Square Footage: 1,649 sq ft
Capacity: 74

The DiMenna Center for Classical Music is New York City's only space built for classical music rehearsal and recording.

The DiMenna Center's Benzaquen Hall is ideal for chamber orchestra and chorus rehearsals and recording projects.

Dramatic, contemporary, and located in Midtown’s most up-and-coming neighborhood, The DiMenna Center's Benzaquen Hall is also a unique setting for intimate parties, product launches, panel discussions, staff retreats, and press conferences.

Benzaquen Hall's loft-like, column-free space offers:
-Vaulted ceilings
-Hardwood floor
-Steinway D 9-foot grand piano
-Tables and chairs
-Music stands
-Bass stools
-Conductor podium

The DiMenna Center was designed for artistic inspiration. Bring your own creative vision to life in our sophisticated and customizable spaces!

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

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


(Availability has not been published)

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Call (212) 594-6100 or submit a booking inquiry at: http://oslmusic.org/dimenna-center/booking

Hours Of Operation 9am - 10pm
Rental Policy All booking inquiries must be discussed with a DiMenna Center staff member before they can be confirmed.
Cancellation Policy 25% deposit required at contract signing. Deposit refunded only if cancellation is made more than two weeks prior to rental.
Allows Last Minute Reservations true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Proof of liability insurance required
Personnel Available at Time of Rental On site manager, Building engineer, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Personnel Available at Time of Performance None specified
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options None specified
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 1680.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Sound-proof, Acoustic panels
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi, The DiMenna Center will provide state-of-the-art recording connectivity and A/V connections that are both compatible with current technology and anticipate future technological advancements. Each room is outfitted with multiple analog and digital connections to allow multi-track recording from the control room and outfitted with fiber optics to enable audio/visual and film recording. The two larger rehearsal rooms can accommodate CD recordings through a mounted stereo microphone and a portable CD recorder. Each room also provides transformer isolated A/C power, wireless Internet, bidirectional video infrastructure and technical intercom system. Background Noise Coefficients are consistent with professional recording standards.
Flooring Wood, Sprung wood
Stage Configuration Flexible stage, flat floor, open space
Stage Dimensions None specified
Seating Capacity 74
Seating Arrangement None specified

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Tables
Artist Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments And Accessories Performance piano, Music stands
Audio PA system, Microphone
Video Film None specified
Studio Arts None specified

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility Elevator
Audience Services Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous None specified

Rates EditEdit Rates

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

This space was last updated on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 4:02PM