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Rehearsal Space

A.R.T./New York has a total of eight studio and meeting spaces available to rent by the hour for rehearsals, meetings, auditions, workshops, and small scale performances. Chairs, tables, rehearsal cubes, and wireless internet are available in each studio. Many studios have a piano (inquire when booking).

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Studio Rental Availability

A.R.T./New York is pleased to announce that we are open for business offering studio rentals at [email protected] in Midtown Manhattan and at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with enhanced safety procedures in place. 

If you would like to book space, you may email your requests to [email protected] for [email protected] and [email protected] for South Oxford Space. We ask that you carefully read over the safety guidelines listed below to determine if your activity meets our requirements before contacting us.

Guidelines for Studio Rentals 

  • Renting organizations must affirm with the state on the NY Forward website that they have opened under the appropriate business category, and must have their own COVID-19 prevention safety guidelines in place.
  • Bookings will be scheduled with at least 30 minutes between them to allow for sanitizing and for the air to clear.
  • Payment must be made by credit card in advance, with card information saved to the account.
  • No one other than A.R.T./New York staff is permitted to enter the manager's office.
  • Renters and participants will not be allowed to enter the building more than five minutes before the rental time. No lingering in the lobby or hallways before, during, or after the rental time.
  • Social distancing must be maintained in the studio and the common areas. 
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the common areas.
  • Renters and all participants must comply with all posted guidelines and sign a health screening document stating compliance each day they enter the building. Anyone feeling sick or feverish is asked to stay home.
  • Studio windows (where applicable) must be open while occupied. Fans and/or air purifiers, which are provided in the space, must be used.
  • Singing and shouting is prohibited if the studio is occupied by more than one person unless approved by management and the additional singing waiver has been signed.  
  • No large, bulky, or power-draining equipment may be brought into the facility.
  • These guidelines are in addition to our regular space rental guidelines and the posted COVID-19 prevention regulations, including limits on occupancy in elevators, restrooms, and common areas.

Download a PDF version of the guidelines.

Maximum Capacity of Studios

520 Studio E, SOS Great Room -15 persons

520 Bruce Mitchell Room, 520 The Room, 520 Studio B, SOS Studio G - 10 persons

520 Studio A, SOS Studio B - 4 persons

520 Studios C and D are not available for rental at this time.


LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space


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

Rental hours are between 10am and 4pm daily. The LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space is fully air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible, and convenient to all trains: B, C, D, G, N, R, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5, and the LIRR. Please note that we do not rent for private functions such as birthday parties, weddings, or baby showers.

Please note that, during COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, all bookings will be charged the rehearsal rate regardless of the use of the space.

An icon of a wheelchair user.The LuEsther T. Mertz South Oxford Space is an ADA-compliant accessible facility. To learn more about the accessibility of our spaces, check out our Accessibility page.

 

Check Availability

The calendar below shows current availability over the next 3 months, booked times are indicated in blue. Please contact facilities staffing to make your booking.

 

The Great Room

A spacious, wood-paneled performance hall with large arched windows against the left wall. Chairs are set up in rows facing a small stage, with a grand piano in front of the windows.

This stunning wood-paneled room has 14' ceilings, a small raised stage, and hardwood floors. The room measures 35' x 27', and the stage is 15' x 10'.  There are three tall windows with drapes that have blackout capabilities. Capacity is 8 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

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Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $24/hr
Class/Small Meeting: $37/hr
Large Meeting: $68/hr
Performance: $85/hr
Member Discount
Rehearsal: $20/hr
Class: $27/hr
Performance/Event: $60/hr

 

Studio G

A spacious room naturally lit from the windows against the far wall. There is a piano in the far corner next to some chairs, and a folding table sits to the left.

Located on the first floor, the Studio G rehearsal space measures 28' x 26' with 10' ceilings. This bright, airy studio with windows and a Marley dance floor opens out to a backyard garden. Capacity is 5 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

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Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $20/hr
Class/Small Meeting: $30/hr
Reading/Large Meeting: $45/hr
Member Discount  
Rehearsal: $17/hr
Class: $20/hr
Reading: $38/hr

 

Studio B

This clean, well-lit rehearsal space located in the basement has Marley flooring, measures 21' x 16' and has 9' ceilings. Capacity is 2 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

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Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $17/hr
Class/Small Meeting: $24/hr
Member Discount
Rehearsal: $14/hr
Class: $17/hr 

Gallery Space

Gallery Three is located on the third floor of South Oxford Space. This intimate showroom has housed over 40 exhibits since 2004 and has featured local artists working in a variety of media. Curator Stephanie Bok focuses on highlighting the work of early to mid-career artists—ranging from self-taught to professionally trained—while maintaining a high standard of artistic excellence. All sales inquiries are referred to the exhibiting artists or their representatives.

