Since 1888

Welcome to “A Certain Club”

In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators (including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman) founded The Players.

Located in a Greek Revival townhouse facing historic Gramercy Park, modeled after London's famed Garrick Club, The Players was the first American club of its kind.  Its purpose:  "The promotion of social intercourse between members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, architecture, sculpture and music, law and medicine, and the patrons of the arts . . ." 

Today, men and women from a variety of professions in the arts, business, and commerce enjoy The Players' unique spirit of conviviality and tradition that truly makes it “a certain club.”


Public Events

The Players is a private club.

Any member of the public can apply for membership.  You can find out more here

The public is welcome to certain events. 

Certain events held at The Players are open to the public.  Visiting us is a great way to see the club and get a feel for the jovial atmosphere.   Here is our public calendar.  

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