The Rehearsal Space Thread

#1
Let's start and maintain a list of good cheap rehearsal spaces.

Creative Acting Company
122 W. 26th Street 11th floor (6th / 7th)
(212) 352-2103

CAP21
18 W 18th Street (5th/6th) 6th Floor
(212) 807-0202

Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street between 6th & 7th
(212)924-5877

Atlantic Theater
453 W. 16th St. (9th/10th)
(212) 691-5919

Musical Theater Works
440 Lafayette St.
(212) 529-0259

... Will Hines, I know you have some I've missed. Also, if you have price info (min price) please include.

Who knows the cheapest place out there now?

Dan
 
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GoldDustWoman

difficult but worth it
#4
Cool thread!

Players Theater
115 Macdougal Street
212-254-5076
$18/hour

New York Spaces
939 8th Ave
212-397-1313



CAP21 starts at $18 and Atlantic starts at $15; I believe that Creative Acting is pricier (at night they charge a rather high "flat rate" if I remember correctly).

More to follow...
 
#5
champions
257 w. 39th st.
212-307-7707
about $12/13 an hour

and weist barron studios on 43rd street, I think (they are in the yellow pages online) is 10- 12 an hour. its a decent space but its a really bizarre place too. I cant explain it, its just weird, like a time warp or something.
 
#6
Lizard said:
champions
257 w. 39th st.
212-307-7707
about $12/13 an hour

and weist barron studios on 43rd street, I think (they are in the yellow pages online) is 10- 12 an hour. its a decent space but its a really bizarre place too. I cant explain it, its just weird, like a time warp or something.
i just rang them.

WEIST BARRON SCHOOL OF TELEVISION COML ACTING INCORPORATED
35 W 45TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 840-7025

spaces from 10AM onward, $10 / hour, not for dance.
 
#7
Lizard said:
champions
257 w. 39th st.
212-307-7707
about $12/13 an hour
I have found that the really cheap spaces at Champions are too small for improvising, but if you ask for the $18/hr rooms those are usually just big enough.
 

Whines

prefers formal greetings
#8
Players has two $15/hour rooms that are a tad small but big enough. They have gone through at least once phase in which they stopped allowing improv groups but they're over that for now.

The only one on my list that's not here is this:
NY Spaces: 799-5433;939 8th Ave 3rd Fl,131 W 72nd St
I haven't used it in a while. It's too far uptown, and the spaces are too small. But in an emergency, it'll do.

Champions on 39th street is acceptable, but not great -- too small. Lots of availablily though, and $15/hour.
Spaces at the old Champions on 44th is a notch worse. And it's the slowest elevator in the city.
 
#9
four53
453 Graham Ave.
Brooklyn NY
718 383 3432
(take the "L" train to the Graham Ave. stop)

MIN. $5/HR MAX $8/HR FOR IMPROVISERS & ACTORS

min.$12/hr max $15/hr for musicians
 
#10
dggoldst said:
Let's start and maintain a list of good cheap rehearsal spaces.

Creative Acting Company
122 W. 26th Street 11th floor (6th / 7th)
(212) 352-2103

CAP21
18 W 18th Street (5th/6th) 6th Floor
(212) 807-0202

Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street between 6th & 7th
212-647-1100

Atlantic Theater
453 W. 16th St. (9th/10th)
(212) 691-5919

Musical Theater Works
440 Lafayette St.
(212) 529-0259

... Will Hines, I know you have some I've missed. Also, if you have price info (min price) please include.

Who knows the cheapest place out there now?

Dan
I manage Where Eagles Dare, a rehearsal space (22' X 28') and in addition a 40-seat theatre. Minimum rate is $12 per hour:
Where Eagles Dare
347 W. 36th St.
646/207-2926

For more info, see http://www.johncpresents.com.

--John Chatterton
 
#11
Another great and CHEAP space!

Hey guys,

I have another great place that is VERY cheap as well. They have a small room for $12/hour and a bigger room for $16/hour!

THE MINT THEATRE
311 W. 43rd St. 5th FLOOR
(212) 315-9434
rental@minttheatre.org

Have a great holiday guys!

The PIT
www.thepit-nyc.com

dggoldst said:
Let's start and maintain a list of good cheap rehearsal spaces.

Creative Acting Company
122 W. 26th Street 11th floor (6th / 7th)
(212) 352-2103

CAP21
18 W 18th Street (5th/6th) 6th Floor
(212) 807-0202

Chelsea Studios
151 West 26th Street between 6th & 7th
212-647-1100

Atlantic Theater
453 W. 16th St. (9th/10th)
(212) 691-5919

Musical Theater Works
440 Lafayette St.
(212) 529-0259

... Will Hines, I know you have some I've missed. Also, if you have price info (min price) please include.

