Admissions & Aid
The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts offers Brooklyn College and New York City a space for learning, gathering, production, and presentation. Through collaboration and conviviality, the Tow Center proposes art as a catalyst for reimagining how we understand value on a personal and cultural level. All are welcome.
The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors at Brooklyn College in 2018 after undergoing a significant seven-year capital improvement project. Built alongside the existing 2,400-seat Claire Tow Theater in Whitman Hall, the new state-of-the-art facility includes the 190-seat Don Buchwald Theater, the 120-seat New Workshop Theater, and more than 100 music rehearsal spaces, recital halls, practice rooms, recording studios, and theater workshops.
Orchestra pieces performed by the acclaimed musicians of the Conservatory.
Friday, September 8–Monday, September 11
7 p.m. doors / 7:30–9:30 p.m. performance
Don Buchwald Theater
$30 general / $15 students
Image: Wadada Leo Smith © Scott Groller.
Conservatory Orchestra I
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts features three major theaters, flexible event space, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. Rentals and ticketed programs directly support the programmatic mission of Brooklyn College, and most importantly, the students and artists we work with.
Complete our inquiry form to book space at the Tow Center.
The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210
View the general travel directions to Brooklyn College.
To access the Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts enter through Hillel Gate. Let the onsite security officers know the reason for your visit and they will help with navigation.
The Tow Center Atrium, the Don Buchwald Theater, Topfer Recital Hall, 093, and the music practice rooms are through the glass doors on the left after entering Hillel Gate.
To access the Claire Tow Theater, Mezzanine Lounge, and New Workshop Theater, follow the path from Hillel Gate about 200 feet (the brick façade of the Tow Center will be to your left). Enter through the Claire Tow Theater’s silver lobby doors. Tow Center staff will assist with navigation from there.
Metered parking runs along Bedford Avenue, Campus Road, and Nostrand Avenue. An indoor parking garage is available at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue H. The Tow Center does not provide on-site parking.
The Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts is working to improve accessibility in all areas, but we acknowledge that improvements still need to be made. If you’d like to attend an event and have questions about accessibility or parking at the Tow Center, e-mail us or call 718.951.4600.
The north wing of the Tow Center is ADA compliant with a no-step entry. Our front doors are push-button operated. There is level access from the sidewalk through the atrium. The atrium elevator leads to the basement of both the north and south wings, north-wing mezzanine, and the second- and third-floor spaces of the north wing. Accessible restrooms are located on every level.
The lobby doors of the Tow Center Atrium are push-button operated. The Buchwald Theater can accommodate four to six wheelchairs and four to six companion seats, depending on the size of the mobility device being used. E-mail us to reserve parking and two-for-one tickets for wheelchair users and companions. Accessible restrooms are located on the lobby level.
There are 12 wheelchair seats and 12 companion seats at the orchestra level. There are also several transfer seats on the aisles for patrons with wheelchairs. E-mail us to reserve parking and two-for-one tickets for wheelchair users and companions. Accessible restrooms on located on the lobby level.
Visitors using wheelchairs will need to be accompanied by a staff member to navigate access from the north- to the south-wing basement level (we are working on installing an elevator in our south wing and apologize for this inconvenience). We can arrange parking and two-for-one tickets for wheelchair users and companions. Let us know as soon as you plan to attend by e-mailing us or calling 718.951.4600, ext. 3334.
Dena Beard, Director
Chet Green, Production Manager
Lucanus Hotaling, Production
Andrew Kerr-Thompson, Production
Hasan Ozcan, Director, Preparatory Center
Marcus Richardson, Executive Director
Thomas Selsey, Production
Gerard Vaccarello, House Manager / Patron Services
John Vetter, Box Office Manager / Ticketing Services
Steven Wizior, Box Office Staff