Pose is set in New York City in the late 1980s to early 90s, exploring NYC’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender nonconforming ballroom culture of the time period. Typical of many New York stories, Pose shows the juxtaposition of the Midtown Manhattan elite with society’s outcasts, in this case transgender adults and minority gay teens that find community in each other. The show has been met with critical acclaim with multiple award nominations and wins, the most notable being Billy Porter who won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, making him the first openly gay black man to be nominated for and win in an Emmy lead acting category. You can see some locations from the FX series on the East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour.
Pose Filming Locations
Louis Valentino, Jr. Park and Pier: This waterfront lawn in Brooklyn has been featured in multiple episodes.
Chelsea Square Restaurant: Located at 368W 23rd Street, this old school NYC diner serves as the backdrop for Ball Patron’s Restaurant in the show.
The Playpen: The peep show in Pose is located in this venue, on 8th Avenue right next to Times Square.
Brooklyn Museum: New York City’s third largest museum in physical size is an easily recognizable filming location.
Loew’s Moorish Movie Palace: Located in Manhattan, this movie palace turned theater has a lavishly eclectic interior that has remained virtually the same since its opening in 1930.
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.