The Access Theater Gallery Space is located in Tribeca. It has hardwood floors, risers for seating, and a 28' by 30' area for standing, performances, or other. It is equipped with track lights and a sound system, and it has large windows looking out from a 4th story view on two of four sides of the space.
Cleaning Fee: $50
Minimum Booking: 1 day
The Gallery space does not come with a staff. With the exception of us taking care of the restroom and taking out garbage, you are responsible for maintaining cleanliness of your space.
Are there hours of operation for the renters of the performance spaces?
Our spaces are booked by the week, from Monday at noon, through to the following Sunday, by 11pm. Occupancy in the performance spaces is allowed from 9AM -11PM. Additional use of the space, other than performances, requires specific permission from the Access Theater staff.
Will we need our own insurance?
Yes. Access requires that you obtain Volunteer Accident insurance for all members and associates of your organization, as well as General Liability to cover the patrons of your performances. We can give you contact information for companies that have provided these insurance policies to our past renters.
Are we responsible for the staffing (ticket sales, light/sound operators, fireguard, production management) of our production?
You're on the fourth floor. Is there a freight elevator for the loading in/out of our set and equipment?
Can we use the elevator for patrons who might have trouble maneuvering the stairs?
Can we hold a benefit event (fundraisers, opening night receptions, etc.) during our rental time at Access?
With specific permission, we will on occasion allow benefit-style events to take place as part of your rental. It requires an additional insurance policy, however, particularly when serving alcohol. We can give you contact information for companies that have provided this policy to past renters.
Are there issues of sound bleed or intrusion into the space during performances?
Some. Access Theater is situated directly beneath BATTERY DANCE, a 30-year old institution in Tribeca. The rehearsal spaces above may cause impactive movement to be heard in the performance spaces. As part of your rental with Access Theater, we rent the space above the BLACK BOX on Wednesday – Sunday evenings from 8-9:30 pm to insure uninterrupted performance time, and for the GALLERY we rent the studios above from THURSDAY-SATURDAY from 8-9:30 pm. It is the responsibility of the renters to book spaces above their performance venues for any other times they wish to ensure silence above their performances. We can give you contact information and specific details about which studio to book should you wish to secure additional performance times, and you will be given a special Access Theater renter's rate for the booking of that space. We encourage you to consider these "blackout" times when finalizing your performance schedule.
And related, can we serve refreshments in the lobby outside the black box? Yes. If selling alcohol, your sign must have somewhere in small print: Suggested Donation.
43 people saved this space