Who knows the cheapest place out there now?

Dan
 
#13
The Pit - As A Rehearsal Space!

The PIT is renting out it's theatre for $10/hour.

9 to 4 on Weekdays!

9 to Noon on Weekends!

Instead of room, you can rent out a whole THEATER!

Fully equiped: sound/lights/private bathroom/greenroom/seats/patio/great location/etc.

Please call TOM at 212-563-7488!

THE PIT
 
#14
Ok, who has starting prices for:
Creative Acting Company
CAP21
Chelsea Studios
Musical Theater Works
New York Spaces

Together, we can make this rehearsal space thread happen! I will compile all this info into a table when we get it all in place. Let's work towards the growth of improv in NYC: more rehearsal groups, more teams, more improvisers. Let's become the number one improv city in the world.
 
#15
A table is a great idea! I haven't reached Musical Theater Works yet, but left a message. As for the rest:

  • Creative Acting Company: 4 hr. minimum, $15/hr. (room size: 20x14 or 22x16).
  • CAP21: $18 (see earlier post by GoldDustWoman; I'm not sure of the room size, couldn't reach them yet).
  • Chelsea Studios: (direct phone is 212-924-5877): $35 (room size: 30x14).
  • New York Spaces: three locations, three minimum rates:
    1. West 72nd Street Studios (131 W. 72nd St., 212-799-5433): $12 (room size: 10x10).
    2. Eighth Avenue Studios (939 Eighth Avenue, Suite 307, 212-397-1313): $18 (room size: 11x21).
    3. Ripley-Grier Studios (520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor, 212-643-9985): 16/hr. (room size: 12x22).
 
#17
New York Rehearsal Space Update 8 Jan 2003

Name: Atlantic Theater
Address: 453 W. 16th St (9th/10th)
Rate: $15+
Tel: (212) 691-5919

Name: Champions
Address: 257 w. 39th st. (7th/8th)
Rate: $13+
Tel: (212) 307-7707

Name: Creative Acting Co.
Address: 122 W. 26th St, 11th Fl. (6th/7th)
Rate: $15 (4 hr. min)
Note: 20'x14' or 22'x16'
Tel: (212) 352-2103

Name: Mint Theater
Address: 311 W. 43rd 5th Fl. (W. of 8th)
Rate: $12+
Note: rental@minttheatre.org
Tel: (212) 315-9434

Name: New York Spaces-8th Ave Studios
Address: 939 8th Ave (55th/56th)
Rate: $18+
Note: 11'x21'
Tel: (212) 397-1313

Name: New York Spaces-West 72nd Street Studios
Address: 131 W. 72nd St (Col./A'dam)
Rate: $12+
Note: 10'x10'
Tel: (212) 799-5433

Name: Players Theater
Address: 115 Macdougal Street (N. of Bleecker)
Rate: $15
Tel: (212) 254-5076

Name: Tom Epstein
Address: Times Square
Rate: $10, $12 Wknds
Note: 800' sq
Tel: (917) 613-8963

Name: Where Eagles Dare
Address: 347 W. 36th St. (8th/9th)
Rate: $12+
Note: 22' x 28'
Tel: (646) 207-2926

Corrections and additions to me at this message board. Thanks to all who helped.
 
#18
Free Performance Space

The New York Comedy Club, located at 241 East 24th street has a newly built stage perfect for improv and sketch comedy.... Now booking dates in February and March. Troupe receive 100% of box ofice admissions. No rental fee. All nights available...Dates going fast. Anyone interested in seeing space or reserving dates please call Al at 718-979-9898. Free rehearsal time with show booking.
 

urfman

Secretly Cuban
#19
dggoldst said:
i just rang them.

WEIST BARRON SCHOOL OF TELEVISION COML ACTING INCORPORATED
35 W 45TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 840-7025

spaces from 10AM onward, $10 / hour, not for dance.
Beware! I reserved space here right before Xmas on a Monday night from 8pm-10pm and they were gone and their offices closed. :mad:
When I called the next day to complain, they acted like they didn't know me! I had no choice but to make my practice group and Erin Rose Foley walk to the asbestos filled halls of Harlequin after that! Sorry Erin

A good place:

The Producer's Club
358 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th)
212-315-4743

Lots of spaces from $10 and up. Friendly and honest. Only small problem: to reserve space, you have to put it on your debit/credit card when you call.
 
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