You can search for spaces in two ways:
Searching by your criteria
Enter your requirements: purpose (rehearsal or performance), location, size of dance area, audience capacity, and rental rate per time period (such as per hour or per week). Then click the “Search” button.
For your first search, try broad or non-specific criteria. You can progressively narrow your search if you get too many matches. Read the “hints” for further tips.
Important: Regarding cost, we suggest that you enter rates slightly higher than your budget because:
- You may be able to negotiate a lower rate when you contact the facility.
- Some facilities offer discounts for not-for-profit organizations.
- Some facilities include more services and equipment in their basic rate.
Searching for a specific space by name
If you have a particular space in mind, enter 2 to 7 letters from its name in the box above labeled “by space name” and hit “Go.”
Note: Some spaces may not be available for use because:
- they are fully booked for the foreseeable future;
- they are renovating or expanding;
- they are presenters only and do not rent their space; or
- they don’t want to be listed.
Getting details and contacting spaces
The “Search Results” page will list the spaces that match the criteria you entered. For details, click on the space names.
The “Space Details” page gives you dimensions of the dancers’ area, audience seating configuration, closest transportation, available personnel and equipment, and more specifics on rental. If the facility has a website, you can go to it directly.
For any space that interests you, contact the facility manager by phone, fax or email to schedule a site visit, ask more specific questions, check on available dates and times, and negotiate rates. Some spaces book far in advance but may have cancellations.
We are always adding new spaces to the database, and we update our listings weekly, so keep checking back.
If you know a space that is not listed but should be, please contact us and give us the name, or go to Suggest, Add or Modify a Space to download a Space Information Sheet.
And when you contact a facility, please mention that you found it through the NYC Dance Places website.