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The Mainstage Theater

The Mainstage Theater

The Mainstage Theater

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Space Rental

Thank you for your interest in renting space from Playwrights Horizons .  

440 Studios

Rental space is available at 440 Studios, located at 440 Lafayette Street, just south of Astor Place, in the heart of Greenwich Village.  With 19 rehearsal studios of various sizes on our third and fourth floor including three theatrical spaces, 440 Studios has space to accommodate groups both big and small.  Our studios are available for classes, dance (except tap), auditions, open calls, seminars, meetings, and rehearsals. More information about 440 Studios.

 

42nd Street

We offer two rehearsal studios for rental in our building, in addition to the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (128 or 96 seats) and the Mainstage Theater (198 seats).  Conveniently located on 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, Playwrights Horizons is only a few blocks away from Times Square, many subway lines and the Port Authority bus terminal.

Due to frequent activities scheduled in the theaters/rehearsal studios, walk-in visits can not be accommodated. To schedule a viewing of the theaters or rehearsal studios, please contact Casey York at cyork@phnyc.org or by calling (212) 564-1235 x3132.

 

REHEARSAL STUDIOS

Playwrights Horizons has two studios available for auditions, rehearsals, meetings, and staged readings.  Studio hours are typically 10am-10pm, excluding holidays.  Please contact us for specific hours and availability. The rehearsal studios rent on an hourly or weekly basis.

North Rehearsal Studio

Dimenstions: 32’1” long by 19’2” wide
Non-profit rate: $35/hr, $300/day or $1400/wk
Commercial rate: $45/hr, $350/day or $1600/wk

South Rehearsal Studio

Dimensions: 41’2” long by 30’8” wide
Non-profit rate: $45/hr, $350/day or $1700/wk
Commercial rate: $55/hr, $400/day or $1900/wk

Studio details

The two studios share a reception area that comes equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, sink, and casual seating. Both studios are also appropriate for seated readings, particularly the larger South studio and are equipped with:

Chairs & tables
A wall of mirrors
Resiliently cushioned wooden flooring
Air conditioning
Locking closet for long-term rentals
Piano upon request

For more information, please contact Casey York at cyork@phnyc.org or by calling (212) 564-1235 x3132.

 

THEATERS:

Peter Jay Sharp Theater – 128 seats (or 96 seats)

The Peter Jay Sharp Theater is an intimate theater with 128 seats which can be converted to 96 seats to meet AEA showcase contracts.  With lobby space, a booth, two dressing rooms equipped with bathrooms and showers, and seasonal sound/lighting packages, the Sharp Theater is suitable for anything from invited readings up to full productions.

PRICE:

Peter Jay Sharp Theater – 128 seats (convertible to 96 seats for multi-week rentals)

$6,000/week (thru 6/30/13 when weekly rate may increase)– includes Front of House package (House Manager and volunteer ushers,) seasonal sound and lighting equipment packages and service. 

$1,000/day (thru 6/30/13 when daily rate increases to $1,200)- includes PH Facilities Supervisor (up to 8 hours included), House Manager (one 4-hr shift included) and use of lobby.

Stage Dimensions:

128 seat configuration:                           42’-0” W x 29’-10 3/4" D
96 seat configuration:                             42’-0” W x 36’-3” D
Booth to edge of stage (128 seats):         26'-5" (96 seats -- 20'-0")
Grid Structure:  11'-8" AFF to underside of pipe

Please click below for a ground plan and sectional of the theater.  (Adobe Reader required).

Sharp Theater ground plan

Sharp Theater section

 

Mainstage Theater – 198 seats

The beautiful 198-seat Mainstage Theater is a great choice for special events, benefits, staged readings, and full productions.  Features include a two-level lobby space, five dressing rooms, wardrobe room, green room, trap room, counterweight fly system, and seasonal sound/lighting packages.

PRICE:

$10,000/week – includes PH Facilities Supervisor, House Manager, seasonal sound and lighting equipment packages and service.  (WEEKLY RENTALS IN MAINSTAGE CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE.)

$1,600/day (thru 6/30/13 when daily rate increases to $2,000)- includes PH Facilities Supervisor (up to 8 hours included), House Manager (one 4-hr shift included) and use of lobby.

Stage Dimensions:

Proscenium Opening:                             36’-0”
SL Wall to SR Wall:                              44’-0”
Upstage Wall to Downstage Edge:         33’-0”
Downstage Edge to Booth Wall:         36’-0”
Upstage Wall to Booth Wall:                  69’-0”

Please click below for a ground plan and sectional of the theater.  (Adobe Reader required).

Mainstage Theater ground plan

Mainstage Theater section

Mainstage Theater grid plan

For more information, please contact Casey York via cyork@phnyc.org or by calling (212) 564-1235 x3132.

Long-term rental Info

** This list is intended to be informational and is not all-inclusive. **

Lighting

Basic package provided, which includes 30 fixtures with cabling and a lighting console.  Subject to availability, there may be an additional lighting package available for rental upon request. Renter is responsible for all other fixtures, accessories, color media, hardware, etc.

Sound

Basic sound system provided, which includes two speakers, amps, and a sound console. Clear Com system provided, which includes 4 wired headsets/beltpacks and a Stage Manager console with com and paging to the dressing rooms. Renter is responsible for all microphones, additional speakers, playback system (cd player or computer), etc.

Personnel

A facilities supervisor is required for all time renter is in the space.  The FS is included in the rental cost for a limited number of hours specified in the contract.  Additional hours above what is included are an extra cost.  Once performances begin, the FS operates the light board or sound board and the cost of the person is paid by renter. A fire-guard certified house manager is included for a specified number of shows per week.

Front-Of-House / Ticketing / Concessions

Renter is responsible for arranging ushers to take tickets and seat patrons.
All ticket sales must be handled by Ticket Central.  Renter will be required to sign a separate agreement for ticketing service. Concessions may be sold and managed by renter or a third-party company, but PH receives a percentage of gross income.  Renter is solely responsible for obtaining a liquor license.

General

All physical elements used onstage must be flameproof in accordance with FDNY requirements. General janitorial service and utilities are provided. Insurance is required.

Photos of Mainstage Theater by Robert Davis.