Aaron Davis Hall
Aaron Davis Hall is Harlem's principal performing arts center. This three-theater complex serves ethnically diverse audiences with performances that are multi-cultural in focus, including classical, jazz and Latin music, dance, theater, literary readings and performance art. Some 35 companies, including Dance Theatre of Harlem, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Opera Ebony and the Boys Choir of Harlem, have made the hall their home.
Performance series include: New Faces/New Voices/New Visions, showcasing novel trends in the performing arts; the International Series, which encourages youngsters to love the performing arts from an early age; the Jazz Institute of Harlem, celebrating that famous neighborhood's many decades of cultural and musical innovation; and the Harlem Film Festival, which screens the work of filmmakers of African descent.
Aaron Davis Hall, completed in 1979, was designed by Abraham W. Geller. A mid-1990s renovation has made it the most technologically advanced performance facility north of Lincoln Center. The adjacent City College campus, with its towering cathedral and Neo-Renaissance courtyard, is also of architectural interest.
Also, see http://www.harlemstage.org/
Aaron Davis Hall138 Convent Avenue
(West 135th Street and Convent Avenue)
New York, NY 10031
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Public TransportationBus: M11, M18, M100 or M101 to 135th Street. Subway: 1 to 137th Street; A, C or D to 145th Street.
Directions & ParkingFree parking at W.133rd St. & Convent Avenue or park on street.
Other InformationFully handicapped accessible, infra-red listening system. Coffee, tea, soft-drinks available during performance. Gift Shop.
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