|Setup||The school's facilities, including its 110-seat black box Theater, are available for rental for corporate, non-profit, and private New York City events as well as for commercial and film shoots. The Gathering Space is a large open carpeted area with built-in seating, overlooks a garden Courtyard and accommodates 190 people. The 120-seat Screening Room is a great choice for movie screenings and panel discussions. Three dance studios, music studios and rehearsal studios are also available as event/party and practice spaces.|
|Furnishings||Chairs, Dining Tables (6 ft), Sound and Lighting|
This West Harlem event space and not-for-profit arts institution serves over 3,000 students annually in four core artistic disciplines: dance, music, theater and the visual arts. The Upper Manhattan school offers several modern indoor/outdoor rental venues for your next private corporate or social event or performance, including a theater, a courtyard, and multiple dance and rehearsal studios.
The school's main performance space is an intimate black box theater located in the heart of Harlem. The Theater’s proscenium seating accommodates 110 people, facing a 40’ wide x 20’ deep stage (non-sprung wooden floor) traditionally used for NYC dance (black marley flooring available), theater and concert performances, film screenings, rehearsals, video, film and camera shoots, and parties. The Theater is available to individual artists, production companies, non-profit organizations and corporate institutions that are interested in booking one-day to six-week events. Rental of this Harlem performance space also includes a standard lighting and sound system that can easily be modified to meet your event's specific needs.
The serene and natural atmosphere of the Courtyard offers a relaxing outdoor experience during mild to warm months. Embedded within the school's facility, this oasis of majestic trees, plants, and flowers rests against a rock wall that supports a thirty-foot high waterfall. Accommodating up to 100 people, the Courtyard is ideal for receptions, mini-retreats, photography shoots, intimate, outdoor concerts and productions, parties, or simply a place where the world stands still for a moment. Rental of the Courtyard event space is hourly, with a two-hour minimum.
With a seating capacity of 120, the Screening Room offers professional and first-time filmmakers alike an electronic drop-down adjustable screen, projector, and sound system for viewing purposes. In addition to accommodating traditional film screenings, the event room may also be transformed for panel discussions, receptions and post screening parties.
The Gathering Space is renowned as a major venue for Uptown concerts and recitals, also accommodating special events and film shoots. This 3,500 sq. ft. carpeted area hosts a maximum capacity of 190. The 40-foot high ceilings feature track lighting, while the walls and monolith columns are bathed in natural light directed into the area by the building's award winning architectural design.
The non-profit institution's dance studios are professional studios for individual or group rehearsals/practices and events. Three spacious options are available to accommodate performances, rehearsals (acting and dance), workshops, photo/video/television shoots and auditions. Each practice space/studio includes fixed ballet barres, eight-foot high mirrors, pianos, adjustable lighting and audio equipment.
The first studio (41 ft. x 34 ft.), offers a wooden floor (not sprung) traditionally used for modern and African dance classes and also features an 11’ x 20’ electronic drop-down screen for film viewings and still projections. The second studio (41 ft. x 44 ft.), the school's largest dance studio has a light grey Marley floor, traditionally used for ballet and modern dance classes. The third and smallest studio (27 ft. x 17 ft.), has a light grey Marley floor traditionally used for tap, hip-hop and ballet classes.
For the musician seeking creative solace, this Harlem institution's music rehearsal studios offer individual and group rehearsal space for rent. Four smaller rooms (8 ft. x 9 ft.) are carpeted and equipped with a stand up piano and music stand. Two larger studios (20 ft. x 2 ft.) are equipped with grand and baby grand pianos and music stands, servicing choirs, ensembles, orchestras, general meetings, classes, and lectures.
Rent this unique Uptown event space for your next film screening, kids birthday party, cocktail reception, wedding, fundraiser, rehearsal, performance, fashion show or photo/film shoot in New York City.
Additional views: Music Room/Rehearsal Studio
|Catering||The school/institution does not offer on-site catering but allows all types of outside caterers to serve food/beverages and use its kitchen.|
|Restrictions||All events at the venue must end by 12 AM.|
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Portable Screen and Projector
- 16 Channel Board
- 16 Channel Snake
- 3 Microphones
|Cool Features||Waterfall, Birthday Parties in the Arts (childrens birthday celebrations featuring exciting workshops in drumming, dancing, painting and acting provide an unforgettable experience for your child and their friends on this special day)|
|Past Clients||Chase, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The H.A.D.L.E.Y. Players, Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company|