The first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce,
and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture

Mission and Program

What is The Shed? In this video, artists and The Shed’s chairman, artistic director and CEO, and architects envision what it will be.

Flexn artists in motion. Photo by Sodium for MIF 2015.
The Shed’s artistic program has already begun with a free, citywide dance activism program for young people, FlexNYC, in collaboration with Reggie “Regg Roc” Gray and the D.R.E.A.M. Ring. 

Building

Animation courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group.
This fly-through animation shows how The Shed can transform to create dynamic spaces for the performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.

 

The Shed's movable shell, May 2017. Photo by Tim Schenck.
The Shed’s shell moved for the first time in May. Work is now focused on the facades of the shell and base building, and on the building’s interior spaces.
Rendering courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group.
The Shed’s unique and flexible building can physically transform to support artists’ visions and the work they create—from hip hop to classical music, visual art to literature, film to theater and dance—with collaborations across these disciplines and beyond, all under one roof.