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Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse is our most flexible, multi-purpose venue. A self-contained loft located on the tenth floor of the Samuel B. & David Rose Building, the Penthouse features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a wraparound balcony which provide sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Lincoln Center campus.

Originally home to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the intimate performance space is routinely used for Lincoln Center Festival and the American Songbook, Mostly Mozart, and Meet the Artist concert series. As a junior ballroom, the Penthouse is fully equipped to meet a variety of event needs. The venue features a kitchen onsite, coat check facilities, a check-in area, and restrooms. Built-in elements include theatrical lighting, a projection screen, room dividers, and a furniture package. The environment can be repurposed for anything from concerts to panel discussions, rendering it an ideal location for small to medium-sized forums.

165 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023
  • 300 reception capacity
  • 180 dinner capacity
  • 250 performance capacity
2,400 ft2


  • In-house theatrical lighting and sound systems
  • Drop-down projection screen and projector
  • In-house Steinway piano
  • Built-in solar & blackout shades
  • Built-in coat room
  • Wraparound balcony with stunning views of the Hudson River and New York skyline
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows with South and West exposures

Are you looking for a larger reception/dinner space?

Need a smaller space for a reception or dinner?

Need a more traditional performance space?

Looking for something a little less traditional, but around the same size?

How do I inquire about a date or venue?

To inquire about venue and date availability, please fill out an online inquiry form.

Do you have any exclusive vendors, including caterers?

Yes, our venues feature premier, exclusive caterers. CxRA (Catering by Restaurant Associates) is the exclusive caterer for David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. In the David Rubenstein Atrium, we work with a select group of caterers.

Catering and/or additional furniture rentals are contracted and invoiced outside of Lincoln Center.

Does Lincoln Center provide an event planner?

No. Lincoln Center management will help you realize your event but we are unable to take on a conceptual or creative role.

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