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LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Room E241 (718) 482-5151

The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) is an internationally recognized producer and presenter of new live dance, theater, music, and multidisciplinary programming that reflects the dynamic community of Queens and the surrounding New York City. LPAC is located within LaGuardia Community College, a cultural crossroads that provides an educational and artistic home to New York City’s most diverse community. Each year, nearly 20,000 individuals attend LPAC performances by some of today’s most exciting international artists. Easily accessible by public transportation and just 10 minutes from Manhattan, LPAC is located in the center of Long Island City, Queens.

LPAC boasts a 740-seat state-of-the-art proscenium theatre (Main Stage), a 200-seat multipurpose theatre (Little Theatre), and a 75- seat Black Box, along with ample site-specific performance and rehearsal space, dance studio, an in-house recording capabilities, and professional costume and scene shops.

LPAC’s innovative LAB Program provides crucial professional support for New York City’s emerging dance and theater artists and companies to develop and perform ambitious new work. Through space, technical resources, and funding, artists are able to bring their visions to fruition on LPAC’s stage.

The LPAC Writers Lab is staffed with professional playwrights and authors who guide writers in bringing their imagination to the page. LAGCC professors work with writers in multiple languages to develop and translate new work for stages all over the world.

To further its artistic mission, LPAC has achieved artistic partnerships with some of the primary international cultural venues that are located in the NYC community including: Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Public Theater, The Chocolate Factory, Ballet Hispanico, Flux Factory, NYC Opera, Queens Theatre in the Park, and Queens Council on the Arts among many others.

For more information about upcoming performances, programs, and space rentals and to be included on LPAC’s mailing list, please visit or call (718) 482-5151. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook.