Space Rental

Space Rental

The Joan Weill Center for Dance, on the corner of Ninth Avenue and 55th Street in Midtown Manhattan, has multiple rental spaces for events of every size.

The Ailey Studios  |  The Ailey Citigroup Theater  |  Events and Receptions  |  Rates 
Application for Use  |  Ailey School Student Use

The Ailey Studios

12 climate-controlled studios suitable for rehearsals, auditions and studio showings.  Each studio is equipped with a piano, sprung floors, mirrors and sound systems. These spaces can be modified to host corporate events such as meetings, product launches and cocktail receptions, as well as private events including weddings and birthday parties.

Studio Sizes; Rental Rates; Rules and Policies


The Ailey Citigroup Theater

The Ailey Citigroup Theater is a flexible state-of-the-art performance space that can seat as many as 275 people; it can be used for dance performances, theater productions, screenings, meetings and more.

Theater Inventory; Rules and Policies
Technical Specifications


Spaces for Events and Receptions

The Ailey Studios are a spectacular venue for corporate meetings and private receptions.  Studio spaces can accommodate up to 140 people seated or 250 people standing (special permits apply for events over 140 people).  Each studio can be tailored to your event and some offer a wonderful view of the NYC skyline.  If you are looking for a unique space to hold your event, look no further.

Studio Sizes; Rental Rates, Rules and Policies



Commercial / Private Individual Rentals

Theater Performance$3,500.00Per performance (12pm access)
Theater Performance$3,300.00Per performance
Theater Tech / Dress Rehearsal$300.00Per hour
Post Performance Reception$300.00Per studio - per hour
Party Event$300.00Per studio - per hour
Photo Shoot$250.00Per studio - per hour
Film Shoot$500.00Per studio - per hour
Studio Showing / Meeting$90.00Per studio - per hour
Audition$85.00Per studio - per hour
Rehearsal$60.00Per studio - per hour
Workshop (both Commercial and 501 (c)3)$150.00Per studio - per hour
APAP Studio Showing$90.00per hour


501(c)3 Rentals

Theater Performance (Mon-Wed)$1,850.00Per performance (12pm access)
Theater Performance (Thurs-Sun)$2,150.00Per performance (12pm access)
Theater Performance (second in same day Mon-Wed)$1,650.00Per performance
Theater Performance (second in same day Thurs-Sun)$1,950.00Per performance
Theater Tech / Dress Rehearsal$150.00Per hour
Ailey Studio Theater Performance (LLC)$125.00Per hour (5 hour minimum)
Ailey Studio Theater Tech Rehearsal (LLC)$75.00Per hour
Post Peformance Reception$175.00Per studio - per hour
Party Event$175.00Per studio - per hour
Photo Shoot$150.00Per studio - per hour
Film Shoot$300.00Per studio - per hour
Studio Showing / Meeting$70.00Per studio - per hour
Audition$85.00Per studio - per hour
Rehearsal$40.00Per studio - per hour
NYSCA Rehearsal$10.00Per hour - with restrictions
APAP Studio Showing$90.00per hour


Standard Fees

Stage / Event Labor (4 hour min)$39.50Per hour
Studio Manager$25.00Per hour
House Manager$150.00Per show
Security (4 hour min)$28.00Per hour
Cleaning Fee (Theater & Event)$150.00One-time fee
Floor Covering Fee$125.00Per studio - One-time fee


Application for Use