The Ronald O. Perelman Center for the Performing Arts, scheduled to open in 2021, will be a one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary performing arts center, offering artists the latest theatrical design and technological opportunities to create boundary-pushing work, unlike anywhere else in New York City.
Located at the World Trade Center, the Perelman Center will be a beacon of hope that celebrates life and humanity, producing and premiering work from leading multicultural, international artists in theater, dance, music, film, and chamber and new opera.
Its bold, unforgettable performances will redefine Lower Manhattan as a prime cultural destination and serve as a living testament to the power of the arts to inspire, entertain, and unite us.
The Perelman Center will be a home for creativity—a birthplace, not a showcase. We will produce and co-produce with other companies, both local and international.
We are Flexible
The Perelman Center will have cutting edge, flexible theater design that provides endless possibilities for live performance. Our three separate theaters will have the ability to be combined into several different configurations, creating both intimate and grand settings to accommodate audiences from 84 to 1205.
We are Alive All Day
From early morning until late at night, the Perelman Center will be a place to gather, convene, and reflect, welcoming the local community, artists, and visitors from around the world with programs, special events, and public spaces to meet and dine.
We are Technologically Advanced and Digitally Connected
The Perelman Center will have state-of-the-art technological capabilities integrated into the design of our performance spaces allowing:
Unparalleled production design
The interchange of work among artists, institutions, and audiences worldwide
Virtual connections and remote educational programs creating global classrooms
We Defy Expectations
The experience of being in the Perelman Center will never be the same. We will constantly surprise audiences and visitors with our:
Adaptable theater spaces that continually reconfigure themselves
Ever-shifting front of house processional spaces leading to and from the theaters
Broad range of artistic and community programs that push and blur boundaries