Constructed in 1923 on a design by architect Harry P. Knowles, the New York City Center is a Moorish Revival theatre in Midtown Manhattan. It provides a performance venue for dance companies and the Fall for Dance Festival, as well as the Encores! series that presents rarely-heard American musicals.
Admire the elaborate polychrome tile work on the exterior of the New York City Center, with its recently restored, 31-metre-high dome covered by more than 28,000 tiles. In addition to its 2,557-seat main stage, the complex also houses two smaller theatre spaces and four studios where rehearsals and workshops take place.
Check to see what’s being held at the New York City Center during your visit to Manhattan, with touring international and national dance companies regularly on the bill. Community and education programs are also held at the centre, including masterclasses, art exhibitions and performance-related talks.
The New York City Center is located adjacent to the 57 Street subway station or can be accessed by several bus routes that stop nearby. John F. Kennedy International Airport is 35 minutes’ drive from the centre while LaGuardia Airport is 25 minutes away.