Claire Tow

The Claire Tow Theater opened in June 2012 as Lincoln Center Theater's third and newest performance space. For theater lovers interested in the next generation of theater artists, the Claire Tow is the home of LCT3, a programming initiative dedicated to works by new artists, playwrights, and directors. The theater was built as a two-story addition to the roof of Lincoln Center Theater’s Vivian Beaumont Theater, with entrances from Hearst Plaza by the Reflecting Pool and on West 65th Street across from The Juilliard School.  The airy lobby has a bar and great views of Lincoln Center Plaza, with doors that open onto an outdoor terrace surrounded by a new green roof.  Both the bar and the terrace are open to ticket holders before and after show time.


Pick-Up/Drop-Off: West 64th Street and Amsterdam Avenue near glass doors that lead to the lower lobby. Exiting at West 62nd between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Accessible Entry: For the box office, serving the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters: use the street-level entrance on West 65th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. Enter through the glass doors in front of the large curved mural, and use the wheelchair lift on the left. The doorbell next to the lift will call a security guard to assist if necessary. The Beaumont lobby and orchestra level are accessible by a ramp located to the right of the box office.

For the Claire Tow Theater, use the two elevators located inside the Beaumont lobby, at the Lincoln Center plaza level. To access the plaza from West 65th Street, use the elevator to the right of the Lincoln Center marquee. An auxiliary box office is open at the Claire Tow Theater one hour before performances for ticket pick-up and purchase. At all other times, please visit the main Lincoln Center Theater box office for ticket sales and will-call pick-up.

Accessible Seating: Please specify whether you require a wheelchair location or if you will transfer from a wheelchair when purchasing tickets. 

Orchestra level is accessible via the two elevators from the Beaumont lobby. Entrance is at Row A which is the only row accessible to people using wheelchairs. There are 2 steps up per row to reach all other seats. 

Restrooms: Accessible restrooms are located on the lobby levels of the Beaumont, Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters.

Water Fountains: Accessible near restrooms on the lobby level of the Beaumont, Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters. Cups are available at refreshment facility. 

Assistive Listening Devices: Headsets and neck loops are available from the concessions bar in each lobby. A valid photo ID is needed to ensure return.

Drinks and Dining

The Claire Tow Theater bar offers drinks and a light menu nightly. Opens to Claire Tow Theater ticketholders half an hour before curtain and stays open after all performances, except the Friday and Saturday at 7pm shows.


150 West 65th Street (Located on the roof of the Vivian Beaumont Theater)

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