World Premiere


January 8*, 10, 13-15 at 7:30pm | January 9 at 2pm at Playhouse Theater at Abrons Art Center | 65 minutes


Join us to celebrate the world premiere opening night of this beautiful, heartbreaking new opera. Tickets for the opening night of Trade on January 8th at 7:30 pm range from $50-$150.

The story of two men in working-class Dublin, both trapped within their own lives. Set in a cheap hotel room, Older Man has solicited Young Man for a sexual encounter, a ritual that has happened many times before. Older Man is trapped by his marriage, his sexuality, and his deepening feelings for Young Man. Young Man is trapped by his need for money to support a young baby. In this dingy hotel room, they wrestle with their own inner demons and their need for each other.

Join us January 10 after the 8:30pm performance for an artist conversation.

Co-commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects, Irish National Opera, Trinity Wall Street, and Nancy & Barry Sanders. Additional production support provided by Virginia B. Toulmin Charitable Foundation, Antonia & Vladimer Kulaev Cultural Heritage Fund,Inc, Elizabeth Greenberg, and Culture Ireland.

In accordance with state guidelines all audience members, employees, vendors, and artists must be fully vaccinated to enter any PROTOTYPE affiliated facility. Additionally, everyone must be masked while indoors. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted until they are fully vaccinated. Theatres are operating at 100% capacity and at this time food and beverage will not be served on site, subject to change.

$30 with PROTO Pack
$65 with Premium PROTO Pack

*Tickets to the opening night on January 8 will have elevated pricing. Every ticket to this performance includes a donation to support the vitality of this festival.

Get Tickets

Playhouse Theater at Abrons Art Center
466 Grand Street
(at Pitt Street)
New York, NY

: F to Delancey Street or East Broadway.; J or M to Essex Street.; D or B to Grand Street.  Bus: M15 to Grand St.; M22 to Montgomery Street.; M9 to Grand Street.; M14A-SBS to Grand Street.; B39 to Essex Street.

The Abrons Arts Center is an accessible entrance venue. All visitors should check in at the front desk of Abrons Arts Center, located at 466 Grand Street. For visitors attending performances in the Playhouse theater, front of house staff will escort you to accessible seats in the theater. For visitors attending performances in the Underground or Experimental theaters, front of house staff will direct you to the accessible entrance, which is located through our garden on Willet Street between Grand and Broome Streets. Visitors will have to ring a bell to unlock the garden gate, which does not have an activation push button. Visitors will then reach another door, which can be opened using an activation push button. Restrooms adjacent to the Playhouse and Underground theaters are wheelchair accessible. If attending a performance in the Experimental theater, wheelchair accessible bathrooms are accessible by elevator.

Parking lots can be found on East Broadway between Clinton and Montgomery St, and on Coumbia St between Delancey and Broome St.

Emma O'Halloran

Mark O'Halloran

Tom Creed

Julian Wachner