teaching studios.

Each year we share over 70 readings, workshops, community events, and productions.

Each year over 2000 aspiring and professional child and adult actors from all over the world study with us.

In 1995, TBG won a Drama Desk Award for off-off Broadway Excellence. In 2005, TBG was nominated for Drama Desk Award for Best Play.  In 2013, TBG won a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show.

In 2013, TBG alumni won an Academy Award, Emmy Award, and Lucille Lortell Award.

In 2015, Theatre Communications Group, one of the most prestigious publishers of performing arts books in the US, published “An Actor’s Companion” by TBG co-Artistic Director Seth Barrish, which details The Barrow Group’s approach to acting.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Barrow Group reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, and employment. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action.

The Barrow Group is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact tbg@barrowgroup.org at least ten days in advance.