The A.R.T./New York Theatres Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a question that isn't answered here? The details and policies surrounding the new theatres are still being ironed out; be patient as we work to find answers to your many important questions!
At the corner of 53rd Street and 10th Avenue in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The entrance to the theatres is on 53rd Street.
The closest subway stops are the C at 50th Street and the A/B/C/D at 59th Street.
The first performances will take place in November 2016.
Questions from renters:
Member theatres with annual budgets of $1 million or less are invited by A.R.T./New York to apply for subsidized rentals. The first round of applications was completed in November 2015.
For more information visit our Theatre Rental Subsidy Fund Page »
For theatres with annual budgets above $1 million that do not have spaces of their own, the theatres will be available for rental at non-subsidized rates on a first-come first-served basis. Details will be made available in October 2016.
The theatres will also be available for one-night events and readings, at non-subsidized rates and subject to availability. These requests will be considered on a rolling basis no more than sixty days prior to the date of the request. More information on how to submit a request will be available in November 2016.
In the 2016-2017 season, the subsidized rate for the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre be $3,300 per week and the subsidized rate for the Mezzanine Theatre will be $4,800 per week.
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For the past several years, A.R.T./New York has been raising money from a variety of sources to underwrite the cost of operating a performance venue. These savings will be passed on to renters by subsidizing the cost of a weekly rental for the next 15 years. The more money A.R.T./New York can raise for the Rental Subsidy Fund, the longer it will last, and the lower rates will stay.
We understand that your season may not be planned out yet, that's ok! You can still apply! Just give us what information you can about your plans.
A.R.T./New York will have a Technical Director or other technical staff on site to oversee the work that happens in both spaces. These awesome folks will be paid directly by A.R.T./New York. Each renter will need to bring in their own production manager and technical staff, who will work with our staff. But no, the TD doesn’t cost extra.
Nope. Because of our lease, the A.R.T./New York Theatres will operate from 9:30am-11:00pm each day.
Probably? We will know a lot more once we are in the space, but our hope is that both theatres will be able to withstand lots of wear and tear over time.
We sure hope not! We won’t know definitively until we get into the space, but the architect and seasoned theatrical consultants who designed the space have gone to great pains to reduce sound bleed between the spaces and from the street, building additional sets of special walls and adding triple-paned glass.
Lights, sound equipment, video equipment, soft goods, and access to a shared inventory of tools. Please see equipment lists on the Facilities page.
We hope that the equipment we can provide will greatly lessen your equipment rental needs, and we will encourage you to use our equipment so that we may help you better if a problem arises. However, if we cannot accommodate your needs, we can allow outside equipment in the space with the supervision of the A.R.T./New York technical staff.
Yes. They are shared facilities between the two theaters. BYOS (Bring Your Own Soap).
Yes. Our General Manager and Technical Director will work there.
A.R.T./New York won’t have concessions in the space, but rental companies are more than welcome to offer merchandise, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages for sale. Alcohol cannot be sold in the space as A.R.T./New York will not have a liquor license, but beer and wine can be served at special events. Details forthcoming.
Totally! We just haven’t decided exactly how that will work yet. Details forthcoming..
General liability, umbrella liability, workers compensation (or volunteer accident), auto liability, and property insurance for its own physical property. A.R.T./New York may offer a TULIP (Tenants and Users Liability Insurance Policy) that renters can buy into at a low price for the duration of the rental. Details forthcoming.
Not in the forseeable future. Marketing and publicity, as well as ticket sales, will be entirely up to the renters, which means you will have total control over how the show is sold and presented to the public.
To stay within building and fire codes the seats we must have an approved ground plan in advance of any seating configuration. That means you have to chose one of the ground plans we have already created for the Gural and the Mezzanine. You can find groundplans on the facilities page.
Please Note: Seating layouts are in the process of being approved for public assembly and are subject to change.
Probably not. That isn't in our plan at the moment. With the wide variety of configurations it seems best to use general admission or designate a priority section of seating rather than using assigned seating. That being said, if you want to bring in your own way of numbering our seats, we're open to that.
Sorry, no. To ensure equity of access, each company is limited to one subsidized rental (of 3-8 consecutive weeks) in a theatrical season (July-June).