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The historic Connelly Theater, located in a 19th Century school building in the East Village, is a beautiful 99-150 seat miniature opera house with air conditioning, a pressed tin ceiling, a proscenium arch over a raised stage, and a horseshoe-shaped balcony.

Popular with off-off- and off-broadway companies, as well as numerous feature film and television productions, The Connelly is a unique venue in the heart of New York City.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Reading, Video/Film Shoot, Audition, Screening
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre
Restrictions On Use No loud amplified sound during school hours (before 4:30pm) on a weekday.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

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Hours Of Operation Renters have access to the space from 9am - midnight daily.
Rental Policy Weekly+ rentals preferred. Daily rentals available only at certain times, except film and television shoots, which may be scheduled around theater bookings as calendar allows.
Cancellation Policy Rental requires a non-refundable deposit upon signing.
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, References, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel Maintenance, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Street shoes, Rosin use, Live percussion

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 504.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Stage curtains, Rigging points, Large basement dressing rooms, ample storage space, large lobbies. Basic black curtains available as part of inventory. Stage curtains, with track and hardware available for rental.
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Wood, Original wood deck covered with masonite
Stage Configuration Proscenium, 12' wings on each side, 3’ crossover hallway behind stage
Stage Dimensions 21 ft x 24 ft with 17 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 99
Seating Fixed, Raked, Multi level, Seating risers, Venue can seat 99 (Showcase) or up to 150 by adding seats in the balcony. Seating is somewhat flexible (chairs are not fixed to the floor).

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Incandescent, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Two upright pianos
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Mackie mixing console, 2 EV speakers, ClearCom system
Video/Film Equipment Light grey cotton cyc may be used as a projection screen.
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Additional Accessibility Info
Parking Street parking
Accessibility Accessible without stairs, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Backstage restroom, Backstage
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous AEA Approved

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
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Performance - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Reading - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Audition - - - -
Screening - - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal - - - -
Performance - $1,000 $3,450 -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Reading - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Audition - - - -
Screening - - - -

This space was last updated on Thursday, December 17, 2015 at 6:44PM