Space Rental Rates & FAQ

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.

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

All renters need to create a Gibney Rental Account in order to request space. Please visit our account login page to create your account and access 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 8:30am – 7:30pm weekdays and 9:30am-6:30pm on Saturdays. The 890 location is closed on Sundays. Re-entry after these times will be strictly prohibited.

Gibney 280 Broadway is open from 8 am – 10 pm weekdays, and 10 am – 10 pm on the weekends.

Currently, due to COVID-19, there will be mandatory 30-minute studio breaks between each new renter in every studio for necessary airflow, cleaning, and sanitizing of the space. Starting August 1st, 2021 Gibney will return to back to back rentals in all studios.

What 2021 holidays will the Gibney Center’s operating hours be closed?
The following holidays will be observed at our 280 and/or 890 Gibney Centers. Please note that we will not accept any rental for these dates nor will there be access onsite to the centers.

280 Gibney Closures:

  • Juneteenth Saturday, June 19th, 2021
  • Independence Day Sunday, July 4th, 2021
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 11th, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25th, 2021
  • Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26th, 2021
  • Winter Break December 20th – 25th, 2021
890 Gibney Closures:
  • Juneteenth Saturday, June 19th, 2021
  • Independence Day Sunday, July 4th, 2021
  • Independence Day Observed Monday, July 5th, 2021
  • Labor Day Monday, September 6th, 2021
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 11th, 2021
  • Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 25th, 2021
  • Day After Thanksgiving Friday, November 26th, 2021
  • Winter Break December 20th – 25th, 2021
What 2021 holidays will the Gibney Center’s be open under reduced operating hours?

The following holidays will be observed at our 280 and/or 890 Gibney Centers with reduced operating hours. Please note that we will not accept any rentals outside of these reduced operating hours, nor will there be access onsite to the centers.

280 Gibney Reduced Operating Hours:

  • Fall Break November 22nd – 24th, 2021 – OPEN 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • New Year’s Eve Friday, December 31st, 2021 – OPEN 8:00AM-2:00PM

890 Gibney Reduced Operating Hours:

  • Fall Break November 22nd – 24th, 2021 – OPEN 8:00AM-7:00PM
  • New Year’s Eve Friday, December 31st, 2021 – OPEN 8:00AM-2:00PM
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 Center Facilities and Security, 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: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm Monday – Friday and 9:30am-6:30pm 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 operations@gibneydance.org, completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form, or calling 212.677.8560 (Voice only).

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.

 

What Rental specials and subsidies does Gibney offer?

Early-bird Special: Gibney offers half-price rentals in all studios for rentals that begin between 8am-10am Monday-Friday.

Gibney offers $10/hr non-profit rehearsal space for non-profit and independent artists. This subsidy is made possible by generous support from Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Please reach out to the Gibney Rentals team at rentals@gibneydance.org to learn more!

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 rental cancellation requests should be submitted via your Gibney Rental Account. Once you are logged in, go to ‘My Rentals,’ choose the rental you wish to cancel, and select the ‘Cancel Rental’ button at the top, right of the page.

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?

Capacity limits for non-profit rehearsal rentals only, as of July 1, 2021, are as follows:

890 Broadway

Studio 1 – 30
Studio 2 – 15
Studio 3 – 24
Studio 4 – 60
Studio 5-2 – 40
Studio 6 – 12
Studio 7 – 2
Studio 8 – 15
Studio 9 – 10

280 Broadway

Studio A – 8
Studio B – 14
Studio C – 48
Studio D – 26
Studio E – 24
Studio F – 10
Studio G – 17
Studio H – 26

Studio U – 35
Studio V – 25
Studio W – 25
Studio X – 25
Studio Y – 35
Studio Z – 11

For all other types of rentals, please create a Gibney Rental Account or sign in through your existing login here. Once you are logged into your account, select the ‘Other Rental Request Form’ to complete and be in touch with the Gibney Rentals team to receive capacity limits for your specific type of rental.

What are your COVID-19 Policies and Procedures?

Check our Plan Your Visit page for the most up to date information about safety precautions when visiting Gibney’s Centers.

Can I take off my mask if I am in a studio with all vaccinated people?

As of July 28th, all individuals who are vaccinated and unvaccinated are required to wear a mask at all times in the center studios and common areas.

Can I meet with a group at Gibney earlier than my class/rental or after my class/rental?

There is no lingering allowed in the common areas for more than 5 minutes. To allow for air turnover in the studios and cleaning in between rentals, everyone must leave the studio as soon as the class/rental time is over. Please do not arrive at the studio any more than 5 minutes in advance of your rental.

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 U 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 create a Gibney Rental Account or sign in through your existing login here. Once you are logged into your account, select the ‘Other Rental Request Form’ and complete the steps of the form to include information about your class or workshop that you are requesting space for.

Can I book your space for showings or open rehearsals?

Yes! Simply create a Gibney Rental Account or sign in through your existing login here. Once you are logged into your account, select the ‘Other Rental Request Form’ and complete the steps of the form to include information about your showing or open rehearsal that you are requesting space for.

Can you accommodate film and photoshoots?

Absolutely! Simply create a Gibney Rental Account or sign in through your existing login here. Once you are logged into your account, select the ‘Other Rental Request Form’ and complete the steps of the form to include information about your filming or photoshoot that you are requesting space for.

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 create a Gibney Rental Account or sign in through your existing login here. Once you are logged into your account, select the ‘Other Rental Request Form’ and complete the steps of the form to include information about your filming that you are requesting space for.

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.

How do I contact the Gibney Rentals team?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gibney’s administrative staff is working remotely. To get in touch with a Gibney Rentals team member, please email us at rentals@gibneydance.org. A team member will follow up with you via email and can set up a conference or video call to connect as needed.

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.

Full-Price Rate Range: $7.50-$35.00/hr

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