THE BIPOC AFFORDABLE

REHEARSAL RENTAL PROGRAM

Prioritizing BIPOC artists and performing arts entities from underserved and under resourced communities, Teatro Círculo’s Affordable Rehearsal Rental Program will provide a minimum of 1,000 hours of deeply discounted rentals to artists and entities throughout New York City, for $10/hour at our modernized 3rd Floor studio space. The days and times the space will be available will be the PEAK hours of Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM to 10:00PM, excluding Federal Holidays and weeks when Teatro Círculo uses the space.

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) access to affordable rental signals our intention of creating a safe space where emerging writers, actors, directors, dancers, and performance-based artists are encouraged to imagine strong, while supporting each other through the process of creation.  

Teatro Círculo believes accessible rehearsal space for the creative performing arts can provide a vision and advocacy platform for antiracism, equitable funding and structural support for culturally specific artists and performing groups in New York. 

3rd Floor Studio Rehearsal Rental Regular Rates for instructional and/or rehearsal activities only, are as follows:

Commercial (for-profit) entities pay an hourly rate of $40.00 per hour.

Nonprofit, performing arts organizations pay an hourly rate of $25.00 per hour.

Artists and performing arts organizations who are BIPOC and/or who are from underserved and/or under-resourced New York communities pay an hourly rate of $10 per hour.

Please register your interest by clicking on the “Rehearsal Space Rental” button.  Rentals for other uses, please mention the desired use in the appropriate box on the registration form.

AFFORDABLE THEATER RENTALS

Teatro Círculo, located in New York City’s premier Off Off Broadway Theater Districts, on the fabulous 4th Arts Block in the East Village between Bowery and 2nd Avenue, has rental opportunities for independent producers, nonprofit entities, individuals artists and workshop instructors. Available for rental are two black box spaces and one rehearsal studio space.

Main Stage

Mainstage Blackbox Theater (74 Seats) Permitted Uses: Audio Recordings, Live/Works, Exhibitions, Meetings, Screenings, Video/Film Shoots, Photo Shoots, Auditions, Classes, Rehearsals, Performances, Special Events, Readings. Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art

SECOND STAGE

Second Stage Blackbox Theater (50 Seats) Permitted Uses: Live/Work, Exhibitions, Studio Arts, Meetings, Screenings, Video/Film Shoots, Photo Shoots, Special Events, Live Performances, Rehearsals, Classes, Auditions, Readings.  Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art

STUDIO/THEATER

Rehearsal Studio/Theatre (45 Seats) Permitted Uses: Live/Work, Exhibition, Studio Art, Meetings, Screenings, Video/Film Shoots, Photo Shoots, Special Events, Live Performances, Rehearsals, Classes, Auditions, and Readings.

Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art