New York City Theatre Tour


In response to requests over the years from our dedicated CTC community, CTC launched a New York City Theatre Tour in the winter of 2012-13. With no need to pack a bag or find your passport, this day-long tour is a great entry point for those curious about the experience of our popular international theatre tours, or for those simply desiring to experience our signature, thoughtful approach to theatre-viewing outside our summer season. Click here to read an account by Valley Advocate Reporter Chris Rohmann of our first New York City Theatre Tour to see THE WILD BRIDE at St. Ann’s Warehouse on February 24, 2013.

With the New York City Theatre Tour, you will experience the intellectual rigor and fun of a theatre trip led by CTC Artistic Director Byam Stevens, connect with fellow CTC community members, and get yourself warmed up for (or cooled down from) our summer season! Prior seasons of the New York City Theatre Tours have featured the magical WILD BRIDE, poignant THESE HALCYON DAYS and stunning TWELFTH NIGHT. CTC is embarking on a third season of exciting programming exploring the best the New York theatre scene has to offer. This year’s tour will be to see Kneehigh Theatre’s smash hit production of TRISTAN & YSEULT at St. Ann’s Warehouse.


TRISTAN & YSEULT – Sunday, November 23 – St. Ann’s Warehouse, DUMBO, Brooklyn

Kneehigh, the innovative theater company from Cornwall that brought us the Tony Award‑nominated Brief Encounter and the CTC favorite The Wild Bride, returns to New York with another smash hit — TRISTAN & YSEULT adapted and directed by Olivier Award nominated director Emma Rice. Cornish King Mark is at war; he rules with his head not his heart. But he hasn’t counted on falling head over heels for his enemy’s sister, or expected the arrival of the enigmatic Tristan. Based on an ancient tale from Cornwall, TRISTAN & YSEULT revels in forbidden desires, broken heart­s, grand passions, and tender truths. This thrill ride of a production blends live music and jaw-dropping theatricality for an irresistible night of love. Read more about production at St. Ann’s Warehouse’s website.

“Fabulously entertaining… Rice embraces a very eclectic and frequently comedic theatricality… you will have a blast…. top-tier international work… Love hurts in Tristan & Yseult. It’s also playful, exuberant, erotic, silly and amazingly acrobatic.” –Chicago Tribune

“A wonderful mashup of artifice and whimsy…. strikes a rare balance of pain and bliss, tragic intensity and broad humor. Stunning theatrical coups… Love will always hurt, but here it keeps you guessing until the end.”  –San Francisco Examiner



The day-long tour to see TRISTAN & YSEULT will take place on Sunday, November 23 2014.

As is true with all CTC tour experiences, you will be taken care of from departure to return. We will meet in Springfield, MA, at the South Parking Lot of the Basketball Hall of Fame, easily accessible from Exit 6 off of 1-91. Our bus will depart at 9:30am, arriving in Manhattan with plenty of time for lunch prior to the 2:00pm matinee. On our return bus to Springfield, a snack will also be provided. Our bus will return to Springfield by 9:00pm. Uno’s Pizzeria, located in the South Parking Lot, is open late for those who’d like a Chicago-style deep dish pie, a glass of wine, and perhaps some continued conversation before heading home.  

COST FOR EACH TOUR: $149 per person.  Tour includes:

  • Round Trip Bus Fare
  • Ticket to Theatre Production
  • List of restaurant recommendations near theatre
  • Post-performance Talkback led by Byam Stevens
  • On board snacks

*With only 45 seats available for this tour, be sure to book in advance!*

Experience New York Theatre with CTC. To reserve your seats, call the box office at 413-354-7770 or email Alexandra Tasak at with your contact information. Payment will be due at confirmation of reservation. You may pay by credit card at the box office or send a check to Chester Theatre Company, PO Box 722, Chester, MA 01011. Be sure to specify the number of people in your party. Tickets to the CTC NYC Theatre Tour are non-refundable, unless the venue cancels the performance.