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Photos of the Claire Tow Theater

Construction of the Claire Tow Theater

Construction photos and video

Renderings of the Claire Tow Theater

Architectural renderings of the new rooftop addition.

Interviews with LCT3 Artists

About the
Claire Tow Theater

The theater is located on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam). It is accessible by two elevators located inside the Beaumont lobby, at the Lincoln Center plaza level.

Box Office Info





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.

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.

Lincoln Center Theater has established a capital campaign to fund the construction cost as well as to provide endowment and operating funds for LCT3 programming in the new theater. For information about supporting the Campaign for LCT3, including naming opportunities, please contact LCT's Director of Development, Hattie K. Jutagir, at 212-501-3250 or

Please click HERE to view the Campaign for LCT3 brochure.

Please click HERE to learn more about the Claire Tow Theater's LEED certification.