The A.R.T./New York Theatres
A visionary project that will change the face of nonprofit theatre in New York City and ensure affordable theatre for companies and audiences for the next 99 years
A.R.T./New York again partnered with the City of New York—as it has done twice before with successful programs to create low-cost shared rehearsal and office spaces in midtown Manhattan and Fort Greene, Brooklyn. With a leadership investment from the City, and additional funding from New York State, A.R.T./New York will open two new shared, subsidized performance spaces at 53rd Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan.
The A.R.T./New York Theatres will open in September 2016.
The two new performance venues will have up to 90 and 149 seats respectively (depending on configuration), and their fully-equipped technical and production resources will be included in the weekly subsidized rentals.
The theatres themselves will be modern, highly flexible performance spaces with top quality lighting, sounds, and audio-visual systems suited to theatre that blurs boundaries between artistic disciplines, integrating movement, film, and other genres. Flexible seating can be configured for each company’s artistic desires, and the floors will be suitable for dance.
In addition to being LEED Silver, the theatres will also be fully accessible for audiences, artists, and technical staff alike, with attractive, Wi-Fi capable public and special event spaces.
HOW TO RENT WITH US
A.R.T./New York is in the process of raising $5.4 million for a Rental Subsidy Fund that will hold rents below market rate for A.R.T./New York members and help to address the urgent need for affordable performance space.
In order to access these performance spaces at subsidized rates, A.R.T./New York will invite applications to rent at the A.R.T./New York Theatres on an annual basis. The first round of applications will open in September 2015. For more information, visit our Theatre Subsidy Fund application page.
For theatres with annual budgets above $1million that do not have spaces of their own, the theatres will be available for rental on a first come-first serve basis after the application cycle has closed. These companies will be welcome to contact A.R.T./New York staff to express interest in January 2016. Details forthcoming.
The Theatres will also be available on a 'first come, first serve' basis for short-term events, readings, benefits, and convenings. These rentals and rates will become available in Summer 2016.
Header: 2015 Nancy Quinn Fund Grantee Little Lord in rehearsal for Pocahontas, and/or AMERICA at South Oxford Space (Photo by Michael Levinton)