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David Geffen Hall Plans Announced

Posted December 02, 2019

Graphic for Working in Concert, the Lincoln Center / New York Philharmonic project to reimagine David Geffen Hall 

The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center are thrilled to announce our plans for the reimagination of David Geffen Hall. Our goals are: to create one of the world’s finest concert halls, to reimagine all public spaces to create a deeper audience and community experience, and to build a greater connection with the world outside. 

The redesigned hall will feature (see rendering below): 
A more intimate connection to the Orchestra, with every seat closer to the stage, wrap-around seating, and clearer sight lines 
Superior acoustics and increased clarity of sound
A bigger lobby with a Welcome Center, expanded food and drink options including a destination eatery, and a media streaming wall that can broadcast concerts in real time
The Sidewalk Studio, showcasing our education and community programs
Greater accessibility and clearer navigation inside the building
Many more restrooms!

There will be two brief closures before the work is accomplished in March 2024:
May 2022–October 2022, after which the hall will reopen for a concert season, running from November 2022–April 2023
May 2023–February 2024, during which the Orchestra will perform in New York City venues, mostly Carnegie Hall and New York City Center

More information, images, and FAQs are available on the project’s website,

We look forward to welcoming you to our new and improved home in March 2024!

Rendering of the interior of the reimagined David Geffen Hall

The interior of the reimagined David Geffen Hall as it will appear in March 2024