Performing and Fine Arts Venues
The Kaye Playhouse
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, a fully-equipped proscenium theater with 624 seats, boasts an elegant 1940’s design. It is home to a wide array of national and international events, including theatrical productions, dance performances, chamber music and opera, film/photo/television shoots, fashion shows, jazz concerts, lectures, corporate meetings, vocal concerts, and children’s shows.
The Kaye’s flexible and sophisticated sound and lighting systems enhance and improve the event experience for both performers and audiences. Each season, the Kaye Playhouse hosts over 200 events, bringing an eclectic mix of live performances to over 100,000 theatergoers annually.
Main campus gallery: (212) 772-4991
The Hunter College Art Galleries, comprised of the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery, The 205 Hudson Gallery, and The Artist’s Institute are committed to a dynamic exhibition program that expands the classroom experience of undergraduate learning across the college. The Galleries are also integral to the graduate programs in Art and Art History, affording students the opportunity to work hands-on with faculty, guest curators, and gallery staff to develop exhibitions that encourage critical thinking, original research, and direct contact with both historical and contemporary art.
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery is located in the West Building of the main campus at 68th Street and Lexington Avenue and focuses on historical and scholarly exhibitions developed by faculty, students, and alumni.
The 205 Hudson Gallery is a new street level exhibition space, housed in the Studio MFA program building in Tribeca. 205 Hudson is dedicated to engaging contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, performance events, and programming, including exhibitions of graduating MFA students.
The Artist’s Institute, located at Casa Lally on East 65th Street, was founded in 2010 by Hunter College and curator Anthony Huberman. The Artist’s Institute is an experimental platform for thinking about art in the present moment, with an annual program that is divided into two six-month seasons, each of which is dedicated to the work of a single artist.
Located in the Silberman School of Social Work Building at 119th Street, The Hunter College East Harlem Art Gallery is a space for initiating partnerships between different departments and academic disciplines. The gallery presents exhibitions and public events that foster academic collaboration at Hunter College while addressing subjects relevant to the East Harlem community.
The Frederick Loewe Theatre
Ground Floor Thomas Hunter
Box office: (212) 772- 4448
Administrative office: (212) 772-4227
The Frederick Loewe Theatre is a black-box theatre that seats an audience of 100. It has the ability to accommodate proscenium or thrust stage productions and houses most of the Department of Theatre events.
Hunter College 68th Street Campus
The Hunter College Assembly Hall seats 2,171 and is suitable for concerts, lectures, films, commencements, and a variety of programming. For information call (212) 396-6902.
The Kaye Playhouse seats 624 and has full stage facilities and an orchestra pit for theatrical and operatic productions, recitals, lectures, chamber music and dance performances. For information, call (212) 772-4471 or visit the Kaye Playhouse website.
The Ida K. Lang Recital Hall has 149 seats and is used for a variety of musical performances by Hunter students, faculty, and other artists. The hall is equipped with a multimedia projection system and surround sound. For further information, call (212) 772-4227.
The Frederick Loewe Theatre, a variable space which seats up to 100 people, is the production center for the Department of Theatre and for the Hunter Theatre Project. For further information, contact the theatre department at (212) 772-5149.
The Peggy, a newly renovated dance studio, with a capacity of 75. One of the rehearsal studio’s used for the Dance Department.
The Blackbox (room N543) is used for classes, shows, screenings, and events for the Film and Media Division.
Brecher Hall (room N635) is the primary rehearsal space for the Music Department at Hunter College. This room has a planned renovation to improve existing acoustics, furnishings and mechanical systems. To accommodate both orchestral and choral rehearsal of varying sizes, flexible seating on risers can be arranged to seat as many as 133 musicians.
In addition to new audio recording and playback equipment, acoustic improvements will include custom perforated wood ceiling panels and retractable wall curtains for sound attenuation.
Hunter College Brookdale Campus
The Auditorium at the Brookdale Center seats 848. It is used for meetings, lectures, concerts, and dramatic performances. Call Central Reservations for further information (212) 396-6902.
The Brookdale Campus Rotunda is a spacious circular room with an abundance of natural light. Situated near the front of the auditorium, with the capacity to accommodate around 800 people, the rotunda can act as a pre-theater reception area, cocktail space, book signing location, or scenic gathering spot. Call Central Reservations for further information (212) 396-6902.
Hunter College Campus Schools
The Auditorium at the Hunter College Campus School is a great location for any theatrical production or ceremony. A sunken stage nestled among a 450 stadium chairs creates an intimate feeling between the person on stage and those in the audience. The auditorium is fully equipped with audio-visual equipment, as well as a piano. Call Central Reservations for further information (212) 396-6902.
The Silberman School of Social Work
The Harold Lewis Auditorium at the School of Social Work seats 157. It is suitable for lectures, meetings and a variety of events. For further information, call Central Reservations at (212) 396-6902.
Hunter North Lobby
The Assembly Hall is Hunter’s largest performance venue. With a seating capacity of 2,079, the hall hosts performances by the Hunter College Symphony, concerts, meetings, forums and a variety of other events. Anyone interested in reserving the Assembly Hall for an event should contact the Office of Central Reservations at (212) 396-6902.
Ida K. Lang Recital Hall
4th Floor Hunter North
Box office: (212) 772-4448
Administrative office: (212) 772-4227
The Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, a 149-seat auditorium designed by the firm of Abramowitz Kingsland Schiff, opened in Spring 1995.This state-of-the-art facility hosts jazz concerts, chamber music ensembles and film festivals and houses most of the Department of Music graduation and faculty recitals. Artists from throughout the world have performed at the Lang.