Performance Frequently Asked Questions

Browse below to learn about our current season, ongoing performance series, usher opportunities, and more.

What is Gibney’s Current Season?

We are excited to present our Fall 2020 Season, DEEPER. Read the season announcement and view the season schedule.

All events will take place online. View all upcoming events here.

Where can I purchase tickets for your performances and events?

Tickets for all performances and events can be purchased here.

For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email boxoffice@gibneydance.org.

How are your online events held?

This Fall 2020 season, all of our events will be held online and can be viewed here. All of our online events are held via Zoom in Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Are your online events accessible?
Yes! Some events vary, but most of our online events will have ASL and captioning. Please check the specific event you’re interested in for clarification. You can also fill out our Access Requests and Inquiries Form for specific requests.
Can I volunteer usher to experience a performance for free?

Absolutely! The number of available usher spots varies per performance, so it’s a good idea to sign up in advance by emailing housemanager@gibneydance.org.

Ushers are called one hour before the show starts, and are asked to wear all-black attire and footwear. All in-person performances take place at our 280 Broadway location.

How do I get to Gibney 280?

Gibney 280 Broadway is located in Lower Manhattan across from City Hall at the nexus of Tribeca and the Financial District, near the following subway stations:

Brooklyn Bridge City Hall: 4, 5, 6, J, Z
City Hall: R, W
Chambers Street: A, C, 1, 2, 3
Park Place: 2, 3

View Google Maps here. We look forward to seeing you!

Is Gibney 280 Accessible?

Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.

Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form.

Can I take photos or video during a performance?

There is no photography or videography allowed during any performance, unless directly specified by the artist at the time of the performance.

Artists may contract our Digital Media Initiative to capture media during rehearsals and/or performances. All materials are the creative and intellectual property of the artists, and requests for access or purchase must be made to them directly.

Does Gibney sell concessions and merchandise?

We do! Gibney sells $5 wine and beer, and $1 snacks at every performance. Outside food and drinks are not permitted, and there is no eating in the performance spaces. (Drinks purchased at Concessions and water are allowed).

Merchandise is available for purchase before and after performances, as well as during normal Gibney operating hours.

Where can I have a meal nearby?

There are many choices in lower Manhattan!  The following list includes establishments open ‘til late:

Maxwell’s ($$)
59 Reade St, New York, NY 10007

Mariachi’s ($)
156 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007

Gran Morsi ($$)
22 Warren St, New York, NY 10007

Rosa Mexicano ($$)
41 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007

Dark Horse ($$)
17 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007

The Beekman Pub ($$)
15 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038

Da Claudio ($$)
21 Ann St, New York, NY 10038

Reade Street Pub and Kitchen ($)
135 Reade St, New York, NY 10013

How does Gibney decide what to present?

Gibney’s Performance, Residencies, and Curation departments works year-round to curate and program each season and performance series, working in tandem with the Curatorial Advisory Team. Learn more about Senior Director of Artist Development & Curation | Editorial Director Eva Yaa Asantewaa and Producer Sarah A.O. Rosner.

How can I perform or present at Gibney?

Gibney accepts applications throughout the year for our various programs:

Our Residency programs provide various opportunities for artists to receive space, financial, and performance support.

POP: Performance Opportunity Project provides space, support, and subsidized rates for performances to non-profit companies and individual dance artists.

What performance spaces does Gibney have?

All performance spaces are located at our 280 Broadway location.

THE LAB

The Lab (Studio A) is a sun-lit and fully accessible ground floor space with windows looking out on Chambers Street. Gibney’s smallest performance space, The Lab is equipped with lighting, sound, and projection capabilities, and includes rolling mylar mirrors.

Learn more and book The Lab.

THE WHITE BOX

Gibney’s White Box theater (Studio C) features twin skylights that create an architecturally memorable look. The space is large and versatile, perfect for classes, performances, and events.

Learn more and book The White Box.

THE BLACK BOX

Gibney’s Black Box theater (Studio Y) is also our Dance in Process Production Residency space. With a lighting grid and blackout curtains on its numerous large windows, it easily transforms from an ideal rehearsal space to a fully equipped performance space, with a soundproof door.

Learn more and book The Black Box.

THE THEATER

Extra-large and extra versatile, our 116-seat Theater (Studio H) can also easily transform into a rehearsal space or elegant setting for an event.

Learn more and book The Theater.

THE GALLERY

The Gallery creates a rare opportunity to reframe the dialogue between the fields of visual art, performance art, and dance. Located in the atrium of our performing arts center, this exhibitions space allows for an intersection between artistic disciplines.

Learn more about The Gallery.