Playtime! Offers Affordable Childcare for NYC Theatergoers

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 14, 2012

As parents, we hardly ever get a night off to do something fancy — heck, I don’t have enough time to get a slice of pizza down the street to reconnect with my husband!

I recently learned about a genius idea — childcare service for New York City theatergoers! Playtime! is the first program to provide creative and affordable childcare during theatrical shows in NYC.

Founded by Playwrights Horizons Managing Director Leslie Marcus, the program offers excellent childcare at (or near) the theater at an extremely affordable rate — the service is available to any ticket buyer for participating shows for just $15 per child.

Childcare is provided by Sitters Studio, a fully bonded and insured agency that employees professional artists who are, “pursuing their dreams while sharing their artistic gifts with children.”

While you’re enjoying a show, your child will learn songs, dance, make crafts, and playing theater games. It’s a win/win for parents and kids!

Playtime! is for children ages 4-12. Currently, this service is available mostly for weekend shows at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre, and The Westside Theatre.

This service makes it possible for parents in or near New York City to enjoy a night out and know their kids are well cared for. I love the idea of Playtime! as an affordable option to get parents back to the theater. To learn more about Playtime!, visit their website.

Looking for a special Father’s Day gift? Check out the shows that are being offered right now or in the future and buy tickets for a night out just for the both of you — while your child is having fun at Playtime!


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