Perelman Performing Arts Center Makes its Public Debut

The 16-acre World Trade Center site welcomed the opening of the Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) on Friday, September 15th at noon when the newly constructed building made its public debut. Located at 251 Fulton Street between One World Trade Center and yet-to-be-built 2 World Trade Center, the 138-foot-tall, 129,000-square-foot structure features a translucent “book-matched marble façade” that produces a “soft lantern-like glow and diffused light” visible from both the interior as well as the exterior in the evenings. The building’s three theatres — the 450-seat John E. Zuccotti Theater, 250-seat Mike Nichols Theater, and 99-seat Doris Duke Foundation Theater, have 60 different possible configurations with movable walls, stages, and audience seating. In addition, there is an outdoor terrace and the Metropolis restaurant by Chef Marcus Samuelsson that is expected to be opened this fall. Scheduled performances for the 2023-2024 Inaugural Season start on September 19, 2023.