SPECIAL JANUARY DISCOUNT: 20% off subsidized rentals/rehearsal space!
A traditional 50-seat black box venue, the Black Box is the ideal space for theatrical performances, readings, workshops, festivals, and photo & film shoots!
Equipped with a dressing room, backstage bathroom, and a sound and light package, visit www.AccessTheater.com for more details.
Since 1992, Access Theater has served as a cost-effective rental alternative for New York's independent theater scene. Access seeks innovative, not-for-profit producing organizations devoted to the production of new works and offers a well-maintained, subsidized, and therefore affordable downtown venue that showcases emerging artists.
Access Theater prides itself on its reputation as a premier producer in the independent theater scene, as well as one of the most affordable, lovingly maintained theater houses in New York. The New York Times describes Access as "one of the theaters to pay attention to in downtown New York". Access Theater has served as host to an impressive roster of theater artists and productions, from the Working Theater and Fringe NYC to Fiasco Theater's Cymbeline and Bedlam's acclaimed premiere productions of Hamlet and Saint Joan.
Our over-two-decades long history is rich with the early works of then-unknown theater artists, artists now recognized and respected for the contributions they have made to modern theater. Stephen Belber, Brian Dykstra, David Johnston, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Hollinger, David Foley--these playwrights all got their start with works produced by Access Theater. Other highlights include The Killing Act, written and directed by Tom McCarthy (Oscar winner, Spotlight) and featuring Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and Dominic Fumusa, which went on to a reading at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Scenes from critically acclaimed films THE BIG SHORT and A WOMAN, A PART also filmed in our Black Box Theater!
Access strives to become the most affordable theater in all five boroughs for performing artists and audiences. With greater financial resources, Access will remain a supporter and promoter of new and innovative works. We will take great pride in being a jumping-off point for the next wave of performing artists in New York. The only way we can continue to attract talent and keep audiences coming to the theater is by making it affordable on all ends.
|Permitted Uses||Exhibition, Rehearsal, Performance, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Special Event, Screening, Reading, Meeting|
|Disciplines||Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art|
|Restrictions On Use||Generally rents by the week with occasional exceptions. No high impact movement.|
COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE
Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Space requests must be at least 1 week in advance.
Rental must be for at least 4 hours
|How To Book||
Please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Hours Of Operation||Everyday 9:00am - 11:00pm|
|Rental Policy||Theater generally books by the week, but there are options to rent our space for readings, rehearsals and multiple performances.|
|Cancellation Policy||Our cancellation policy is available upon request by emailing email@example.com|
|Open to last minute space requests.||true|
|Booking Requirements||Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required|
|Rental Personnel||Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment|
|Performance Personnel||Technical director|
|Payment Types||Cash, Check, Credit card, Payment plan, Barter|
|Other Allowed Activities||Street shoes, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted|
|Space Dimensions||1008.0 sqft|
|Space Features||Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Ceiling fans, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Sound-proof, Stage curtains, Lobby area|
|Technology||Cell service, Internet access, WiFi|
|Stage Configuration||Proscenium, Platform stage, In the round, Thrust, Flexible stage, Black box|
|Stage Dimensions||28.8 ft x 20 ft with 11 ft ceiling|
|Seating||Fixed, Raked, Multi level, Seating risers, Flexible seating|
|Lighting||Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments|
|Furniture||Chairs, Risers, Tables, Ladder|
|Amenities||Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom|
|Instruments and Accessories||Rehearsal piano, Music stands|
|Audio Equipment||Sound system, Sound booth, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, Amplifier|
|Video/Film Equipment||Digital projector|
|Studio Arts/Maker Equipment||-|
|Parking||Paid garage/lot parking|
|Accessibility||Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage|
|Audience Services||Restrooms, Box office, Lobby|
|Miscellaneous||AEA Approved, Free space available|
This space was last updated on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00AM