Several Asian actors are dressed in dark, royal-looking clothing and bowing their heads as if in mourning.

Office Space

One of the critical issues facing theatres today is the need for affordable office space. Without an appropriate office, it is difficult for companies to continue to grow, expand their artistic programming, effectively manage their time, and in some instances, hire a staff or find interns. In 2000, A.R.T./New York purchased its first shared space facility to help address this challenge. Today, A.R.T./New York’s two facilities house a combined 41 offices occupied by our member companies.

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LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford Street
(Between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 398-3078
[email protected]

Urban Bush Women's office at South Oxford Space

Urban Bush Women's office at LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space

Located in Fort Greene (near downtown Brooklyn and BAM), the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space is a five story, 19,200 square foot Federal Style building that provides office space to 20 small and mid-size theatre companies for below-market rate, and subsidizes utilities and storage space. In addition to individual offices, the building has a variety of shared facilities and amenities such as rehearsal studios, a kitchen, and a mail room.

The LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space also plays an important part in the Fort Greene community. The intimate Gallery Three displays the work of local visual artists and the beautiful second floor Great Room is used for small-scale concerts, dance and theatrical presentations, and for community meetings.

The LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space is fully occupied at this time.  Please email [email protected] if you would like to be placed on our waiting list to rent office space. Mailbox rentals are currently available (see below for more information.)

Current tenants at LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space

ActNow Foundation, The American Opera Project, ArtsPool, Beth Morrison Projects, The Civilians, Colt Coeur, DreamStreet Theatre Company, Encompass New Opera Theatre, EPIC Players, Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Lone Wolf Tribe, New York Deaf Theatre, Nia Theatrical Production Company, Poetic Theater Productions, Shadow Box Theatre, The TEAM, Urban Bush Women, viBE Theater Experience, White Bird Productions


520 Eighth Avenue, 3rd Floor
(between 36th and 37th Streets)
New York, NY 10018
(212) 594-0422
[email protected]

ArtsConnection's offices at Spaces @ 520

ArtsConnection's office at Spaces @ 520

In 2002, A.R.T./New York signed a 20-year lease on 32,000 square feet in Manhattan’s Garment District. Originally acquired as raw open space, work was quickly undertaken to build out the entire third floor to accommodate offices ranging in size from 100 to 5,000 square feet and a variety of rehearsal studios. Spaces@520 is occupied by 21 member companies with access to amenities such as a copier, pantry, and storage space.

An office at Spaces@520 is available this Winter.  Please email [email protected] for more information. 

Don't need a full-sized, year round office? Learn more about shared office space »

Current tenants at Spaces@520

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, ArtsConnection, Fault Line Theatre, Gingold Theatrical Group, Kaiser's Room, Keen Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, National Alliance for Musical Theatre, National Asian American Theatre Company, National Guild for Community Arts Education, New Georges/The Room, Origin Theatre Company, Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, Playwrights Realm, Primary Stages, Prospect Theater Company, SITI Company, Stages on the Sound, Theater Now New York, Transport Group Theatre Company, Working Theater.

Mailbox Rental

A.R.T./New York offers Mailbox Rentals at both facilities for member companies without a permanent address. For a $30 monthly fee, participating members have a mailbox, use of the copier (usage is billed monthly,) and a place to receive packages. Mailboxes are available immediately at South Oxford Space and there is currently a waiting list for boxes at Spaces@520. Email [email protected] for more information.

A.R.T./New York would like to thank the City of New York for its support of capital improvements to the LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space: the Department of Cultural Affairs, the City Council, and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President. Our sincerest thanks also go to the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust and The Hyde and Watson Foundation for providing matching funds for this capital project. Generous ongoing support was provided by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and The Maurer Family Foundation for Spaces@520.

Header: NAATCO's production of Henry VI. Photo by William P. Steele.