David Geffen Hall to Open in October 2022

By Francisco Salazar

Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic are set to open up the new David Geffen Hall this October.

The Hall will be delivered two years ahead of schedule and with the aid of a $550 million project funding goal. The new hall will support more than $600 million in economic activity and 6,000 jobs for New Yorkers.

The renovation will also create tens of thousands of square feet of new public space for diverse cultural uses, including performance and community. New renderings and videos of the public spaces designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, as well as an updated animation of the new theater designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, led by Principal Gary McCluskie, are being released for the first time.

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul said, “Lincoln Center is a central piece of New York’s cultural heart and the new David Geffen Hall, complete with expanded public and community spaces, will make that heart beat even stronger. New York’s comeback is just getting started and this project is a crucial part of that comeback, creating jobs and giving New Yorkers and visitors from across the globe the opportunity to experience world-class entertainment in a state-of-the-art venue. I look forward to seeing this magnificent facility introduce the next generation to the joy of the arts.”

There have also been modifications to the main hall, including the reduction of the number of seats by 500 (a total of 2,200) and moving the stage up 25 feet to bring audiences closer to performers.