3 Spruce Street
New York 10038
On the New York City campus, the 743-seat Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts has presented a wide range of cultural programs and public events for the campus and surrounding community since 1969. In addition to student productions and special events, the Michael Schimmel Center hosts professional theatre, music, and dance, as well as international companies such as the Beijing People's Art Theatre. When not in use for performances, the theatre is home to the award-winning television program Inside the Actors Studio. Recent guests have included Al Pacino, Liza Minnelli, Queen Latifah, Dave Chappelle, and Dustin Hoffman. Pace students are offered free admission to these tapings and MFA students are featured on the broadcasts during the question sessions. Other major broadcast events have included the MSNBC Tech Summit, and the only Democratic Presidential Debate of the 2004 campaign to include all ten candidates. The theatre is also a vital venue for Robert De Niro's annual Tribeca Film Festival each spring and the River-to-River Festival each summer. A gallery in the theatre lobby features exhibitions by a wide range of professional artists.