Frequently Asked Questions
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Does Symphony Space have a resident orchestra
Symphony Space does not have a resident orchestra, but many orchestras call Symphony Space home, such as Arturo O'Farrill's Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. American Symphony Orchestra presents their Classics Declassified series at Symphony Space, and both the Mannes Orchestra and InterSchool Orchestras perform at Symphony Space multiple times a year.

Does Symphony Space rent its theatres
Yes. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Leonard Nimoy Thalia and Thalia Studio are available to rent for performances, rehearsals and more. Many artists self-produce. For more information, see our Theatre Rental section.

What are the seating capacities of these theatres
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre seats 760 and Leonard Nimoy Thalia seats 172. All seating in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia is general admission. For a Peter Jay Sharp Theatre seating chart, please see our seating charts.

How do I get to Peter Norton Symphony Space
Peter Norton Symphony Space is conveniently located at the corner of Broadway and 95th Street. Please refer to the directions page of our website for detailed travel instructions.

How do I get on Symphony Space's mailing lists and e-mail list
In order to receive our brochures and/or our monthly e-mail newsletters, please fill out the form here.

How can I support Symphony Space
Thank you for asking! There are many ways that you can help keep Symphony Space vital with annual, capital or planned gifts. Membership starts at $75, and the details of the donor levels and benefits are outlined on the Symphony Space website here.

Whom do I contact regarding sponsoring Symphony Space events
Please call Brenda Murad, Director of Development, at 212.864.1414 x230 or email

How can I find out about job openings at Symphony Space
Any current job openings at Symphony Space can be found on the Employment page of our website.

How can I volunteer for Symphony Space
You can find out about volunteering at Symphony Space on our Volunteer page.

Is there parking near the theatre
There are two parking garages located just east of our theatre on 95th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. These garages are open 24 hours and are reasonably priced.

House Policies

Is Peter Norton Symphony Space accessible for persons with disabilities
In the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, infrared hearing devices are available from the house manager. Patrons requiring wheelchair locations, or aisle seats to transfer to/from a wheelchair, should inform the box office when purchasing tickets. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Whom do I contact regarding items left at Peter Norton Symphony Space during a show
Lost and Found is handled by the Theatre Administrator. Inquiries can be made at 212.864.1414, x204 or email Weekend inquiries will generally not be answered until the following Tuesday. Weekend emergencies (lost wallet, keys, expensive jewelry etc.) can sometimes be attended to by calling the House Manager at 212.864.1414 x209 or emailing Unclaimed items are disposed of after 30 days.

If I'm late for a show, when will I be admitted
Latecomers will be admitted and/or seated at the discretion of management. Reserved seat locations are not guaranteed past curtain time.

Can I bring my children to a show
Policies vary for different shows regarding admittance of children under five. Please inquire before purchasing tickets.

Is there a coat check
There is no coat check area.