Tilles Center On The LIU Campus Ushers In A Scintillating 2024/25 Season

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Tilles Center is the preeminent destination on Long Island with a reputation for presenting world-renowned artists in music, theater, and dance.

Its legacy for providing the very best in entertainment continues into the 2024/25 season with an impressive roster that was released on May 8th at their first ever Season Announcement Event. This dazzling line-up includes special events, orchestral and dance performances, Broadway tours, family fun, rock, pop, country concerts, and residency partnerships with Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Tilles Center is comprised of two theaters with each offering a special experience. There is the immense 2,200 seat Concert Hall with its impeccable acoustics and the intimate 500 seat Krasnoff Theater. Its rich history dates back to 1970 with the opening of The Dome which served until a snowstorm in 1978 took down the roof miraculously leaving every chair undamaged. This was replaced in 1981 by the concert hall, a more spacious structure seating 2,250 guests, which still stands today. Numerous cosmetic enhancements continued through the years with a 10,000 square foot expansion completed in 2005 including the Atrium making for a dramatic entry. The complex stands on the lush grounds of the Long Island University campus in Brookville providing a lovely setting where patrons may take a delightful stroll before or after the show.

Tilles Center presents more than 50 performances each year and strives to appeal to every interest and taste. Tilles Center’s Executive and Artistic Director Tom Dunn shared, “With this new season, we are reaffirming our dedication to bringing exceptional talent, both renowned and emerging, from diverse corners of the globe and across all artistic genres to Long Island. This season isn’t just about maintaining our forty-plus-year legacy; it’s about enhancing it, guaranteeing that each performance resonates deeply with the essence of our vibrant community.” The evening’s festivities were capped off by the stunning vocals of Mandy Gonzalez star of Hamilton, Wicked and In the Heights who will be returning on October 4th for the Stars On Stage series.

That series will also feature performances by Kristin Chenoweth, 11/15 at 8 pm, and Michael Feinstein and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band Tribute to Tony Bennett 1/31/25 at 8 pm. The American Ballet Theatre’s groundbreaking ballet star Misty Copeland along with special guests will be participating in an interview session on 4/26/25 at 8pm in An Evening with Misty Copeland.

A special event on October 19th at 8:30 features Steve Martin and Martin Short who will perform their show, The Dukes of Funnytown! On the bill with them are Jeff Babko and The Steep Canyon Rangers.

Broadway comes to Tilles Center with the touring companies of Dear Evan Hansen 1/9/25 at 7 pm, The Cher Show 2/4/25 at 7 pm, and Come From Away 4/3/25 at 7 pm. The Broadway Series also features productions of Celebrity Autobiography: New Edition! 9/28 at 8 pm, and Broadway Perspectives: A Concert Celebrating Diversity 2/20/25 at 7 pm.

Great Music events delivers the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Randall Goosby 10/20 at 2PM and An Afternoon with Yo-Yo Ma, 4/27/25 at 3 pm.

For dance enthusiasts, Tilles will spotlight Ailey II 11/8 at 8PM and Martha Graham Dance Company 2/28/25 at 8PM in addition to other evenings of dance.

The day-long inaugural Tilles Jazz Fest will take place on July 20th across the lawns of the LIU campus with nine concerts and highlighted by the legendary saxophonist Branford Marsalis and his celebrated quartet.

Jazz continues to percolate at Tilles with Celebrating Harry Belafonte featuring René Marie 10/27 at 7:30 pm, Big Band Holidays 12/15 at 7:30 pm, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis 4/24/25 at 7:30 pm.

There’s family fun with Sesame Street Live! Say Hello! 11/19 at 6 pm, A Year With Frog & Toad 3/2/25 at 2 pm, Branching Out 4/5/25 & 4/6/25 at 11am, 1 pm, & 3 pm, and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus 5/10/25, at 11am & 1 pm.

Country, Rock and Pop music resonate with Country singer-songwriter, Brandy Clark 9/4 at 8pm, Classical Mystery Tour: A Symphonic Tribute to the Beatles 9/21 at 8 pm, Barenaked Ladies/Toad the Wet Sprocket 10/1 at 8 pm (already on sale), Mandy Patinkin & The Princess Bride 10/5 at 7 pm, Yacht Rock the Dock with Ambrosia & Friends 10/25, 8 pm, America: Ride On Tour 2024 11/2 at 8 pm.

For an incomparable cornucopia of entertainment, head to Tilles Center located on the beautiful LIU campus in Brookville, LI, NY.

Ticket Information

Purchase subscriptions and single tickets at tillescenter.org or ticketmaster.com, in-person at Tilles Center’s Tantleff Box Office or by telephone at 516.299.3100. The box office, located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville, New York, is open Monday to Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. Fees are associated with all orders, and there are no refunds, though subscribers also enjoy exchange privileges.

A digital version of the 2024/25 Season brochure is available at tillescenter.org/events/brochure.

*Dates and times may change at the discretion of Tilles Center.