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.
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.