The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza (entrance at 111 Amsterdam between 64th and 65th)
Third Floor
New York, NY 10023
Fully Accessible
Open today
10:30 AM–8 PM
Regular Hours
Theatre on Film and Tape Archive
Day Hours
Monday: 10:30 AM–8 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–8 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

About the Division

A woman in a red leotard dancing on stage

Since 1970, the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT) has preserved live theatrical productions and documented the creative contributions of distinguished artists and legendary figures of the theatre. With the consent and cooperation of the theatrical unions and each production's artistic collaborators, TOFT produces video recordings of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre productions, as well as dialogues between notable theatre personalities. 

Learn how to access the archive.


Visiting the Collection

Can patrons walk in to access the collection, or are appointments required?
We offer walk-in access to our screening room on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment, call (212) 870-1642 or email

What else do patrons need to know about accessing the collection?
To access the special collections materials at the Library for the Performing Arts, patrons must first create a Special Collections account.

More questions?
Email us at or call (212) 870-1642 with any additional queries.

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