Voted the "Best Outdoor Theater" in New York City by 'L' Magazine, over even the Public Theater in Central Park, Hudson Classical Theater Company (formerly Hudson Warehouse) was founded in 2004 by Nicholas Martin-Smith with the intention of delivering the most vibrant, relevant, and engaging outdoor theater possible. With a strong sense of community, HCTC has brought their work into community centers, senior and veteran centers, schools, and to the public with their partnership with Riverside Parks Department and the Riverside Park Conservancy. Through HCTC’s partnership with the New York City Department of Corrections they have also brought productions and classes into detention centers.