Thalia Spanish Theatre
41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside
Established in 1977 by actress and director Silvia Brito, the Thalia Spanish Theatre was conceived as an effort to serve the growing Hispanic community in the borough. With guests coming from Spain, Uruguay, Mexico, Guatemala, Perú and Colombia, the theater prides itself on celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Spanish and Latin American culture with plays, musicals and dance performances.
The Thalia Spanish Theatre was not only the first of its kind, but it also remains the only bilingual Hispanic theater in Queens. The theatre’s motto is, “Every month is Hispanic Heritage month.”
The Thalia Theatre has performed a number of successful productions—including El Tuerto Es Rey/The One-Eyed Man Is King by Mexico’s Carlos Fuentes and No Problemo Amigo by Colombia’s Jaime Espinal, which was the winning submission of the Inter-American Development Bank’s inaugural Hispanic-American Playwriting competition.
The theater has also produced pieces that celebrate such writers as Spain’s Calderón de la Barca and Jadiel Poncela and Chile’s Miguel Frank. The theater is dedicated to bringing work by the finest Spanish and Latin American authors to the stage.