Rent Our Theater

An historic venue with state-of-the-art facilities, New York City Center’s Mainstage Theater is available for daily and weekly rental by performing arts companies, concert promoters, fundraisers, business meeting planners, and others for a variety of special presentations both public and private. The theater accommodates a maximum seating capacity of 2,257. (The orchestra pit seats 71, the orchestra seats 608, the Grand Tier seats 209, the mezzanine seats 617, and the balcony seats 752.) Located at 131 West 55th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, the site is convenient to public transportation, hotels, and restaurants.

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The Space

  • Proscenium stage measuring 45’ wide by 43’ deep, with a full rigging system.
  • State-of-the-art lighting and sound control systems
  • Stage with permanent sprung dance floor
  • Full complement of soft goods
  • Dressing rooms for 80+ people
  • Movable orchestra pit accommodates up to 45 musicians
  • Union labor
  • Box office services



Additional Technical Information/Downloads

Technical Specifications
Download Theater Technical Specifications (PDF)

Lineset Schedules
Download Metric Lineset (PDF)
Download Imperial Lineset (PDF)
Download Metric Lineset (Excel)
Download Imperial Lineset (Excel)

Theater Plans in PDF Format
Download Theater Stage Floor Plan - Half Inch Scale (PDF)
Download Theater FOH Floor Plan - Half Inch Scale (PDF)
Download Theater Section - Half Inch Scale (PDF)
Download Theater Section - Quarter Inch Scale (PDF)

Theater Plans in Vectorworks
Vectorworks 2017: Download Theater Floor Plan and Section (VWX)
Vectorworks 2019: 
Download Theater Floor Plan and Section (VWX)

Theater Plans in DWG Format
Download Theater Floor Plan and Section (DWG)