Office of Borough President James P. Molinaro
Staten Island, New York
CSI Center for the Arts
The Center for the Arts is situated within the park-like, 204-acre campus of the College of Staten Island, the largest City University campus in New York City. Located on Victory Boulevard, it can be easily reached via the Staten Island Expressway and all bridges.
With a first-class performance series featuring famous and emerging young talent in
music, comedy, theater, dance and children's theater matinees, the CSI Center for the Arts is the ideal performance-destination for Staten Islanders and neighboring communities.
Designed by Edward Durell Stone Associates, the CSI Center for the Arts formally
opened its doors to the public on April 13, 1996. The main entrance is from The Great
Lawn's ceremonial fountain, and leads to a skylit interior atrium lobby.
As Staten Island’s premier performing arts venue, the Center for the Arts contains five theatres under one roof.
The Concert Hall - In the tradition of the great symphonic halls, the Concert Hall is the perfect place to enjoy an evening of music, from symphony orchestras or jazz, to folk,
blues, or pop. The Concert Hall features an acoustically superior environment with
excellent sight lines. (893 seats: 676 orchestra, 217 balcony)
The Williamson Theatre - A traditional proscenium theatre, the Williamson Theatre features an orchestra pit with lift, and is the Center's venue for dance, theatre, and fully staged operatic and musical presentations. (430 seats: 308 orchestra, 122 balcony)
The Recital Hall - An intimate room seating 150, the Recital Hall is the Center's space for chamber music, solo recitals, and lectures.
The Lecture Hall - An intimate room seating 150 and equipped with the latest audio-
visual equipment, the Lecture Hall is the Center's venue for academic programs, and is
also a frequent site of public hearings.
The Lab Theatre - A "black box" studio, the Lab Theatre is the Center's experimental
space, with flexible seating for up to 150.
The Center for the Arts provides arts and cultural programming to the Staten Island community on a not-for-profit basis.
For event and ticket information, please visit the Center for the Arts’ website.
Address: 2800 Victory Boulevard, at the College of Staten Island
Phone number: 718-982-ARTS
CSI Center for the Arts Website:www.csi.cuny.edu/arts
Photo by Michael Falco