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.


Total Capacity (with orchestra pit seating): 853
Total Capacity (no seats on orchestra pit): 789

  • Orchestra Pit: 62
  • Orchestra: 440
  • Parterre: 168
  • Balcony: 183

Stage Dimensions

  • Proscenium Width: 45’-9” (inside proscenium columns)
  • Proscenium Height: 32’ to canopy
  • Stage Depth: 35’-8” to upstage wall (46’-9” with Orchestra Pit at Stage Height)


Large inventory of LED and Conventional lighting fixtures, controlled by ETC Eos Ti lighting console.

ETC Sensor3 dimming system with 312 dimmers distributed dimmer per circuit throughout the theater.

Additional company switches available for rental equipment.

Sound System

Flexible sound reinforcement system for lectures, theatrical performances, live music, and recorded audio playback. D&B speaker system fed from a Yamaha PM5D digital sound console. Large inventory of wired and wireless microphones available.

Audio-Visual Connectivity

Wired internet connections available throughout the theater. Dark Verizon fiber connection available on stage. Cable pass-through for production trucks on LaGuardia Place.


One 1920×1200 (16:10 aspect ratio) video projector available mounted on balcony rail. Connection to projector possible over DVI, SDI, VGA, or HDMI with use of house video switcher.

One projection screen is available with an image size of 25’ wide x 15’ high (5:3 aspect ratio).

Orchestra Pit

43’7” long x 17’9” wide. Depth is adjustable. Maximum depth of 6’ from floor of the house.