Announcing NYC Performing Arts Spaces 2.0


You have it all: the talent, collaborators, and even *funding.* What’s the problem? Your 4th floor walkup is barely big enough for a dinner party, let alone a rehearsal. There’s a one-step solution to book the perfect rehearsal or performance space in New York City.

NYC Performing Arts Spaces offers more than 2,000 music, dance, and theatre spaces in all 5 boroughs across the city. You can search in tons of ways; from the basic (cost, location) to the not-so-basic (sprung wood flooring, wifi, music stands, etc.) It’s free to search for space!

And now NYC Performing Arts Spaces has a new look and more features, including…online booking!

For artists, you can search for a space that’s available the day and time you need it, view up-to-date availability of participating spaces, and then pay securely online with a credit card.  Super easy!

Right now we’re premiering a handful of spaces using online booking. You can book space online for the newly refurbished Gibney Dance Center starting right now! Studio 2, Studio 5, and Studio 7 are open for business!

Besides a slick new home page and search filtering options, we’ve also added:

  • Images of available venues
  • Map showing your search results
  • Search based on the location you want
  • Dashboard for your favorite spaces and searches
  • And give your feedback with reviews of spaces!

If you are a venue interested in online booking, get in touch to see a demo. Online booking means that you can show thousands of NYC artists the exact times your space is available right on your profile page. You can review and approve potential renters, charge them through the site, and we transfer the money straight to your bank account.

We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped make this happen. This new development was made possible by the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Kresge Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York City Theater Subdistrict Council, and New York State Council on the Arts. A huge thanks as well to all the artists and venues that let us interview them during the design phase, and the artists and organizations that have supported the project and helped us promote it!

Image of Gibney Dance Center courtesy of Samantha Siegel.

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