Mission Statement

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and presenting established and emerging artists in a variety of disciplines, including music, dance and children’s theatre to the diverse Metropolitan audience.

Vision Statement

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center is Downtown Manhattan’s premiere presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, Downtown residential and business communities, schools, and audiences of all ages. BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high quality artistic work in music, theater, dance, film and visual arts. We support emerging and established artists who create, inspire creativity and imagination, celebrate diversity and change, as well as instill emotional, social, and political awareness.


The Borough of Manhattan Community College Performing Arts Center first opened its doors in 1983, the Center was renamed the Triplex and in 1993, the name BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center was chosen to connect to the surroundings community and identify itself as a downtown performing arts center with a greater metro-politan audience. BMCC Tribeca PAC is a 501 c-3 not-for-profit organization organized under article 4 of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New Yorks (the”Act”) and is a Type B corporation as defined in section 201(b) of Act. Its purposes are:

To plan, develop and promote cultural and educational activities among the student and faculty of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (the “College”) of the City University of New York and the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.To offer musical performances, plays, dance programs, entertainment, shows and displays of the performing and visual arts through the media stage, theater and telecommunication.

To encourage and promote the creation, development and advancement of the performing and visual arts; and to lawfully does any and all things necessary, suitable and proper for the accomplishment of these purposes.

To act as an advisory body to officials of the College in matter of principle and policy concerning BMCC Tribeca PAC.

To have and exercise all lawful powers and to do or perform any lawful act, necessary to affect any or all of the purposes for which BMCC Tribeca PAC is formed.

BMCC Tribeca PAC’s target constituency is the College Community, the local community, Wall Street area, and the greater metropolitan New York Area.

BMCC Tribeca PAC is managed by an Executive Director who is a full-time college employee who also reports to an elected board of directors that serves for a three-year term. Members of the board are elected by the full membership.