Skirball Center for the Performing Arts - New York University

The Skirball Center is suitable for a wide range of events including concerts, dance, drama, musical theater, new media performances, opera, video & film exhibition, television recording or broadcast, ceremonies, conferences, lectures, receptions, and symposia.


NYU Skirball Center Technical Packet (Adobe Acrobat PDF) 

Seating Chart (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Ground Plan (Adobe Acrobat PDF)
Ground Plan and Section (Vectorworks)

Lighting Rep Plot (Vectorworks)
Hookup (Lightwright)
Magic Sheet (Adobe Acrobat PDF)


867 Total Seats
515 Orchestra Seats
166 Parterre Seats
179 Balcony Seats

Stage Dimensions

Proscenium Width: 68’-0”
(45’ – 9” inside to inside proscenium columns)

Proscenium Height: 32’ to canopy

Stage Depth: 29’-6” to upstage wall


Minimum dimensions 43’7” long x 17’11” wide = 774 sq. ft. +. Depth is adjustable. Maximum depth of 6’ from floor of the house.


Control: ETC EOS lighting control system; 5,000 output channels.
Dimming: ETC Sensor3 Digital Dimming System; 3 Dimmer Racks with 144 dual 2.4 KW status-reporting dimmer modules.
Distribution: Dimmer per circuit system with 288 circuits – at Onstage Electric Pipes, Stage Floor Positions, FOH Catwalks, Box Booms and Balcony Rail.
Protocol: Ethernet and DMX-512.

Sound System

Configurable system for speech reinforcement, public address and lectures and assemblies is part of house equipment. Additionally, theater has been wired to accommodate the following uses: live sound reinforcement, theatrical performance and recorded audio playback.

Audio-Visual Connectivity

Bi-directional communication with outside entities and recording are implemented in a variety of ways. There is a cable pass-through for production vans located on LaGuardia Place with a route to the theater.


Video projection is of very high quality. There is 1 high brightness, high resolution video projector with a native resolution of no less than 1280 x 1024, and capable of direct projection of standard definition and high definition television and computer video up to 1280 x 1024 resolution.

There is one projection screen with an image size of 25’ wide x 15’ high. The screen is sized for single-image projection in widescreen (16:9) and standard (4:3) formats.


PHOTOS: Greg Kessler