Gallery Three is currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Local artists who wish to submit proposals for future exhibitions may email their bio, a description of work, and JPEG or PNG images to Stephanie Bok at [email protected]. No phone calls or unscheduled visits, please.

 


[email protected]

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

Rental hours are between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. [email protected] is fully air-conditioned and is wheelchair accessible. Additional air purifiers have been installed in each studio. The Spaces are located in Manhattan’s Garment District, conveniently close to Penn Station and the Port Authority, as well as all Times Square and 34th Street Subway lines.

Please note that, during COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, all bookings will be charged the rehearsal rate regardless of the use of the space.

Icon of a wheelchair user.

Spaces @ 520 is an ADA-compliant accessible facility. To learn more about the accessibility of our spaces, check out our Accessibility page.

 

Check Availability

The calendar below shows current availability, booked times are indicated in blue. Please contact facilities staffing to make your booking.
Studio E and The Room will be added shortly to this calendar shortly. In the meantime, feel free to email us for current availability. 

 

The Bruce Mitchell Room

A spacious room with shiny blue flooring. A piano and chair sit against the far wall.

This lovely, colorful room measures 30' x 25' and may be used for rehearsals and small events. It has adjustable track lighting, convenient counter space, and rubberized “Mondo” flooring. Capacity is 5 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Book the Bruce Mitchell Room »

Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $36/hr
Class: $45/hr
Reading: $55/hr
Member Discount
Rehearsal: $28/hr
Class: $35/hr
Reading:  $45/hr

 

Studio A

A mid-sized room with blue flooring. Curtains are pulled back along the far wall to reveal a wall-to-wall mirror.

This rehearsal room measures 22' x 18'. It has sprung floors with rubberized “Mondo” flooring. There is a wall of mirrors that may be covered with drapes provided. Capacity is 3 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

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Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $25/hr
Class: $35/hr
Member Discount  
Rehearsal: $22/hr
Class: $28/hr

 

Studio B

A large room with shiny blue flooring. There is a piano in the corner and a few black rehearsal blocks in the middle of the room.

Studio B measures 28' x 22'. It has sprung floors with rubberized “Mondo” flooring. Capacity is 2 persons (as of October 1, 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Book Studio B »

Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $28/hr
Class: $44/hr
Reading: $55/hr
Member Discount
Rehearsal: $25/hr
Class: $34/hr
Reading: $45/hr

 

Studio C

A mid-sized carpeted room with yellow and white walls. A piano sits next to some large windows.

This studio measures 22' x 14'. It has wall-to-wall carpet.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this studio is not currently available for rentals.

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Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $20/hr
Class: $29/hr
Member Discount
Rehearsal: $18/hr
Class: $24/hr

 

Studio D

A small carpeted room with a whiteboard and a table along the far wall.

Especially suited for meetings, classes, and table readings, Studio D measures 25' x 14' and has wall-to-wall carpet.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this studio is not currently available for rentals.

Book Studio D »

Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $20/hr
Class: $29/hr
Member Discount  
Rehearsal: $18hr
Class: $24/hr

 

Studio E (formerly known as the Peter Ziesler Studio)

A spacious room with black flooring. There are black velvet curtains covering two walls, and windows along the far wall.

With an adjacent lobby and restroom, this large studio is perfect for weekly lockouts and workshops. It may also be used for small events and readings. It has three windows, marley floors and drapes along the walls. It measures 44’x21’ Capacity is currently 8 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Book Studio E »

Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $50/hr

Class:

Reading:

Weekly Lockout:

$65/hr

$75/hr

$1800

Member Discount  
Rehearsal: $40hr

Class:

Reading:

Weekly Lockout:

$55/hr

$65/hr

$1400

 

 

New Georges' The Room

A spacious room with blue flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows on the far wall. Two folding tables and some chairs sit in the middle of the room.

This bright open studio has a wall of windows and may be used for rehearsals and small events and readings. It measures 28’x22’ and has rubberized “Mondo” flooring and is available for weekly lockouts. Capacity is currently 5 persons (due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Request Booking »

Hourly Rates
Rehearsal: $36/hr

Class:

Reading:

Weekly Lockout:

$45/hr

$55/hr

$1200

Member Discount  
Rehearsal: $28hr

Class:

Reading:

Weekly Lockout:

$35/hr

$45/hr

$1000

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 [email protected]

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