Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Vivian Beaumont Theater


Architect Hugh Hardy led the $16 million renovation of the Vivian Beaumont Theatre with Fisher Dachs Associates. A traditional proscenium configuration in the space was eschewed for a modern thrust stage with stadium-style seating for 1,080.

Other improvements to the space include new HVAC and air circulation systems, wheelchair accessibility in the lobby, a much larger lighting grid with over 80 available positions, and semi-circular catwalks for the designers to use. (The previous walks were rectangular, making their use awkward, considering the circular Beaumont and Newhouse stages.)

  • Client: Lincoln Center
  • Architect: Hardy Holzman Pfieffer
  • Completion Year: 1998
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Acoustician: Jaffe Holden Acoustics
  • Capacity: 1,080 seats

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