The Box, New York
Occupying an intimate venue on Chrystie Street, The Box is an exclusive nightclub that features everything from contemporary burlesque and circus performances, to exotic cocktails and fine dining.
Opened by Simon Hammerstein – grandson of theatre genius Oscar Hammerstein II – in 2007, the club was recently crowned “Nightclub of the Year” at the 2010 Quintessentially awards.
Built on the site of a former sign factory on the Lower East Side, a place famed for its 1930’s burlesque halls and dime museums, The Box offers guests a taste of American theatre history in the form of contortion art, burlesque, and fire eating.
Accommodating up to 392, the club has a seated dining capacity of 150 where guests can enjoy exquisite bistro cuisine in ambient, retro booths, while watching the exotic performances that surround them.
Fashioned by Hecho Inc.’s John Kole and Phil Morgan, the venue is lit by gaslight and decorated with seductive red tones as a way of further exaggerating the overall ambience of the place.
With a notoriously strict door policy that allows for only the most prestigious cliental, The Box is shrouded in secrecy and forbids the use of phones and cameras. Over the years the club has played host to an illustrious array of international jetsetters and worldwide celebrities.