Dark Vanilla Jungle

    March 14 – 26, 2017, 8:00pm


    Junebug “You’re first day in is gonna be rough…”

    March 14 – 26, 2017

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

    June 9, 2017 – June 12, 2018, Mon-Tue, 3-11pm / Wed-Thu, 1:30-11pm / Fri-Sun, 12-11pm, Los Kabayitos Theater



    March 2 – 26, 2017, 3:30pm - 7:00pm, LES Gallery


    +1 Year of The Rooster

    January 26 – March 26, 2017, 3:30Pm - 7:00Pm


    Latin Boogaloo

    April 8, 2017, 5:00-11:00pm

News Highlights

Where kids experience CULTURA and the magic of TEATRO #TeatroSEA

February 22, 2017

Teatro SEA brings latino culture together in Lower East Side.   Presenting: The True Story of Little Red (La verdadera historia de Caperucita) Saturdays March 4th, March 11th, March 18th, March 25th and April 1st @ 3:00pm This musical play tells the classic tale, but with a comical twist. Little Red and the wolf trade…

"70's Latin Soul" Zumba Fitness

February 7, 2017

Let’s get ready to do it again!! Desiree Dicupe & Veronica Caicedo presents “70’s Latin Soul” Zumba Fitness Party. Zumba Master Class in the Lower East Side for all to enjoy. We will be providing Ring Pops! Let’s make this place POP with the sounds of the 70’s and Today!!!!! Special guest appearance … Come…

Coming up at Teatro SEA:

February 5, 2017

The Dropouts Crew Saturday, Feb 11th at 8pm  This critically acclaimed, musical play portrays the reality of teenagers today and their choices of staying in school or dropping out. This powerful show creates the opportunity for at-risk young adults to address the direction in which they must choose for their future. Recommended for 5th grade to…


January 31, 2017

A Resident Member of The Clemente, Mark DeGarmo Dance has been recognized for its commitment to arts and social justice with an award from The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. Its flagship dance education partnerships, some of which go back 15 years, serve over 1,500 Title 1 NYC public school students a year.  Read more...

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  • The Flamboyan Theater was an exceptional performance venue for our performance. We are so grateful to the Clemente for your support!

    Margaret Elaine Plaza, National Arts Educational Collaborative

  • Thank you so much for opening your home to us for these 2 weeks. It has been such an amazing week so far! All your staff are so kind, helpful, and attentive. So thank YOU for leading an arts organization that truly takes care of its artists in residence.

    Yvonne H. Chow , H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

  • The Clemente is a great cultural organization and I really really love all the people who work there and what you do is simply awesome. All the things I did will be helpful for my studies and my future job. I just wanna say THANK YOU for everything, thank you to Jan and Julio that said “yes” to my internship.


    Marika Covolo, Clemente Summer Intern

  • Thank you to everyone at CSV for your love, help and support. It truly takes a strong and supportive team to make a successful event. Last night’s Afro-Latino Crossroads show was amazing. We filled the house and shook the roof with the music and energy!!! I want to especially thank CSV for the smooth transition from curatorial proposal to live event.

    Mia Roman Hernandez, Visual Artist and Curator

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around the wonderful Clemente Soto Velez Center. I was very impressed and inspired by your enthusiasm for and devotion to the building’s heritage and its importance for the local and international community. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Ricardo Rivera

  • You don’t know how my heart leaped when I passed by the center and saw the scaffolding GONE! It’s so beautiful! Seeing it restored is a magnificent experience! I’m so proud of all that has been accomplished…Thank you for ALL your contributions and hard work. I can’t get the picture of the New Center out of my mind..Thanks again!

    Carmen Tello

  • You guys really do have such a special place.I think it is such an amazing asset to the community!

    Dave Clark, Location Manager

  • The center is really great. I like the renovation, it’s wonderful to the people who live around there. Congratulations tho this amazing project.

    Teresa Viera

  • The Flamboyan Theater is a wonderful multi- purpose venue with everything you would wish for in an open theater space.

    Andreas Robertz, OneHeart Productions

  • We have held performances of our Resident Artist Program at The Clemente for 2 years. It has been the perfect venue for these performances. The administrative and technical staff have gone out of their way to make our time at The Clemente amazingly successful!!!

    Joe Stackell, Mabou Mines

  • Just a note of gratitude for the warm welcome to The Clemente.
    The staff has been wonderful, the community incredibly responsive. We appreciate more than I can describe being  a part of The Clemente familia.

    Hamilton Clancy, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

  • What a shining star this huge building has become!

    Marlis Momber, Renowned photographer who has chronicled the changes in cultural life on the Lower East Side for over three decades