The Slipper Room to Reopen for Variety Shows April 23
With city and state restrictions on venues gradually relaxing, performance venues are trickling back to life. Here on the Lower East Side, the latest to resume its nighttime entertainment is the Slipper Room.
The self-proclaimed “Palace of Variety” announced its return to the fray with variety shows starting April 23.
It’s been a yearlong slumber for the Slipper Room, which temporarily closed down with countless other businesses at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic last March.
The Slipper Room has been a neo-vaudeville hub since its founding at 167 Orchard in 1999. Programming over the years runs the gamut from burlesque and variety performances to comedy shows.
Its original single-story home was knocked down eleven years later for a swanky theater complete with proscenium, mezzanine seating, and plenty of velvet.