Rent Our 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 decades. Located at 130 West 56th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, the City Center studios are appropriate for rehearsals, classes, auditions, studio showings, and workshops. They are available for booking seven days a week, from 9am – 10pm.

For more information, to arrange a tour, or to book studio space, please submit a Studio Rental Request Form or contact StudioRentals@NYCityCenter.org.


The Spaces

3rd Floor Studio Room Capacity: 80 people
  Dimensions: 36' x 47'
  Waiting Room: None
  Ceiling Height: 13'
  Floor: Sprung wood floor with Harlequin Cascade top
  Lighting: Recessed fluorescent
  Facilities: Restrooms and showers
The Harkness Studio: 4th Floor Room Capacity: 200 people
  Dimensions: 43' x 62'
  Waiting Room: 15' x 18'
  Ceiling Height: 18'
  Floor: Sprung wood floor with Harlequin Cascade top
  Lighting: Overhead incandescent
  Facilities: One restroom
    Percussion Shoes or Instruments not permitted
The Barbara and David Zalaznick
Studio: 5th Floor
Room Capacity: 200 people
Dimensions: 43' x 62'
  Waiting Room: 15' x 18'
  Ceiling Height: 18'
  Floor: Sprung wood floor with Harlequin Cascade top
  Lighting: Overhead incandescent
  Facilities: One restroom

 

All studios are equipped with a piano (tuning not included), Bluetooth Portable Speakers, wall mirrors, air-conditioning, WiFi access, and three 15 amp circuits.

Available upon request: Tables, Chairs, Ballet Barres


Rates

Studio time must be booked in two-hour blocks.

Commercial Organizations   

$70 per hour

Showcases and Auditions*   

$60 per hour

Classes   

$55 per hour

Non-Profit Organizations**   

$37.50 per hour

Subsidized***   

$15 per hour


Additional charges may be applied for piano tunings, room set-up, and equipment rentals.

*Studio Renters are not permitted to sell tickets for showcases or events in the studios or through any location or outlet. Admission to the showcases or events shall be by invitation only
** Non-Profit Organization rate is for rehearsals only.
***City Center is offering subsidized studio space for non-profit dance and music rehearsals. The availability is limited and the reduced rates are applicable only to the following periods: Mon – Sat 6pm – 10pm and Sun 10am – 10pm. Subsidized hours can be booked up to one month in advance, subject to availability.

Booking Schedule

Fall Season (Sep – Dec)
Bookings begin May 1

Spring Season (Jan – May)
Bookings begin Jul 1

Summer Season (Jun – Aug)
Bookings begin Jan 1

Hours of Use

  • Studio time must be booked in full-hour increments and for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Studio operating hours are 8am – 10pm, 7 days a week.

Photos

3rd Floor Studio
3rd Floor Studio

The Harkness Studio: 4th Floor
The Harkness Studio: 4th Floor

The Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio: 5th Floor
The Barbara and David Zalaznick Studio: 5th Floor


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.

  • No food or drink (with the exception of bottled water with a screw top).
  • No live percussion or loud amplified sound.
  • No tap shoes or other percussive shoes.
  • No rosin.
  • No receptions.
  • No storage at any time.
  • Sets and props that do not fit in the elevator are not permitted.

Deposits

A 50% non-refundable deposit will be required for all rentals totaling $1,500 or more.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • All deposits are non-refundable.
  • If you cancel your studio reservation more than 14 days prior to the Commencement Date, you will be refunded the full rental fee, less any non-refundable deposit (if applicable).
  • All bookings cancelled 14 days or less from the booking start date will be liable for 100% of the rental fee.