When opening its doors in 1929, the St. George Theatre quickly outshone most of its competitors of its day such as the Ritz, Liberty and Victory theatres, none of which exist today. After closing its doors for over 30 years, a non-profit organization, the St. George Theatre Restoration Inc., was formed to save the theatre from being torn down. Since reopening the theatre in 2004, names such as Tony Bennett, Smokie Robinson, Diana Ross, and Liza Minelli have graced the stage of this majestic 1,800 seat venue. It now serves as a cultural arts center for a myriad of activities, including outreach educational programs, concerts featuring international recording artists and legends, touring Broadway companies, and television and film productions, such as “SMASH” and “America’s Got Talent”. The magnificent St. George Theatre shines once again and serves as a major venue for Staten Island and all of New York City.
Originally called the Pauline Edwards Theatre, it quickly became the most treasured part of the Field Building due to its Italian Romanesque qualities. Mason Hall is located in the heart of Manhattan and was formerly the main theater of the City University of New York. With over 1000 seats, Mason Hall is still Baruch College’s main auditorium theater and continues to be the theatre of choice for lectures, conferences, speeches and performing arts events.
Symphony Space got its start on January 7, 1978 and has become a New York institution. Symphony Space brings artists and audiences together to make magic. As a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center, Symphony Space’s mission is to offer artistic leadership that promotes innovation, excellence, engagement, and accessibility to artists and audiences alike.
Gerald W. Lynch Theater
Since opening its doors in 1988, the Gerald W. Lynch Theater has been an invaluable cultural resource for John Jay College and the larger New York City community. The Theater is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performing arts programming of all disciplines. The Theater has hosted events in the Lincoln Center Festival since its first season in 1996, as well as New York City Opera, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera Guild and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Ailey II.
Center for the Arts
Located at the heart of the 204-acre campus of the College of Staten Island (CSI), the Center for the Arts (CFA) is one of the leading, state-of-the-art, performing arts centers in Staten Island. Designed by Edward Durell Stone Associates, the CFA opened its doors to the public on April 13, 1996. Since its opening, the CFA has presented 310 artists and artist groups with audiences totaling 130,000.