BOOKING POLICIES

 

Although we strongly encourage you to call us to inquire about renting spaces; you'll find some general information below which might help you to plan your rehearsal, shoot, or performance before you book. We are very friendly, always available by phone (212) 675-1390 and prefer to work closely with you about the details of your booking to make sure you have the best possible experience. 

HOW TO BOOK

Call us at (212) 675-1390. We do not do bookings through email. You can see our availability calendar. Then always call us regardless. Faster, more personal, and perfect accuracy by phone! 

TYPES OF BOOKINGS

Our first mission is to offer affordable rehearsal, workshop, audition & performance space to the theatre community. Secondly, we serve photographers for fashion, beauty, art, headshots & test shoots- and videographers for films, commercials & music videos. No model castings and no parties allowed, sorry.

SET-UP / BREAKDOWN TIME

THIS IS IMPORTANT: Please be sure you have booked plenty of set-up and breakdown time. Especially for shoots! We book the studios back-to-back. This means you may not be able to enter your studio until right at your booking time. We are on hand to show you where any extra items are for your rental.

At the end of your booking time, there will usually be another group waiting to walk into a completely empty and clean room. So please plan accordingly to make sure you will be out on time. 

PAYMENT POLICY

All payments are non-refundable and non-transferrable. You must pay for the space at the time of booking. Payment can be made over the phone by credit card - or in person by credit card, cash or check.

NON-PROFIT, STUDENT OR OTHER DISCOUNT RATES

Our rates are for everyone. They are as low as we can make them for the quality and size of the space we are offering.  The only exception is our cheaper SAME DAY RATES for rehearsal booked on the same day.

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FAQ'S

WHAT IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE SPACE??

   

   – No fitness classes, group yoga workshops, fashion castings or tap dancing.    – No messy foods, glitter, small feathers or paint allowed in the spaces (the studios are all white!).    – No excessive noise or yelling that might disturb the other renters. (Ask us if you are uncertain what excessive means.)   – Sorry, we do not allow bookings for small children's classes or rehearsals. Absolutely no parties or events with food or drink. That means no "mixers" or loud amplified music. Because we work very closely with you to arrange your bookings, we expect you to tell us exactly what you will be doing in the studios. If you have any concern about whether or not an aspect of your booking is appropriate for the space, just ask! We reserve the right to shut down a booking at anytime if you do not follow these policies.If you damage the space in any way, we will charge you a $250 additional cleaning/repair fee.

HOW DO I RESPECT THE SPACE?

Notice that the studios are all white and well-cared for.

Please neatly stack the chairs out of the way against the wall and fold up the tables when you are done. Try not to move the plants, as they are living creatures and don't like to be moved. However, you may talk to them!
The studios come "as is," and cannot be emptied of their furniture for your booking.
 If you see something in any of the other spaces that you would like to use, ask at the office before taking anything.Anything that you borrowed from the office, do return it at the end of your booking!

CAN I EXTEND MY SESSION?

If there is no one coming in right after you, you may extend your session. Please let us know if you might require extra time. At the beginning of your booking, you can always ask if there's someone directly after you.

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AMENITIES

DO YOU HAVE PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT?

For rent, we have Photography Lights and a Steamer. Every studio comes with: V-Flats (double 8'x4' foamcore, black on one side, white on the other) – C-Stands – Clothing Rack – Stool – Full Length Mirror. Up on request, at no extra charge: Folding Screens & Boom Box available. 

IS THERE AN ELEVATOR?

There is a freight elevator. It is only to be used for heavy equipment you cannot carry up the stairs or elderly/injured clients or audience. If you need the elevator, the procedure is as follows:
Once you are downstairs waiting in the lobby, please call the office at (212) 675-1390. Tell us you are in the lobby and need the elevator. It may take a few minutes for us to retrieve the elevator. But soon enough, we will ferry you up to our floor.

IS THERE A WAITING AREA?

Yes, there is a lobby and hallway with places to sit. Please respect the other rentals and keep your voices and electronic devices to a minimum volume when in the common areas. There is always concentrated work and often shoots or performances taking place in other studios. 

 

Try not to show up too early for your bookings or linger directly outside other studios. Be aware of eating smelly foods; remember not everyone shares your tastes ;-)  We pride ourselves on creating an intimate, respectful environment and only welcome those who do as well (or who are willing to learn!). 

ARE THERE DRESSING ROOMS*?

No. There are two new, clean bathrooms. Please do not use the bathroom as a dressing room. Notice there are no mirrors in there for a reason! You are welcome to request a mirror, clothing rack, and/or folding screen if you need to create a changing area in your studio. *For performances, the dressing room and amenities are provided.

IS ALCHEMICAL EQUITY-APPROVED? WHAT INSURANCE DO YOU HAVE?

Yes. We have showcase approval; many of our shows include AEA members. 

We have acceptable general liability insurance certification.

 

If you require further insurance for you show, we recommend Fractured Atlas for affordable insurance. 

IS THERE A KITCHEN?

Yes, we have a full kitchen. If you need access to the kitchen or refrigerator, just ask! No cooking though. 
There are mugs available in the kitchen to get cold or hot water from the cooler.

IS THERE HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY?

Unfortunately the building we are in is NOT ADA COMPLIANT and therefore not handicapped accessible. 

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