New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for cultural and performing arts events for the university. Since opening in 2003, the 860-seat center has presented university events and hosted the productions of outside organizations.

    The main theater lobby, located one level below the main entrance, provides a spacious and friendly atmosphere where audience members socialize and enjoy refreshments  from the café. Backstage, support facilities including dressing rooms, wardrobe, a rehearsal area, and the Skirball technical staff's production office.