Space Rental Rates & FAQ

RENTAL RATES

Rates for different categories of rentals are listed below, varying based on the rental type and studio size. Resources such as tables, chairs, lighting, etc. are available for rentals that fall outside of the categories of a regular rehearsal.

Please contact rentals@gibneydance.org for specific inquiries and for more details on our availability and rates.

Non-profit Dance Rehearsal

NPDR rental rates apply to simple rehearsal rentals for non-profit performing arts organizations or individual artists.

Rate Range: $7.50-35/hr

NPDR Rental Specials: 

  • Early Bird Special- 50% off 8-10am NPDR rentals
  • 24 Hour Special- 50% off NPDR rentals booked less than 24 hours in advance
  • Space Subsidies- We offer $10-12/hr rentals  through NYSCA and Dance/NYC. Please reach out to rentals@gibneydance.org for more information.

*Please note that rental discounts/specials cannot be combined.

Non-profit Class, Workshop, Photo/Video Shoot

These rates apply for specialty rentals beyond a simple rehearsal, where no fees are being charged to participants.

Rates: $40-95/hr

For-profit Class, Workshop, Photo/Video Shoot

These rates apply for specialty rentals beyond a simple rehearsal, where a fee is being charged to participants or the renting organization is for-profit.

Rates: $40-$170/hr

High-yield Photoshoots & Filming

For photoshoots and filming materials that are captured in our studios and broadcasted via major media outlets. Please reach out to rentals@gibneydance.org for additional information and rates.

Institutional

Institutional rates apply to rentals for institutions such as universities and accredited schools.

Rates: $40-$100/hr

For-profit Commercial Rehearsals & Studio Lockouts

These rates apply for rehearsal rentals and studio lockouts for for-profit organizations and production companies.

Hourly Rates: $40-$100/hr
Day Rates: $350-$1,300/day
Weekly Lockout Rates: $1,700-$7,000/week

Event

Event rates apply to rentals for functions such as parties, receptions, etc. We are unable to accommodate weddings.

Rates: $100-$250/hr + a required $35/hr staffing fee

POP: Performance Opportunity Project

POP Showing/Open Rehearsal Package

POP Showing rates are for non-ticketed, donation-based open rehearsals or showings. POP Showing rentals are in 4-hour increments only.

Rates: $355-$650 for the 4 hour rental package

POP Performance

POP Performance rates are for self-produced rentals with a three-night performance run. POP Performance rentals are offered in Studio H only, and include Gibney marketing, box office, and productional assistance for your show. POP Performances are accepted by application on a rolling basis.

Set Rate: $5,500 + % of ticket sales

Learn more about POP

FAQ

Got questions about renting space at Gibney 280 Broadway and 890 Broadway? We’ve got you covered!

If your questions aren’t answered below, please contact our Rentals team at rentals@gibneydance.org. You can also download our Non-Profit Rehearsal Rental Guidelines here.

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I’m a first-time renter, what do I do?

All renters can request space through our online forms; please submit the “Non-Profit Rehearsal Request Form” for all non-profit, individual rehearsal rentals and submit the “Other Rental Request Form” for all other inquiries. All first-time, NP rehearsal renters will be sent a contract to be signed prior to their rental date.

What are the rental operating hours?

Gibney 890 Broadway (Union Square) is open from 8am – 8pm weekdays and 9am – 7pm Saturday. Please note that Gibney 890’s doors lock at 7:30pm Monday-Friday and 6:30pm on Saturdays. Please ensure that all members of your party are in the building prior to these times. Re-entry after these times will be strictly prohibited. 

Gibney 280 Broadway is open from 8 am – 10 pm Monday – Friday, and 10 am – 10 pm Saturday & Sunday.

Currently due to COVID-19 rentals can be booked in one hour increments. Please note 30 minutes will be left between each rental for necessary cleaning and sanitizing of the space.

When booking, be aware of our ‘Quiet Hours’. Gibney is proud to be a multi-use space, which includes three flexible performance venues. To avoid disrupting performances, Gibney has instituted nightly Quiet Hours from 8pm-10pm at our 280 Broadway location.  All studio usage during Quiet Hours must limit sound levels, keep loud stomping and screaming/yelling to a minimum, and keep studio doors closed.

Gibney staff reserves the right to monitor sound levels and ask renters to lower sound if deemed too loud for performances.

Are your spaces accessible?

GIBNEY 280 BROADWAY

Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street during all building hours: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm Monday – Friday, and 10:00 am – 10:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

For access requests or inquiries, please contact Elyse Desmond, Director of Operations and Facilities, by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or at 646.837.6809 (Voice only).

GIBNEY 890 BROADWAY

The main entrance for Gibney 890 Broadway is an accessible entrance and available during all building hours: 7:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday, and 9:00 am – 6:30 pm on Saturdays.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 890 Broadway location outside of listed hours should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or 212.677.8560 (Voice only).

Please note that Gibney 890’s doors lock at 7:30pm Monday-Friday and 6:30pm on Saturdays. Please ensure that all members of your party are in the building prior to these times. Re-entry after these times will be strictly prohibited.

