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Polonsky Shakespeare Center is the first theatre built in New York City for Shakespeare and classic drama since the 1960s. Opened in 2013, with its elegant courtyard Mainstage and multi-tiered lobby, Polonsky Shakespeare Center offers a rare combination of scope and intimacy ideal for theatrical performance, as well as cultural and corporate events, film screenings, receptions, cocktail parties, film/television shoots, and more.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Reading, Meeting, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Rentals are subject to availability and Theatre for a New Audience approval. All rentals require an on-site meeting with TFANA staff, during which the Lessee's specific needs will be discussed in detail in order to arrive at an agreed upon rental price.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Email Steven Gaultney, Theatre Manager, at with a detailed description of your event, specifically the size of your company/crew, the anticipated size of your audience/attendees, a tentative scheduling breakdown, and tech rider. For initial inquiries and basic information, Steven can also be reached at (212)229-2819 x67.

Hours Of Operation Hours of operation can be catered to the Lessee's needs. Our current standard hours of operation are Monday - Friday, 10:00AM - 6:00PM.
Rental Policy A signed rental agreement, payment in full, security deposit and insurance certificate are all required prior to the beginning of the rental period.
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Call for addtl rental personnel
Performance Personnel Box office staff, Ushers, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 4032.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Wings/backstage space, Sound-proof, Stage curtains, Privacy, No Grid, Rigging from I-beams only
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Wood
Stage Configuration Flexible stage
Stage Dimensions 56 ft x 72 ft with 34 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 265
Seating Raked, Multi level

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Risers, Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Electronic keyboard, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Sound booth, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Infrared system/assistive listening, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous AEA Approved

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - - - -
Rehearsal - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Class - - - -
Audition - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Screening - - - -
Reading - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Audio Recording - - - -

This space was last updated on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:31PM