DiMenna Center Performances

The DiMenna Center offers two unique performance venues with first-rate acoustics, flexible seating options, adjustable acoustic environments, theatrical lighting, and HD audio and video recording. Cary Hall can seat an audience of up to 180, while Benzaquen Hall is designed for more intimate performances with a seating capacity of 70.

Located in midtown-Manhattan at the nexus of the Javits Center, Hudson Yards, Hell’s Kitchen, Penn Station, and Times Square, The DiMenna Center is near public transportation, parking, hotels, restaurants, and shops. A celebrated, intimate concert venue, The DiMenna Center has played frequent host to New York City premieres.

Past clients include: Time:Spans Festival, Ensemble Signal, Talea Ensemble, American Modern Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, and more.

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Great Recording Spaces in New York

SIZE:3,465 square feet (63' W x 55' 7" D)

CAPACITY:250

  • Large column-free space
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood floor
  • Theatrical rigging and lighting
  • Active Acoustic design by E-Coustic Systems
  • Steinway D 9-foot grand piano
  • Tables, orchestra chairs, music stands, & conductor's podium

SIZE:1,610 square feet (46' 1"W x 35' 6"D)

CAPACITY:85

  • Large, column-free space
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Hardwood floor
  • Steinway D 9-foot grand piano
  • Tables, orchestra chairs, music stands, & conductor's podium
  • Lawo 200+ channel mc2-56 mixing console
  • Dual 128 channel Protools HDX Rec/Editing/Mixing
  • Full video playback for Film & TV post-audio mixing
  • FO connectivity for external streaming/remote rec
  • Francis Manzella Design
  • In-house recording services provided by Audiosmith Digital Solutions
  • Dolby-certified control room

SIZE:13' 4" W x 16' 8" D

  • Steinway Model M piano
  • High-speed internet and phone lines
  • Music stands
  • Chairs, Table, and Sofa (available upon request)
The DiMenna Center is one of New York City’s jewels. I love recording there!
JOSHUA BELL, VIOLINIST