What is a non-profit renter?

We define non-profit renters as entities incorporated with 501c3 status, non-incorporated entities with fiscal sponsorship, and/or non-incorporated individual artists with neither fiscal sponsorship nor 501c3 status. Our non-profit rehearsal rates do not apply to organizations that service dancers, such as non-profit photographers and videographers.

Being a “non-profit renter” means you are eligible to receive subsidized rehearsal rates through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dance/NYC.

NPDR Rental Specials:

  • Early Bird Special: 50% off 8-10am NPDR rentals
  • 24 Hour Special: 50% off NPDR rentals booked less than 24 hours in advance
What are your rental rates?
How can I pay for my non-profit dance rehearsal rental?

All online NPDR rental requests will be required to pay via debit/credit card. All NPDR rentals booked in person have the opportunity to be paid for with cash (up to $40.00), check, or credit/debit card. All non-profit rehearsal bookings must be paid for at the time of booking.

All credit/debit card transactions submitted through our Non-Profit Rehearsal form are processed via Stripe. The following policies are applied:

Refund Policy: Rental refunds are processed onto the card in which the payment was originally made or via check if the rental payment was originally submitted via cash or check.

What is your cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to Director of Center Rentals, Mariana Spósito at mariana@gibneydance.org.

NPDR Cancellation Policy: When cancellations for a non-profit rehearsal rental occurs less than 7 days prior to the rental date the renter will not receive a refund of their rental payment. However, if Gibney staff can rebook the space after this time, a 50% refund of the rental payment will be issued. When a non-profit rehearsal rental is canceled 7 or more days in advance a full refund of the rental payment will be issued. If you are contracted for a non-NPDR rental, please refer to the cancellation policy detailed in your rental contract.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our cancellation policy will be flexible for cancellations due to sickness or health concerns.

What are the capacities of your studios?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reduced capacities in our studios for social distancing and safety. Please note that if a rental request is submitted via our online forms with an occupancy that exceeds the following limits, your request will not be approved.

890 Broadway

Studio 1 – 10 people
Studio 2 – 5 people
Studio 3 –  8 people
Studio 4 – 19 people
Studio 5-2 – 11 people
Studio 6 – 5 people
Studio 7 – 2 person
Studio 8 – 6 people
Studio 9 – 3 people

280 Broadway

Studio A – 2 people
Studio B – 2 people
Studio C – 16 people
Studio D – 4 people
Studio E – 4 people
Studio F – 2 people
Studio G – 3 people
Studio H – 33 people

Studio U – 5 people
Studio V – 3 people
Studio W – 4 people
Studio X – 3 people
Studio Y – 6 people
Studio Z – 1 person

What are the dimensions of your studios?

All studio dimensions are available on the main space rental page, and spaces may be sorted by location and size.

Do your studios come equipped with sound systems, aux hookups, etc.?

There are sound systems with aux hookups in all studios. Some also contain CD drives.

What studios provide pianos for my rehearsal?

At 280 Broadway, pianos are permanently available in E and V.

At 890 Broadway, pianos are permanently available in Studios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-2, 6, and 8.

Which studios am I allowed to wear shoes in?
280 BROADWAY

Studio D: Use of tap shoes, heels, and indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio E: Use of indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio F: Use of tap shoes, heels, and indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio G: Use of indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio X: Use of tap shoes and indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio Z: Use of indoor sneakers and tap shoes is allowed.

890 BROADWAY

Studio 6: Use of indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio 7: Use of indoor sneakers is allowed; tap and heeled shoes are also permitted only when the masonite located in the room is laid out.

Studio 8: Use of tap shoes, heels, and indoor use sneakers allowed.

Studio 9: Use of indoor use sneakers allowed.

Shoes are prohibited in all other studios.

Can you accommodate class and workshop rentals?

Absolutely! Simply fill out the Other Rental Request Form and include information about your class or workshop when you are requesting space.

Can I book your space for showings or open rehearsals?

Yes! Showing and open rehearsal rentals are available. Fill out the Other Rental Request Form or contact rentals@gibneydance.org to inquire about rates and availability.

The Center additionally “self-subsidizes” space and offers personal and professional development resources through our Residencies program.

Can you accommodate film and photoshoots?

Absolutely! Simply fill out the “Other Rental Request Form” and include information about your film or photo shoot when you are requesting space.

Can I book space for live streaming?

Renters may book under the NPDR rates when live streaming from a laptop or mobile device via Zoom, Instagram Live, etc. Please note that if you will be using filming equipment or recording footage you will need to fill out our Other Rental Request form to book.

What are your load-in hours?

890 Broadway’s freight elevator operates complimentary from 9:30 am – 11:30 am & 3 pm – 4 pm Monday – Friday. Times can be extended in 1-hour increments at a rate of $75/hr when prearranged with Gibney staff with at least 72 hours’ notice. The freight elevator does not normally operate on Saturdays but can be arranged for a minimum of 4 hours at the rate of $75/hr.

280 Broadway’s freight elevator can be prearranged with Gibney staff with 48 hours notice of usage.