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When you perform on City Center’s 2257-seat mainstage, you walk in the footsteps of legends. Originally built in 1923 and full restored in 2011, this gorgeous Neo-Moorish theater with its singular domed roof has hosted a historic slate of companies and artists, including George Balanchine, Orson Welles, Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Beverly Sills, Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Björk, and many more.

In addition to its legacy of dance and theater performances, for over 80 years City Center has hosted a wide variety of business and shareholder meetings, upfronts, graduations, award ceremonies, and fundraisers.

New York City Center’s mainstage theater is available for daily or weekly rentals.

For more information, please submit a rental request or contact

Rent the Theater

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Mainstage Details

Front of House Location

131 W 55th St (between Sixth and Seventh avenues)
New York, NY 10019

Loading Dock

130 West 56th St, NY, NY 10019


  • Max. seating capacity: 2,257
  • Orchestra pit: 71
  • Orchestra: 608
  • Grand Tier: 209
  • Mezzanine: 617
  • Balcony: 752


  • Stage Playing Space 42’ wide by 39’ deep
  • Proscenium Opening 45’ wide x 26’6” high
  • Grid Height 59' 9”, Max out trim to nbottom chord 56'9”


  • Black Marley dance floor

  • Softgood Package: Legs, Boarders, Cyc, Scrim, Full Stage Black, Red Main Curtain

  • D & B Sound System

  • Convention Light Package and EOS Console

  • Movable orchestra pit accommodates up to 45 musicians

  • Dressing rooms for 80+ people

  • Union labor

  • Box Office services

Ground Plan and Section [PDF]

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