The World Trade Center's Performing Arts Center revealed

The final piece of the World Trade Center master plan in New York has been unveiled - a new home for theatre, dance, music, film and opera. The Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, designed by REX architects with Charcoalblue’s New York and London studios, will house three auditoria, a rehearsal space, restaurant, bars and public areas. Set to open in 2020, the centre will have a strong community focus and will foster a new generation of experimental and original creators.


At almost 90,000 square feet, the building includes three performance spaces, seating 499, 250 and 99. Flexibility is at the core of the scheme with each of the three individual spaces designed to be reconfigured and combined in several formats to accommodate intimate theatre, contemporary dance, small scale opera, cinema and immersive events as well as seated and standing concerts.


‘We're so proud to be working on the Perelman. Not just for the innovation packed into the building OR the dynamic collaboration with our talented colleagues at REX, but because of our visionary client honouring this special place by bringing art there. It will be a destination theatre for exciting work that can't be seen anywhere else.’


Andy Hales, Managing Partner - Charcoalblue


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