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 Rates are as follows:

Commercial – For Profit:

$ 40 per hour

Unlimited hours per year, based on availability

Nonprofit

$ 10 per hour

Up to 100 hours per calendar year

Individual Artists

$ 10 per hour

Up to 100 hours per calendar year

For all other non-rehearsal rental activities in the 3rd Floor Studio, the rates are:

Class, Instructional, Conference Meeting Rental Rates:

Commercial – For Profit: $ 40 per hour. Unlimited hours per year, based on availability

Nonprofit: $ 35 per hour. Up to 100 hours per calendar year

Individual Artists: $ 40 per hour. Up to 100 hours per calendar year

Filming / Holding Rental Rates:

Film Commercial Rate: $ 1,500 per day. 12-hour day

Film Nonprofit Rate: $ 1,000 per day. 12-hour day

Special Events Rental Rates:

Family Events & Community Meetings: $ 75 per hour. For a minimum of a 4-hour day

Commercial & Nonprofit Meetings: $ 500 per day. For a minimum of a 4-hour day

Please register your interest by clicking on the “Studio Space Rental” button. Please mention the desired use in 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

MAIN STAGE RENTAL RATES:

Commercial: $ 3,500 per week
Nonprofit: $ 3,000 per week

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

SECOND STAGE RENTAL RATES:

Commercial: $ 3,000 per week
Nonprofit: $ 2,500 per week

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

STUDIO THEATER RENTAL RATES:

Commercial & Nonprofit: $ 750 per day, for a minimum of an 8-hour day