The Actors Fund Arts Center is a state-of-the-art black box performance venue and rehearsal space located at the lobby level of The Schermerhorn in downtown Brooklyn. The venue is operated by The Actors Fund in collaboration with Breaking Ground. The mission of The Actors Fund Arts Center is to serve as a resource for Brooklyn-based artists and arts groups to aid in the development and sharing of their work, as well as a venue for integrating the residents of The Schermerhorn with the surrounding community through the arts.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Audio Recording, Reading, Meeting, Video/Film Shoot, Screening
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use None specified


(Availability has not been published)

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Please send an email to Along with the requested rehearsal or performance dates, please include possible tech rehearsal requests and type of performance.

Hours Of Operation None specified
Rental Policy Renters must submit an application and be approved for rental. Rehearsal rentals must be paid in full prior to using the space. Performance rentals require a deposit at booking.
Cancellation Policy Deposits are non-refundable.
Allows Last Minute Reservations None specified
Booking Requirements Deposit, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Personnel Available at Time of Rental On site manager, Maintenance, Security, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Personnel Available at Time of Performance Technical director, Ushers, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1760.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Wings/backstage space, Stage curtains
Technology None specified
Flooring Sprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration Black box
Stage Dimensions 44 ft x 23 ft with 15 ft ceiling
Seating Capacity 73
Seating Arrangement Raked, Multi level, Seating risers, Continental, Flexible seating, Optimal house size for dance & theatrical productions at AFAC is 73 seats. Additional rows can be added in front of main seating to increase house size when necessary. Please discuss this during the booking process.

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Risers, Tables
Artist Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments And Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Music stands
Audio Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, For events requiring live music, please inquire about space capabilities at booking.
Video Film Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player
Studio Arts None specified

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Infrared system/assistive listening, Backstage restroom, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous None specified

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsals $20 - - -
Performances $160 - - -
Class $50 - - -
Auditions - - - -
Photo Shoots - - - -
Special Events $160 - - -
Audio Recording - - - -
Reading $160 - - -
Meetings - - - -
Video/Film Shoots $160 - - -
Screenings $160 - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsals - - - -
Performances $160 - - -
Class - - - -
Auditions - - - -
Photo Shoots - - - -
Special Events $160 - - -
Audio Recording - - - -
Reading $160 - - -
Meetings - - - -
Video/Film Shoots $160 - - -
Screenings $160 - - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 2:03PM