Lincoln Center Theater - Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater
Lincoln Center Theater was established in 1985 and has become America’s largest not-for-profit theater company. The Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater is a 299-seat venue which houses LCT’s off-Broadway productions. The theater, located in the lower level of the building, beneath the larger Vivian Beaumont Theater, originally opened on November 10, 1967 and was called “The Forum.” It was operated by the now-defunct Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center. It adopted its current name in honor of prominent New York philanthropist Mitzi E. Newhouse in 1973, as Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival took control of the building until 1978. In the following seven years, the theater was mostly rented out to external producers until LCT’s residency began in 1985.