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James & Martha Duffy Performance Space

Mark Morris Dance CenterEditEdit Description

The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space is one of the largest column-free studios in Brooklyn. It is fully equipped with a triple-basket weave sprung sub floor, covered with a Marley-type PVC dance floor, portable ballet barres, a Steinway grand piano, and a sound/video playback system. It is bright with natural light, plus central heat and air-conditioning.

The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space encompasses the 5th floor of the Mark Morris Dance Center and includes a small lobby (12'x40' or 480 sq. ft.) and bathrooms adjacent to the space.

The space converts into a 140-seat theater perfect for performances and can be set up for private events.

Other building amenities include dressing rooms with showers and lockers, vending machines, two outdoor terraces, and two lounges.

Ideal for:

Conferences + Meetings
Photo + Film Shoots

MMDG's rental subsidy program provides rehearsal space to the dance community starting at $10/hour. This program is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Balletmakers/Capezio. Contact us to learn more

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Video/Film Shoot, Rehearsal, Audition, Photo Shoot, Performance, Special Event, Meeting, Screening, Class, Exhibition, Audio Recording
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use No rosin, glitter, no high heels.


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Call the front desk at 718.624.8400 or email

View more information on the MMDG website:

Hours Of Operation Monday - Friday 8:30am-9pm & Saturday 9am-6pm
Rental Policy Space can be rented three months in advance, released on the 1st of the month. Calendar only reflects the next 4 weeks of availability. Availability is updated weekly and is subject to change. For the most up to date availability, please contact the Center. - See more at:
Cancellation Policy 7-day notice required
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements -
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel -
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options NYSCA subsidized rates available
Other Allowed Activities Live percussion

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 3600.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Barres, Mirrors, Acoustic panels, Stage curtains
Technology Cell service
Flooring Sprung wood, Marley laid
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Flexible stage
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity -
Seating Seating risers, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Podium, Floor mats, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano, Electronic keyboard, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Projection screen, DVD player, TV/monitor
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Reviews This space has been recommended by a disabled artist.
Parking Street parking, Bike rack, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Patron restrooms
Audience Services Vending machines, Restrooms, Lobby
Miscellaneous Space can be booked three months in advance starting on the 1st of the month. - See more at:

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Rehearsal $40 - - -
Audition $50 - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Performance - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Screening - - - -
Class - - - -
Exhibition - - - -
Audio Recording - - - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Rehearsal $15 - - -
Audition - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Performance - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Meeting - - - -
Screening - - - -
Class - - - -
Exhibition - - - -
Audio Recording - - - -

NYSCA subsidized rate available

This space was last updated on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 11:24AM