The unique auditorium was originally designed to be a children’s theatre. That legacy can still be seen today through its series of hand-painted wall murals depicting popular scenes from children’s literature. Today, it’s part of the New York City’s Historic Music Trail and offers a welcoming environment to complement the museum’s exhibitions, bilingual education activities, and public programs. We upgraded its support spaces and equipment systems to enhance the user experience and bring its performance technology up to date, including adding a new orchestra pit lift for performances with live music and improving the audiovisual systems to make sure the room could cope with the modern-day technological requirements for lectures and screenings.
- 599-seat multipurpose theatre