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Imagine the Possibilities

Each year, The Center attracts more than 125,000 people attending over 600 events. We present professional series of music, dance and theatre performances and many special events in the complex's four theatres. Additionally, the conservatory and academic divisions of Purchase College use the facility, as do many of the area's major arts organizations.

The theatres, lobby areas, and support spaces are available for rental and can be adapted in a myriad of ways to suit your needs.

Click here or use the links to learn more about each of our theatres.

The Concert Hall
The PepsiCo Theatre
The Recital Hall
The Repertory Theatre

View our facilities rental brochure:

For additional information about renting the theatres or auxiliarly spaces at
The Performing Arts Center (including rate information), please call 914-251-6196.

Clients & Events

Benefits. Non-profit organizations, including the American Cancer Society, UJA-Federation, Family Medical Center's Open Door Clinics, Food Bank for Westchester, and United Cerebral Palsy, have used The Center for fundraising events; benefit concerts have featured artists such as the B-52's, Elvis Costello, Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, and Michael Feinstein. A formal dinner or cocktail reception in the lobby is often added to round out the evening.

Corporate Events. Major corporations such as Stop & Shop, Regeneron, Citibank, PepsiCo, ConEdison, IBM, and J.P. Morgan have held world satellite conferences, stockholder meetings, employee meetings, promotional kickoffs, trade shows and private parties in the complex.

Private Parties. Whether you’re going for over-the-top spectacular or quietly elegant, the Center’s large, adaptable stages are the perfect canvas on which to create a unique environment for your party or other special gathering. Conveniently located, with ample parking and multiple interior spaces to choose from, The Center is an ideal and unique option for private events of all sizes — graduations, bar and bat mitzvahs, dinners, and receptions.

Recording Sessions. The theatres’ fine acoustics have attracted Deutsche Grammophon, SONY Classical, BMG Records, and Decca International. The New York Philharmonic, Jessye Norman, Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Garrick Ohlsson, Brad Meldhau, Renee Fleming, and Keith Jarrett have all recorded at The Center.

Film/Television/Commercials/Industrials. Scenes from feature films such as Black Swan, Random Hearts, In and Out, and Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz were shot at The Center. The theatres have also been used for the taping of live concert performances for broadcast and as a set for commercials, fashion shoots, and industrial films.

Pre-Broadway/Production House/Theatre Workshops/Residencies. The Center’s shops and stages have been used to assemble tours and as rehearsal space for major Broadway productions and dance companies. Monkey: Journey to the West, Tarzan, The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Annie Get Your Gun, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, and Kiss of the Spider Woman all started out here; The Classic Stage Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Joffrey Ballet, and The Paul Taylor Dance Company have been in residence at The Center.