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Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Jay Wegman , Executive Director

NYU Skirball located in the heart of Greenwich Village, is one of New York City’s major presenters of international work, and has been the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events in lower Manhattan since 2003. The 800-seat theater, led by Director Jay Wegman, provides a home for internationally renowned artists, innovators and thinkers. NYU Skirball hosts over 300 events annually, from re-inventions of the classics to cutting-edge premieres, in genres ranging from dance, theater and performance arts to comedy, music and  film.

NYU Skirball’s unique partnership with New York University enables it to draw on the University’s intellectual riches and resources to enhance its programming with dialogues, public forums and conversations with artists, philosophers, scientists, Nobel Laureates and journalists.

NYU Skirball

Music, theater, and dance have a rich history in Greenwich Village. NYU's Skirball Center continues this tradition of creativity and artistic discovery with a broad range of compelling performance events at affordable ticket prices for the NYU community and our neighbors in an evolving lower Manhattan. The Skirball Center is committed to the University's role "in and of the world," and works closely with cultural partners to reflect its global urban home by presenting a variety of voices in many different languages. Above all, the Skirball Center is a reflection of NYU's commitment to education in, and through, the performing arts.

NYU Skirball Box Office

Purchase tickets online, by phone, or in person at the Skirball Box Office located just inside the theater's lobby entrance. As a member of the NYU community, you are eligible to purchase discounted tickets to our events. Check out our website for the latest information on upcoming events and performances!


ScholasTix is NYU's clearinghouse for tickets to the movies, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, sporting events, musical concerts and more, all at a reduced price. You may purchase tickets in person at the NYU Skirball's Box Office with your valid NYU ID or online via NYU Global Home. To purchase tickets online, login to NYU Global Home, select NYU Life and scroll down to NYU Skirball Box Office where you can make your purchase.

The generosity of the Skirball Foundation made the theater possible and, in recognition, it is named after Jack H. Skirball. The theater is situated at the base of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life and the Skirball Center's administrative offices are located on the 5th floor of the building. The entire Kimmel Center was designed by distinguished architect Kevin Roche and Artec Consultants Inc.


Key People

In Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Vincent Iaropoli

Assistant Director, Finance


Tracey Woolley

Administrative Coordinator


J M de Leon

Assistant Director, Engagement


Ronni Mandell

Senior Director, Campus Services


Melissa Negro

Senior Manager, Marketing


Kimberly Olstad

Assistant Director, Development

Amy Coombs

Director, Operations


Zachary Spitzer

Manager, Production


Ian Tabatchnick

Manager, Front of House


Jenny Liao

Manager, Front of House

Donald Short

Supervisor, Lighting & Audio


Louis DiLeo

Supervisor, Lighting & Audio


Anglie Golightly

Theater Technician


Brian Emens

Theater Technician


George Faya

Theater Technician


Joe Petrowski

Manager, Box Office


Bill Klemm

Assistant Manager, Ticket Services


Emily Gildea

Assistant Box Office Manager