Standard Toy Kraft Rehearsal Space

Standard Toy KraftEditEdit Description

Standard Toy Kraft is a 3000sq ft visual art and performance space in the heart of Williamsburg. We have over 1000 sq ft of private studio space and a large central 875 sq ft performance and rehearsal space. We are 5 friends, most of us working in puppetry, who decided to address the need (our own and others) for affordable and flexible space, so we rehabilitated a dilapidated former sweatshop into what is now known as Standard Toy Kraft. We also curate events, shows, readings, film nights, themed parties, and anything else we find missing in popular cultures offerings. We are located off the Graham stop on the L train. Please check our calendar for availability and press the big blue button to make a reservation.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Exhibition, Studio Art, Meeting, Reading, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Audition, Class, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use We do not rent the large rehearsal space after 10pm or before 10am. We do not host loud live music concerts, nor are we a venue for bands. We have different rates for rehearsals, classes, auditions, and film shoots.


COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Space requests must be at least 2 days in advance.
Rental must be for at least 2 hours

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Please check our calendar for availability and press the big blue button to make a reservation. When filling out the booking form, please be as specific as possible so that we have enough information to approve your booking.
If you would like to host a ticketed event, please email us at

Hours Of Operation 10am-10pm
Rental Policy Be nice to our space, we worked so hard to clean and build it. Please take your garbage with you when you go. Return the space to the condition in which you found it. No smoking. Do not use the roof or hallways outside our space. Remember the Golden Rule, friends. If you would like to host a ticketed event, please email us at Please see our Event Policy Document for event booking rates.
Cancellation Policy There is a strict 7-day cancellation policy. If you cancel your booking 7 days or less prior to your reserved date, you are still responsible for full payment of the time booked and will not be given any studio credit. Last minute booking are non-refundable or exchangeable. Last minute booking are bookings made 6 days or less in advance. Advanced bookings have a strict 3 week cancellation policy. Advanced bookings are bookings made 4 weeks or more in advance.
Allows Last Minute Reservations true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, On site meeting
Personnel Available at Time of Rental Maintenance, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Personnel Available at Time of Performance Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card, Work-study, Barter
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 760.0 sqft
Space Features Heated, Stage curtains, Industrial sink, Raw, Uninterrupted wall space, Puppetry platforms, rehearsal blocks, folding chairs, marionette bridges, raised stage, adjustable lighting
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Nonsprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration Platform stage, Flexible stage, Black box
Stage Dimensions 16 ft x 8 ft with 9.5 ft ceiling
Seating Capacity 75
Seating Arrangement Flexible seating, Church pews and folding metal chairs

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Floor mats, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Artist Amenities Private restroom
Instruments And Accessories None specified
Audio Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input
Video Film None specified
Studio Arts None specified

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility None specified
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms
Miscellaneous Parking and Load in: Loading in of equipment from a vehicle can be done from the street outside of 722 Metropolitan Avenue. Artists can park their vehicles either on Metropolitan Avenue, or the quieter streets around the corner. PLEASE NOTE that Standard ToyKraft is a 3rd floor space and there is no freight elevator. Load in always goes very smoothly, and everything always makes it up the stairs, but please plan accordingly.

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibitions - $200 $1,200 -
Studio Arts - - - $400
Meetings $25 $200 - -
Reading - - - -
Screenings - $225 - -
Video/Film Shoots $35 $225 - -
Photo Shoots $35 $200 - -
Auditions $35 $200 - -
Class $35 $225 - -
Special Events - $225 - -
Rehearsals $25 $200 $1,200 -
Performances - $225 - -

This space was last updated on Friday, April 03, 2015 at 4:06PM