Baryshnikov Arts Center

Emmanuèle Phuon's <em>Khmeropédies I & II</em>, performed in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, June 2010 Morphoses rehearsing in Studio 6A Conference presentation in the Jerome Robbins Theater Tia Cibani runway show in the Jerome Robbins Theater, Fashion Week Spring 2013 <em>Ocean</em>, screened as part of BAC Flicks: <em>Mondays with Merce</em> in the Jerome Robbins Theater, January 2010 <em>Big Wheel Films</em> video shoot for
Emmanuèle Phuon's Khmeropédies I & II, performed in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, June 2010
Morphoses rehearsing in Studio 6A
Conference presentation in the Jerome Robbins Theater
Tia Cibani runway show in the Jerome Robbins Theater, Fashion Week Spring 2013
Ocean, screened as part of BAC Flicks: Mondays with Merce in the Jerome Robbins Theater, January 2010
Big Wheel Films video shoot for "Same Difference" web series in the Jerome Robbins Theater
Baryshnikov Arts Center

BAC Rentals

Performances  I  Rehearsals  I  Conferences + Meetings  I  Events  I  Film Screenings  I  Film + Photo Shoots

View BAC's space rental options below for more information.

 

All BAC renters have access to free Wi-Fi, a pantry, and onsite café. BAC is ADA compliant, with elevator access to all spaces. BAC’s in-house technical staff is required for all rentals involving the use of theatrical equipment.


Performances

Performances

One of New York City’s leading venues for live performance rentals, BAC’s theaters have housed presentations by local and international dance companies, off-Broadway theater productions, chamber music concerts, and more. Our intimate, state-of-the-art performance spaces include the Jerome Robbins Theater and the Howard Gilman Performance Space. BAC is at the center of a vibrant neighborhood with an array of restaurants, bars, and cafes, making it an ideal destination for cultural consumers.

Rental features:

  • Full access to BAC’s state-of-the-art technical equipment
  • Technical support provided by in-house production staff
  • The Howard Gilman Performance Space includes offstage locker rooms shared with public restrooms, and the option to rent alternate dressing room spaces
  • The Jerome Robbins Theater includes an offstage dressing room, a second large dressing room with washer/dryer, and an artist green room
  • Multiple space rental options for post-show receptions include the Jerome Robbins Theater Lounge
  • Renters are invited to request referrals for box office services, performance photographers, and caterers
  • Street signage (available for weeklong performance rentals)
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Rehearsals

Rehearsals

BAC is a prime rehearsal location in New York City, providing clean, quiet, private workspaces for art forms and activities ranging from dance, theater, and music, to puppetry, fencing, and cheerleading. Groups requiring ample space, such as large musical ensembles, are easily accommodated in our spacious studios and theaters. For rehearsals requiring advanced technical needs, the Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space are outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

Rental features (studios):

  • Column-free studios with 18’ to 20’ceilings
  • Large windows with Southern and Western exposure to natural light
  • Sunshades and blackout shades
  • Sprung wood floor covered with black marley 
  • Sound system
  • Fixed ballet barres
  • Wall-mounted mirrors
  • Portable barres and mirrors
  • Access to restrooms, lockers, and showers
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Conferences + Meetings

Conferences + Meetings

BAC’s studios and theaters provide quiet, private settings for conferences and meetings ranging from large seminars to small group workshops and staff retreats. Conferences requiring simultaneous events or breakout sessions can be served by renting multiple spaces throughout the building.

BAC’s Midtown location is at the heart of New York City’s convention activity, within walking distance from the Javits Center, Madison Square Garden, and Times Square. With its close proximity to Penn Station, Port Authority Terminal, and the Lincoln Tunnel, BAC is a convenient destination for conference and meeting attendees.

Rental features:

  • HD-capable projector for video and power point
  • Wireless microphones
  • Technical support provided by in-house production staff
  • Chairs, folding tables (4’ and 6’), linens, and coat racks
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Events

Events

BAC’s attractive architecture and beautiful interior spaces with high ceilings make it a popular venue for a variety of events, including fashion shows, product launches and showcases, cocktail receptions and parties, small to mid-size weddings, and multi-space functions. BAC’s column-free studios and state-of-the-art theaters can accommodate a range of event configurations.

To achieve the desired look and feel for an event, BAC has options for theatrical lighting, as well as expansive windows with Southern and Western exposure to natural light, boasting views of Manhattan, the Hudson River, and gorgeous sunsets.

Rental features:

  • Lighting and sound equipment, including wireless microphones and HD-capable projectors
  • Technical support provided by in-house production staff
  • Chairs, folding tables (4’ and 6’), linens, and coat racks 
  • Dance floor capability
  • Renters are invited to request referrals for caterers and event photographers
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Film Screenings

Film Screenings

BAC’s Jerome Robbins Theater and Howard Gilman Performance Space, outfitted with HD-capable projectors and surround sound systems, are specially suited for film screenings. Excellent sightlines in both theaters allow for an optimal viewing experience. BAC is equipped to implement technical set-up for Q&A sessions, and the Jerome Robbins Theater Lounge provides an ideal setting for pre- or post-screening receptions.

Rental features:

  • HD-capable projector (24’ h by 32’ w Pro Cyk)
  • Wireless microphones  
  • Technical support provided by in-house production staff
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Film + Photo Shoots

Film + Photo Shoots

BAC has served as a film location for movies, television shows, music videos, and commercials, as well as for portrait, catalogue, and high fashion photo shoots. With a neutral color palate of textured concrete and white walls, BAC’s studios are a flexible canvas. High ceilings and large windows give natural light and stunning cityscape views. Alternatively, with BAC’s high level production capabilities and sophisticated lighting equipment, our studios and theaters can be transformed to portray a range of scenarios.

Rental features:

  • Theatrical lighting and sound equipment
  • Technical support provided by in-house production staff
  • Sunshades and blackout shades (studios)
  • Black flooring; optional wood flooring (studios)
  • Access to restrooms, lockers, and showers
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Phuon by Julieta Cervantes, Morphoses by Sarah Sterner, Capacity Interactive by Aviva Klein