Only one seat available in Theatre for One.

Only one seat available in the Theatre For One. Image by David Joyce / CC BY-SA 2.0

Many theatre owners like to say they offer an intimate show but only one really means it. That would be Theatre For One – a 4ft by 8ft (1.2m by 2.4m) portable theatre which allows one audience member at a time to see one short play performed by a single actor.

The theatre will be parked in three Manhattan locations for the next two months, offering shows for free. Which play the audience sees is largely the luck of the draw, adding to the unique theatrical event.

Each lucky audience member slips into a section of the theatre and waits until a partition rises, revealing a performer who then begins his or her short piece.

(Press Association)