The Claire Tow Theater is home to LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's programming initiative dedicated to producing the work of new artists and building new audiences. Lincoln Center Theater had long imagined building a third theater for the next generation of playwrights, directors and designers to work at LCT. The new Claire Tow Theater is the centerpiece of the two-story, 23,000-square-foot addition built on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater. The theater is named the Claire Tow Theater in honor of the wife of longtime LCT Board Member Leonard Tow, recognizing the Tow Foundation's outstanding leadership support.