Event Spaces at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts — celebrated for its extensive archival collections, and benefiting from a recent extensive renovation — is now making its facilities available for rent! 

The Library's spaces can accommodate a variety of events:

  • Business Conferences
  • Film Screenings
  • Dance / Music Performances
  • Luncheons
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Dinners
  • Outdoor Terrace Event.

Located in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts complex on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Library is easily accessible via Lincoln Center Plaza or West 65th Street. Convenient to all forms of public transportation, cars and trucks, with nearby parking facilities, it is surrounded by restaurants, hotels, shopping, and other cultural attractions.

Plaza Level Lobby

Looking out onto Lincoln Center, the Plaza Level Lobby is a great location for meetings, luncheons, and receptions.  It can host up to 200 guests in an easily accessible location. The dimensions of the Lincoln Center Plaza level lobby: 17,650 sq.ft

Located on the upper floor of the Plaza Lobby, the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Reading Room can seat 40 for business meetings or lectures.

The Plaza Level Lobby is not available for rent during the Library’s open hours:

Monday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Thursday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 P.M..
Friday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M.
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 P.M..
Sunday: CLOSED

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 LPArentals@nypl.org.

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

Configuration Capacity
Luncheon, reception, meeting 200
Reading room meeting/lecture 40