When you return to Lehman Center you will be seated in the brand new seats. As part of this new development we are giving you a chance to be part of Lehman’s history by purchasing a tax deductible seat(s) in your name or a loved one. Naming a seat is a meaningful and thoughtful way to connect your personal experience or memories with the rich history of Lehman Center – one of New York’s most treasured performing arts venues.

By purchasing a seat(s) you can dedicate it to a family member, special occasion or honor a friend. So don’t delay, your seat(s) is waiting for you! You will have the opportunity to indicate your top four preferred seat locations based on availability and reservation. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Lehman Center will have the opportunity to make final seat assignments. Please be aware that the seats will be installed in batches and we will contact you once your name plate has been installed.


VIP Orchestra Platinum – $1,500
Gold Orchestra – $1,000
Silver Mezzanine – $500
Bronze Balcony – $100

Donations to “Please take a Seat” will continue to fund ongoing theater renovations and future capital projects.

For more information on seat naming opportunity please contact Lehman Center @718-960-8281
or our Box Office @718-960-8833.



Is my contribution to Name a Seat tax-deductible?
Yes, no goods or services will be provided in exchange for donations or naming a seat for the 40th anniversary. These contributions will be fully tax-deductible within the limits of federal and state laws.

When will the new seats and plaques be installed?
The seats were installed during the summer of 2018 and have been available for purchase since September 2018.

May I choose my seat?
Yes! You will have the opportunity to indicate your top four preferred seat locations on the reservation form. We will do our best to honor all seat location requests. However, seat assignment is based on availability and on a first-come, first-served basis. Lehman Center reserved the right to make the final seat assignments.

Will I be able to sit in my seat during performance?
Naming a seat does not include tickets or the rights to sit in the named seat(s) during events/performances held in the auditorium as all of our performances are reserved seating.

How long will my seat be named?
Your plaque will remain in place for the life of the chair installed in 2018, or until any future capital improvements are made to the auditorium seating.