New Hudson Yards Performing Arts Center “The Shed” Opens This Weekend

The Shed Performing Arts Center—part of the ambitious Hudson Yards project—will open to the public on Friday, April 5.

At 200,000-square-feet and six stories tall, the new cultural center will be home to performance art events as well as fine art installations. The mission of The Shed is to “commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. [They’ll] bring together established and emerging artists in fields ranging from hip hop to classical music, painting to digital media, theater to literature, and sculpture to dance.”

The center, which is located in the Bloomberg Building, was designed by Diller Scofido + Renfro, Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect. It’s “an unprecedented movable structure that adapts to support ambition and invention in all creative fields.”

Opening night will kick off five night of performance called Soundtrack of America, with shows by Reich Richter Pärt, Trisha Donnelly, and Norma Jeane Baker of Troy following it the next week. Over the five nights, artists from genres ranging from blues, jazz, and gospel, to R&B, rock and roll, house, and hip hop will be performing. Tickets for the shows are already on sale, and you can look at what’s to come through August 2019, here.

We’re excited to see what other performances The Shed will bring to New York for the coming year! For more information about programming at the center, you can check out the official Shed website.

Featured image: Instagram / Ed Lederman via @diller_scofidio_renfro 

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