(Le) Poisson Rouge

(Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate. Dedicated to the fusion of popular and art cultures in music, film, theater, dance, and fine art, the venue’s mission is to revive the symbiotic relationship between art and revelry; to establish a creative asylum for both artists and audiences.

LPR prides itself in offering the highest quality eclectic programming, impeccable acoustics, and bold design. The state-of-the art performance space, engineered by the legendary John Storyk/WSDG, offers full flexibility in multiple configurations: seated, standing, in-the-round, and numerous alternative arrangements. The adjoining gallery space — The Gallery at LPR — functions as an art gallery, secondary bar, and event space. A work of art itself, the physical facilities are the embodiment of the experimental philosophy that drives the venue.

LPR is a source you can trust for exposure to visionary work, people of character, and a consistently dynamic environment. We invite you to immerse yourself in a nightlife of true substance and vitality.

Venue Highlights

  • flexible event space fits 250 fully seated, 700 fully standing, or any combination
  • 138-capacity soundproof Gallery Bar adjacent to the main space
  • 28’ x 21’ fixed corner stage
  • 16’ dia. portable, trundled round stage comprised of 3 individual staging sections
  • 23’ dia. hardwood sprung dance floor
  • engineering by John Storyk/WSDG (Electric Lady Studios, Jazz @ Lincoln Center)
  • 1 downstage cinema-scale projection screen w/ 5.1 Meyer Surround Sound
  • 2 upstage movable projection screens
  • Yamaha S6B 7’ concert grand piano
  • elevated VIP Box & 2 private entrances
  • full catering kitchen & planning services
  • furnished Green Room w/ en suite restroom

Previous LPR Artists

A Camp • A Hawk and A Hacksaw • Afrika Bambaataa • Andrew WK • Arditti Quartet • Atlas Sound • Atoms for Peace • Audion • AXIOM • Beach House • Berry Sakharof • Bill Laswell • Bitch Magnet • Brad Mehldau • Brendan Benson • Brightblack Morning Light • Broadcast • Buraka Som Sistema • Calder String Quartet • Chico Hamilton • Cyro Baptista & Beat The Donkey • Dan Deacon • Daniel Barenboim & the West-Eastern Orchestra • Debbie Harry • Dean & Britta • Dean Man’s Bones • Deerhoof • Deerhunter • Diane Birch • Dungen • El Guincho • ESG • Erykah Badu • Estelle • Fiery Furnaces • Florence & The Machine • Flying Lotus • Four Tet • Friendly Fires • Frightened Rabbit • Glenn Branca Ensemble • Hauschka • Hillary Hahn • Hot Chip • Huun Huur Tu • Jay Reatard • Jeff Mangum • Jim Jarmusch & Jozef van Wissem • Jóhann Jóhannsson • John Adams • John Hollenbeck • John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders • John Zorn • Jonathan Biss • Josh Ritter • Jovanotti • Juan Maclean • Juana Molina • Jumpa Lahiri • Justin Bond • K’Naan • Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid • Laurie Anderson • Lionel Loueke • Little Boots • Lou Reed • Lykke Li • Marc Ribot Trio • Martinez Brothers • Matt and Kim • Matthew Dear • Max Richter • Maya Beiser • Medeski Martin & Wood • Micachu & The Shapes• MIKA • Mike Doughty • Mira Nair • Moby • Mono & The Wordless Music Orchestra • Moritz von Oswald Trio • Mos Def • Múm • Nellie McKay • Nico Muhly • No Age • Norah Jones • NYC Winter Jazzfest • Ólafur Arnalds • Os Mutantes • Patti Smith • Paul Simon • Perfume Genius • Philip Glass • Propaghandi • Raekwon • Regina Spektor • Rokia Traore • Salman Rushdie • School of Seven Bells • Sebastien Tellier • Shearwater • The Shins • Shrinebuilder • Signal (performing Michael Gordon’s Trance & Music For 18 Musicians) • Simone Dinnerstein • Skream & Benga • Sleigh Bells • So Percussion • St. Vincent • Stars of the Lid • Steve Reich • Sussan Deyhim • Terry Riley • The Knights • The Very Best • They Might Be Giants • Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich • Thomas Adés • Throbbing Gristle • Tinariwen • Tori Amos • Tortoise • Toumani Diabaté • Tyondai Braxton • Ultraísta • Wale • Yo La Tengo • Yoko Ono

Q2 Music is an official radio partner of (Le) Poisson Rouge.