Frederick P. Rose Auditorium

The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium

The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium is an important center of intellectual and artistic activity at Cooper Union.  This 200-seat theater features state-of-the-art multi-media capabilities and plays host to a variety of events, including lectures, concerts and panels.  Thought leaders and artists from around the world have visited the auditorium to share their work and engage in dialogues with the Cooper community.

The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium is located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

The auditorium is wheel chair accessible.

The Frederick P. Rose Auditorium can be rented for events.  For inquiries about renting the Rose Auditorium contact Christine Sarkissian, manager, rental programs, at 212-353-4196 or

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.