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The Bruno Walter Auditorium


The Bruno Walter Auditorium, located at the Amsterdam Ave. and 65th St. entrance, is an ideal location for screenings, readings, panel presentations, and live performances. Named for the distinguished German-born American conductor, it can accommodate audiences of up to 202, in an intimate and inviting space, and is fully ADA-compliant.

The newly-renovated auditorium features exquisite acoustics for live performances, and supports audio/video projection in a variety of formats.

After a performance in the BWA, the perfect spot to gather is in our adjacent Green Room, which can accommodate up to 30 guests, with separate dressing room and shower facilities. The dimensions of the Bruno Walter

Auditorium stage:
Depth: 13' 6"
Width: 35'
Screen size: 25' x 12'

For rates and other information regarding space rental at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts please call 212-870-1698, or email

No fund-raising, political or religious functions permitted. Events must be by invitation only.