Part palace, part industrial shed, Park Avenue Armory fills a critical void in the cultural ecology of New York by enabling artists to create—and audiences to experience—unconventional work that cannot be mounted in traditional performance halls and museums. With its soaring 55,000-square-foot WADE THOMPSON DRILL HALL—reminiscent of 19th-century European train stations—and array of exuberant period rooms, the Armory offers a new platform for creativity across all art forms.
Having served as the former home of the Seventh Regiment, Park Avenue Armory has transformed into a groundbreaking cultural institution that blurs the boundaries between high art and pop culture. Since 2007, the Armory has organized a series of immersive performances and installations that have drawn critical acclaim and popular attention working independently or collaborating with other cultural institutions.
The RECEPTION ROOMS in the Park Avenue Armory were designed by the greatest designers of America’s Gilded Age including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White and the Herter Brothers. The Silver and Veterans rooms are the only extant Louis Comfort Tiffany-designed rooms in the world. Six historic rooms, ranging size from 500 to 1,650 square feet, are suitable for intimate dinners for 20 to 250 guests or cocktail receptions for up to 800. Historic rooms at the Armory provide a impressive and unique setting for your next event.
The Armory’s DRILL HALL is a magnificent space with latticework truss and soaring dimensions, reminiscent of one of the great 19th-century train sheds of Europe. It is one of the City’s largest column-free spaces and has hosted not only drills but music festivals, concerts, benefit dinners, balls, theatrical events, and fashion shows. The use of the drill hall is only limited by your imagination.