Brown Arts

The Lindemann Performing Arts Center

The Lindemann pushes the boundaries of innovation in performance space to inspire new forms of art-making and artistic collaboration. Learn more about the five radically different configurations for the Main Hall plus the three rehearsal level spaces that also double as performance venues.

Offering new horizons for artistic exploration

This fall, the Brown community celebrates yet another remarkable milestone for the arts: the opening of The Lindemann Performing Arts Center. The Lindemann offers new horizons for artistic exploration for Brown students and faculty, local community members and distinguished artists from around the world. More than an arts venue, The Lindemann is a state-of-the-art research laboratory that will qualitatively transform the Brown Arts ecosystem, stimulating new modes of art making, encouraging innovative collaborations across knowledge domains and activating the creative imaginations of artistic communities at Brown and beyond.

With a radical, one-of-a-kind approach to spatial, acoustic and technical flexibility, Brown University’s 101,000-square-foot Lindemann Performing Arts Center, designed by Joshua Ramus/REX, will inspire dynamic art-making, enable new forms of artistic collaboration and serve as a hub for performance at Brown. The opening of The Lindemann heralds a new era in Brown Arts history and arrives in concert with the extensive creative offerings of campus and Providence-based artists and arts organizations, as well as the renewed commitment to the arts by Providence city government. Through transformative architectural forms and an infusion of soul-sustaining light, The Lindemann Performing Arts Center, newly located at the heart of Brown University’s campus, inspires an equally nimble boundary-pushing programmatic approach.

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Spaces at The Lindemann

A state-of-the-art performance venue with five different configurations creating endless artistic possibilities.
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Building Hours:

The Lindemann Performing Arts Center
Monday-Friday 8:30am-10:30pm
Saturday 12pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-8pm
Closed on University holidays


“ At Brown, we see the arts as a catalyst for creativity, discovery and innovation. This new Performing Arts Center will attract the best faculty, visiting artists and students to Brown and provide them with the necessary diversity of spaces to experiment, work and perform. ”

Christina H. Paxson Brown University President