Lehman Stages  is a unique organization within CUNY. A hybrid of sorts. Not simply a producing or presenting entity - we are a community of professionals who are dedicated to nurturing the emerging artists here at Lehman and the Bronx. Not simply a rehearsal or performance facility - we serve as a bridge for the Lehman student between the academic and professional worlds of performing arts. Not simply a production services company - we collaborate with our partners on every aspect of a production, from concept to final product.

We are a professional arts component of Lehman College. We manage and develop specific performance facilities operating under the auspices of the Division of Administration and Finance. We provide rehearsal, performance and conference space for arts, civic and government organizations throughout New York City and beyond. We create original cultural programming and initiatives that benefit the students of Lehman College and the Bronx community, and we provide comprehensive production services to our vital Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance Department here at Lehman.

Lehman Stages serves the students, faculty, and staff of Lehman College. We also serve the Bronx, lower Westchester and the larger New York City community. Our facilities host over 70,000 people annually.

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Lehman Stages is a bright light and a cultural anchor for the North Bronx.
— Bill Aguado, Former Director of the Bronx Council on the Arts

core Competencies

  • Comprehensive productions services and support - Lehman Stages clients run the gamut from professional performing arts companies to local impresarios with a dream and no experience. Lehman Stages makes sure the audience can’t tell the difference.
  • Original cultural and artistic programming - Lehman Stages creates performances and events for children and adults using its own home-grown community of student artists.
  • Performance opportunities and employment - Lehman Stages trains and employs student and alumni theatre technicians and performing artists of all kinds.
  • Cultural ambassadors for Lehman College - Lehman Stages and its staff have served as the “face” of Lehman to thousands of people, on and off campus, since our inception in 2003. Lehman Stages serves the college with professionalism and pride.