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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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Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Kaye Studio

Dimensions 43' x 29'

17’ 7” ceiling height

The Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Kaye 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 Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Kaye 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 Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine Kaye Studio 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
  • Photo + Film Shoots

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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 (BAC) is available for a wide variety of rentals, including performances, rehearsals, events, film and photo shoots, and more. BAC’s Midtown location is in the heart of NYC, within walking distance from Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, and the High Line.

The Jerome Robbins Theater is one of NYC’s leading venues for live performance rentals, having housed presentations by local and international dance companies, off-Broadway theater productions, and more.

BAC’s four column-free studios, equipped with theatrical lighting, sound systems, and sprung floors, provide clean, quiet, private work and event spaces. With a neutral color palette of textured concrete and white walls, BAC’s studios are a flexible canvas. High ceilings and expansive windows with western and southern exposure give natural light and stunning views of Manhattan, the Hudson River, and gorgeous sunsets.

Learn more about our spaces

BAC offers reduced rates to nonprofit artist groups and competitive rates to commercial renters. For rates, availability, and to submit a rental request, please click here.

Site visits are available by appointment: bacrental@bacnyc.org

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Spaces + Specs

Baryshnikov Arts Center is now accepting rental requests.


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