The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, located at C.W. Post University, is Long Island’s premier concert hall, and for over 30 years has attracted the finest artists and performers to its historic stage. The Tilles Center has hosted thousands of performers, including the likes of Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Botti, James Taylor, and Bill Cosby, and is also home to the Long Island Philharmonic and Eglevsky Ballet. The 2,242-seat theater hosts full-scale operas, orchestral performances, ballets, and musicals. Chamber ensembles, cabarets, solo recitals and theater pieces for children and adults are presented in the smaller, more intimate Hillwood Recital Hall. Ticket prices vary depending on the performance and are available through the box office or on the website. (MS)
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts Information
- Public Transportation: Fair (a short walk from Nice Bus route 20 at University Drive/Post Lane, which can be picked up in Flushing at Roosevelt Avenue/Main Street – a 1-hour trip)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good. Assisted Listening Devices are also available for the hard of hearing
- Performances/Programs: Programming includes Classical music, Opera, Pop Concerts, Jazz, Dance, Theater, and more. Performance schedule varies
- Ticket Prices: $5–$175 depending on event and seating selection. Discounts are available for Students, Seniors, and LIU students/staff/faculty. Groups of 15 or more receive a 15–20% discount on regular priced tickets
- Subscriptions: Several packages are available, and prices range from $86–$265
- Membership: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Depending on amount given, benefits include a subscription to the Tilles Center Newsletter; complimentary tickets to Performance PLUS! pre-concert lectures and Children’s Workshops; advance mailings for added performances and Special Events; a listing in the CenterStage playbill; invitations to a Master Class; invitations to a Meet the Artist Reception; invitations to an LIU President’s dinner; a personalized name plaque on a seat in the Concert Hall; and more.