Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

The programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU's mission to be an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. At the same time, the Center provides a unique venue for enhancing a sense of community while showcasing cultural and performing arts events at NYU and in lower Manhattan.

This 860-seat theater is the setting for our multi-arts, professional presenting program in Manhattan, which is also university based. As a result, a natural and vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance by inspiring the NYU student population with the contemporary relevance of the performing arts.

The Center, like the city it calls home, thrives from melting-pot ideas and sensibilities. Student productions, university events, artistic premieres, re-energized classics, popular music, comedy, and riveting dialogues with the world's great thinkers make up only a sample of what one might find at NYU Skirball Center.


Programming is represented by four categories that reflect the mission of the Center:  performances featuring established and emerging artists which represent the eclectic, contemporary aesthetic landscape; The Big Red Chair Family Series aims to engage primarily "future NYU students" and their families; events which spotlight our students and faculty at their best through performances, lectures, and symposium reflecting the rich intellectual context of the arts; and celebrations of diversity through music and dance performances from around the globe.

We frequently partner with cultural institutions from around New York City and around the world with special emphasis given to those located in sites affiliated with NYU's Global Network.


Artists and companies wishing to be considered for a presenting and educational partnership with NYU Skirball Center can send materials (including a cover letter, press reviews, availability information, and at least one high-quality work sample) to:

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Attn: Programming
Administrative Offices
60 Washington Square South, Suite 505 
New York, NY 10012-1019

No calls or emails, please.

Artists and companies wishing to self-produce can find more information here.

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