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UNDER St. Marks has been an experimental theatre space since the 1970's. Located on St. Marks Place between First Avenue and Avenue A, this basement theatre is popular to a wide variety of Theatre artists.

One side wall of the stage features a sandstone and brick wall, the opposing side is a usable stand-up bar.

There is a backstage dressing room with direct access to crossover, stage and restroom.

The lighting system includes a carefully designed reparatory plot which allows a great variety of looks, areas and colors. Four Re-Focusable and Re-Gellable instruments add to its versatility.

This space is equipped with a sound package that includes: a mixing board with multiple microphone jacks, a dual CD Deck, and stereo sound.

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Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Audition, Video/Film Shoot, Reading
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
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How To Book

The spaces are available to view most days; to be scheduled around rehearsals and other bookings; call 212-777-6088 or email for availability. Please include the following in your email, or be prepared with this information over the phone:
- Theater requested
- Dates and times requested
- Contact's phone number and email
- Company (if applicable) and project name

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Rental Policy We rent on a first come, first serve basis. There are no refunds and no date changes once a venue is contracted for a performance. We require general liability insurance for any performance. You can buy in to our policy, for a flat fee of $150, which is good for one calendar year, plus an additional fee of $15 per performance, or you can provide your own insurance. We require a fireguard be present at each performance. We can provide a fireguard for you, at a fee of $75 per performance, or we can provide a letter of fitness for someone from your company to become certified. More detailed information on fireguard certification can be found at our website here. Personnel (techs, box office staff, etc.) are not included in rental fees. All sets must be struck and stored nightly; a limited amount of storage space is made available to each show. Projectors and screens are available in each space; for a fee of $50 per performance. Use of the light and sound boards are included in rental fees; we have a standard rep plot with four refocusable lights in each space.
Cancellation Policy There are no refunds and no date changes once a venue is contracted for a performance. We require 24 hours notice of cancellation for rehearsal bookings.
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Rental Personnel Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Call for addtl performance personnel
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Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion

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Space Features Air-conditioned
Technology Cell service
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Amenities Dressing rooms
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Audio Equipment Sound system, Microphone, CD player
Video/Film Equipment Projection screen
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Reviews This space has been recommended by a disabled artist.
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Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms
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This space was last updated on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 4:41PM