Dear Potential Renter of the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 
Whether you are planning a concert, theatre production, recital, graduation, conference, or fundraiser, our professional and courteous staff will help you organize a successful event.  Located on the campus of LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center is easily accessible by public transportation and only ten minutes from Manhattan.  We offer state-of-the-art facilities for rental at reasonable rates.
Both the 740-seat Mainstage Theatre and the 199-seat Little Theatre are available for rental.  Attributes and services available when you rent either theatre are listed in the enclosed documents.  Get a sneak peek by taking a virtual tour of the theatres.  Select the link to the Mainstage or Little Theatre located on the right.

Please contact me at 718-482-5152 or email me at We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your upcoming event.
Carmen Griffin
Theatre Operations Manager 

Mainstage Theater
The Mainstage Theatre seats 740 guests on a single level plus up to 12 guests in wheelchairs. The Theatre was designed as a proscenium theatre with a level of finish appropriate to formal, public presentations of the performing arts. It is served by a lobby and by a box office facility.
  • Stage area: 44 feet wide x 36 feet deep x 24 feet high
  • 47 counterweighted fly line system
  • Orchestra pit seating 18 musicians
  • Two principle dressing rooms and two chorus dressing rooms, each with shower and rest room facilities.
  • Workshop for scenery repair and touchup
  • Fully equipped lighting system with computerized board
  • Basic sound system ? 24 channel mixer, house speaker system
  • Upright piano & Marley Dance flooring where needed

Little Theater
The Little Theatre features a raised, thrust stage surrounded on three sides by 199 steeply raked seats which offer excellent sightlines. Space for eight people in wheelchairs is available behind the last row offixed seats. The theatre also contains a movie screen for showing films. The Little Theatre is also capable of multi-media presentation and internet connection upon request.
  • Stage area: 46 feet wide x 25 feet deep x 13 feet high
  • Three dressing rooms with shower and rest room facilities