The Claire Tow Theater opened in June 2012 and is Lincoln Center Theater's newest space. It 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.
Designed by architect Hugh Hardy, this new venue includes the theater, much-needed rehearsal and office space, support areas, and a spacious lobby that opens onto an outdoor terrace surrounded by a new green roof. The outdoor area offers magnificent views of the rejuvenated Lincoln Center plaza.
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.
Watch a time-lapse video of the construction of the Claire Tow Theater: