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Jerome Robbins Theater

The Jerome Robbins Theater is an intimate venue with a floor-level stage and a fixed-seating orchestra and balcony.

The sprung stage, 42’ wide by 28’ deep, can accommodate dance, theater, film screenings, classes, workshops, and more. The ceiling height is 33', and the maximum grid height is 27'. The raked bench seating, for up to 238 audience members, accommodates a maximum of 187 in the orchestra and 51 in the balcony. The Jerome Robbins Theater is ADA compliant and includes two fully-equipped dressing rooms and four public restrooms.

Ideal for:

  • Performances
  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences + Meetings
  • Events
  • Film Screenings
  • Photo + Film Shoots

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The Jerome Robbins Theater is named in recognition of Mikhail Baryshnikov’s lasting friendship and collaboration with Jerome Robbins. Lead support for the theater acquisition and renovation was provided by The Jerome Robbins Foundation.

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Howard Gilman Performance Space

The Howard Gilman Performance Space is a large, open studio that can accommodate performances and rehearsals.

The space is 72’ wide by 43’ deep, and the grid height is 15’4”. The Howard Gilman Performance Space is located on the 4th floor of BAC, including a lobby, two public restrooms equipped with locker rooms, and a small kitchen.

Ideal for:

  • Showings
  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences + Meetings
  • Events
  • Photo + Film Shoots

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The Howard Gilman Performance Space is named in honor of Howard Gilman, a philanthropist and long-time friend and supporter of Mikhail Baryshnikov. The Howard Gilman Performance Space was dedicated in November 2006.  Lead support for the theater was provided by The Howard Gilman Foundation.

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Rudolf Nureyev Studio

Dimensions: 43’ x 43’
15' 4” grid height

The Rudolf Nureyev Studio has expansive windows with southern and western exposure. BAC studios are equipped with a rehearsal sound system and have vinyl dance floors on sprung, basket weave, hardwood floors. The studio has permanent floor mounted wooden ballet barres along two sides of the space. The studio windows can be fully masked by utilizing motorized blackout shades or darkened by lowering the scrim sunshades.

Please note that the studio is not equipped with mirrors.

*Portable barres may be requested, subject to availability.

Ideal for:

  • Showings
  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences + Meetings
  • Events
  • Photo + Film Shoots

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The Rudolf Nureyev Studio is named for the legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), thanks to the generous support of the Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation.

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Studio 4B

Dimensions 43' x 29'

17’ 7” ceiling height

Studio 4B has expansive windows with southern exposure.  BAC studios are equipped with a rehearsal sound system, and have vinyl dance floors on sprung, basket weave, hardwood floors. Studio 4B has permanent floor mounted, wooden ballet barres along one side of the space. The studio windows can be fully masked by utilizing motorized blackout shades, or darkened by lowering the window’s scrim sunshades.

Studio 4B is equipped with mirrors along the 29’ eastern wall.

*Portable barres may be requested, subject to availability.

Ideal for:
Rehearsals
Conferences + Meetings
Events
Film Screenings
Photo + Film Shoots
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John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio

Dimensions 43' x 43'

18' grid height

The John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio has expansive windows with southern and western exposure. BAC studios are equipped with a rehearsal sound system and have vinyl dance floors on sprung, basket weave, hardwood floors. The studio has permanent floor mounted wooden ballet barres along two sides of the space. The studio windows can be fully masked by utilizing motorized blackout shades or darkened by lowering the scrim sunshades.

The studio is equipped with mirrors along the 43’ eastern wall.

*Portable barres may be requested, subject to availability.

Ideal for:

  • Showings
  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences + Meetings
  • Events
  • Photo + Film Shoots

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The John Cage & Merce Cunningham Studio is named in honor of John Cage and Merce Cunningham’s contributions to contemporary 20th century art and culture.

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Christina Sterner Studio

Dimensions 30' x 27'

19’ 5” ceiling height


The Christina Sterner Studio has expansive windows with southern exposure. BAC studios are equipped with a rehearsal sound system, and have vinyl dance floors on sprung, basket weave, hardwood floors. The studio has permanent floor mounted, wooden ballet barres along one side of the space. The studio windows can be fully masked by utilizing motorized blackout shades, or darkened by lowering the window’s scrim sunshades.

The studio is equipped with mirrors along the 30’ western wall.

*Portable barres may be requested, subject to availability.

Ideal for:

  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences + Meetings
  • Events
  • Photo + Film Shoots
  • Learn more about BAC rentals

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The Christina Sterner Studio is named for Christina Sterner, Managing Director Emeritus of BAC and White Oak Dance Project.

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About BAC Rentals

Baryshnikov Arts Center is now accepting rental requests through December 2018.

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Baryshnikov Arts Center is now accepting rental requests through December 2018.


Performances

Performances

BAC is one of New York City’s leading venues for live performance rentals.

BAC’s theaters have housed presentations by local and international dance companies, off-Broadway theater productions, and more.

Rental features:

  • Rental features:
  • Full access to BAC’s technical equipment
  • Technical support by in-house production staff
  • The Jerome Robbins Theater includes an offstage dressing room, a second large dressing room with washer and dryer, and green room amenities
  • Additional space rental options for post-show receptions
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen access
  • ADA compliant with elevator access to all spaces
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Rehearsals

Rehearsals

BAC is a prime location for studio rentals in the heart of New York City.

BAC provides clean, quiet, private workspaces for a variety of art forms including dance, theater, music, and puppetry, among others. Groups requiring ample space are easily accommodated in our spacious venues.

Rental features:

  • Column-free studios with high ceilings
  • Large windows with southern and western exposure to natural light
  • Sunshades and blackout shades
  • Sprung wood floor covered with black marley
  • Sound system
  • Ballet barres and mirrors
  • Access to restrooms, lockers, and showers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen access
  • ADA compliant with elevator access to all spaces
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Conferences + Meetings

Conferences + Meetings

BAC offers a professional, alternative setting for conferences and meetings.

BAC’s studios and theaters can accommodate events ranging from large seminars to small group workshops and staff retreats. A variety of options are available for breakout sessions and auxiliary spaces.

BAC’s Midtown location is at the center of New York City’s convention activity, within walking distance from the Javits Center, Madison Square Garden, and Times Square. With its close proximity to Penn Station, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and the Lincoln Tunnel, BAC is a convenient destination for conference and meeting attendees.

Rental features:

  • Audio and Video equipment available upon request
  • Technical support administered by in-house production staff
  • Chairs, folding tables (4’ and 6’), linens, and coat racks available upon request
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen access
  • ADA compliant with elevator access to all spaces
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Events

Events

BAC’s attractive architecture and beautiful interior spaces with high ceilings make it a popular venue for a variety of events.

BAC’s studios and theaters can accommodate a range of event configurations. BAC has expansive windows with southern and western exposure to natural light, boasting views of Manhattan, the Hudson River, and gorgeous sunsets.

Rental features:

  • Technical equipment (subject to availability)
  • Event support administered by in-house production staff
  • Limited number of chairs, folding tables (4’ and 6’), linens, and coat racks (subject to availability)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen access
  • ADA compliant with elevator access to all spaces
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Film Screenings

Film Screenings

BAC’s Jerome Robbins Theater, equipped with HD projector, large projection screen, and surround sound system, is optimal for film screenings.

Excellent sightlines allow for an ideal viewing experience. BAC is equipped to implement technical set-up for Q&A sessions, and the Jerome Robbins Theater Lounge provides an intimate setting for pre- or post-screening receptions.

Rental features:

  • Christie 12K HD Projector
  • 24’ h by 32’ w Pro Cyk Projection Surface
  • Technical support administered by in-house production staff
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen access
  • ADA compliant with elevator access to all spaces
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Film + Photo Shoots

Film + Photo Shoots

BAC has served as a location for a wide variety of film, television, and photo shoots.

With a neutral color palette of textured concrete and white walls, BAC’s studios are a flexible canvas. High ceilings and large windows give natural light and stunning cityscape views.

Rental features:

  • Theatrical lighting and sound equipment
  • Technical support administered by in-house production staff
  • Studios equipped with sunshades and blackout shades
  • Access to restrooms, lockers, and showers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen access
  • ADA compliant with elevator access to all spaces
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Photos: Francis Dzikowski/Esto, Courtesy of H3 Architecture


Photos by Richard Beenen


Photos by Richard Beenen


Photos by Richard Beenen


Photos by Richard Beenen


Photos by Julieta Cervantes