BAY STREET THEATER is a not-for-profit 299-seat professional regional theater situated on the Long Wharf, in Sag Harbor, NY, and was founded in 1991. Founded by Sybil Christopher, Emma Walton Hamilton and Stephen Hamilton.

Mission Statement

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center of the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center, which endeavors to innovate, educate, motivate, and entertain a diverse community through the performing arts. We serve as a beacon, a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, a center for innovation and new work development, and an ever-expanding home for a community of artists.  



Many of the productions that premiered or were developed at Bay Street have moved to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally and abroad, including NOBODY DON'T LIKE YOGI, HEDDA GABLER, LOVE JANIS, IF LOVE WERE ALL, FULL GALLOP, SWINGTIME CANTEEN and THREE HOTELS. Bay Street is considered " ...one of the Country's pre-eminent regional theatres" ( CBS Sunday Morning ) and "...in the same league with the best major regional and Off-Broadway theatres." (Newsday)

In addition to the Mainstage productions, the variety of year-round programs at Bay Street include The Comedy Club, The Workshops, Special Events, and Educational Outreach Initiatives including Literature Live!, a Summer College Internship Program, Theater Workshops and Kids Theater Camps and Classes.


Bay Street Theater is proud to be a member of Hamptons Arts Network


A look back at Bay Street's past Mainstage productions:

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018 2019 2021