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Studios

The historic studios at New York City Center are ideal spaces for dance, music and theater. Our unique studios have served the professional Theater and Dance Community for years. Located at 130 West 56th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, the City Center Studios are appropriate for rehearsals, classes, auditions (rental of 2 rooms required for open calls), studio showings and workshops. Open seven days a week, 9am-11pm.

For more information on our policies, to arrange a tour and/or to book space, please submit a Studio Rental Request Form.


The Spaces

3rd Floor Studio Room Capacity:
Dimensions:
Waiting Room:
Ceiling Height:
Floor:
Lighting:
Facilities:
50 people
36'x47'
None
13'
Sprung wood floor with Harlequin Cascade top
Recessed fluorescent
2 dressing rooms with restrooms & showers
4th Floor Studio Room Capacity:
Dimensions:
Waiting Room:
Ceiling Height:
Floor:
Lighting:
Facilities:
145 people
43'x62'
15'x18'
18'
Sprung wood floor with Harlequin Cascade top
Overhead incandescent
2 dressing rooms, 1 restroom
5th Floor Studio Room Capacity:
Dimensions:
Waiting Room:
Ceiling Height:
Floor:
Lighting:
Facilities:
200 people
43'x62'
15'x18'
18'
Sprung wood floor with Harlequin Cascade top
Overhead incandescent
2 dressing rooms, 1 restroom

All studios feature a piano (tuning not included), portable ballet barres, wall mirrors, air conditioning, and three 15 amp circuits. Boom boxes available upon request.


Cost

Commercial Organization:
All Classes:
Non-Profit Organization: *
Showcase:
Auditions:
Subsidized: **
$70 per hour
$55 per hour
$37.50 per hour
$60 per hour
$60 per hour
$10 per hour

* Rehearsals only
** With generous support from the New York State Council of the Arts


Photos

Hover over the thumbnails below to see full-size photo.

Studio 3 Studio 4 Studio 5 Studio Architecture

Photos by Erin Baiano


Studio Policies

Subsidized Rehearsal**
With generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York City Center makes space available for non-profit dance rehearsals "off hours" at a reduced rate.

New Subsidized Rehearsal Studio Rules
Effective Jul 1, 2009

New York City Center Studios are available at the subsidized rate during the following times:

Mon - Sat after 6pm
Sunday

Studio time is booked in 2-hour blocks.
Subsidized hours can be booked up to 1 month in advance, subject to availability.

**Please note there is limited availability for subsidized hours.


Studio Rules

Street shoes are not permitted in the studios when they are being used for rehearsals, auditions, performances or classes. For dance classes appropriate footwear MUST be used.

  • Eating not permitted.
  • Only bottled water with a screw top allowed.
  • No rosin
  • No live percussion or loud amplified sound.
  • No receptions.
  • No storage at any time.
  • Sets and props that do not fit in the elevator are not permitted.