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Chain Theatre (Main Stage)

Chain Theatre EditEdit Description

The Chain Theatre is a located on 36th Street between 8th and 9th Ave on the 4th floor of the Theater Building in Midtown Manhattan. Chain Theatre is in the same building as The Barrow Group and The Tank and located around the corner from Ripley Grier and ArtNY. This is truly a theater hub with a constant flow of theatrical shows and actors/ audience in the building.

Home of the Chain NYC Film Festival. All screenings for the international film festival happen here!

Winter Discount Rates Available
Holiday Discount Rates Available

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Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Audio Recording, Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Reading, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Meeting, Exhibition
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use -


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Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

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Hours Of Operation Mon-Sun 10am-11pm
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements Deposit, References, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Box office staff, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 770.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Wings/backstage space
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Wood
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 23.5 ft x 16 ft with 12.5 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 65
Seating Fixed, Raked, Seating risers, ADA Seating Available

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Dressing rooms
Instruments and Accessories Electronic keyboard, Music stands, extra rental cost required
Audio Equipment Sound system, MP3/auxiliary input, Amplifier
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player, Additional rental costs required
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility Accessibility_active EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Backstage, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms, Box office, Lobby
Miscellaneous AEA Approved

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Audio Recording - - - -
Performance $100-$200 $800 $3,700 $14,000
Rehearsal $50-$75 $600 $3,000 $8,000
Special Event - $900 $3,700 $14,000
Class - $600 $3,000 $8,000
Audition - $600 $3,000 $8,000
Reading - $800 $3,700 $14,000
Photo Shoot - $900 $4,000 $9,000
Video/Film Shoot - $900 $4,000 $9,000
Screening - $1,000 $6,000 $15,000
Meeting - $600 $3,500 $8,000
Exhibition - $800 $3,700 $8,000

This space was last updated on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:03PM