Studio Rentals

We are not your normal rental studio

Multifaceted Rehearsal & Teaching Studios and Black Box theater rentals located in the New York City theatre district in Hell’s Kitchen. (754 Ninth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets)

John DeSotelle Rehearsal Studios and Theater rentals comprises two floors with two furnished teaching classrooms/studios, a beautiful movement space and on-camera studio, and last but not least a fully equipped  forty-seat black box theater (The NuBox), a community kitchen, a wide collection of props and a welcoming lobby with a charming parlor and old-book-store ambience.

Our rehearsal and rental spaces cater to the long term teacher, and theatrical and film production companies.  95% or our studios are used by long term repeat clients who are looking to have a place to call their own.  The Studios are an ideal venue for a variety of uses, rehearsals, events, theater, film, and long or short term teaching.

  • Acting
  • Voice / Speech
  • Monologues
  • Scene Work
  • Movement
  • Readings
  • Showcases
  • On Camera
  • Coaching
  • Auditions
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Film / Photo Shoots
  • Full Theatrical Productions
NYC Studio Rental A-1
Studio A - Meisner Classroom
Studio B Classroom
Studio B
Williamson Studio
Black Box Stage
The NuBox

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Meisner Acting Classroom
Furnished 23' x 18' studio.
$36 per hour

$22 / hour day of rate

Actor prep area. Access to studio props and furniture.
Second door in playing area for entrances/exits. Two-row seating.
Dimmable track lighting. Air Conditioned.
Occupancy – 16


  • NYC Studio Rental A-1
  • NYC Studio Rental A-1
  • NYC Studio Rental A-1

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Acting Classroom
Furnished 19' x 17' studio
$32 per hour

$19 / hour day of rate

Two-row seating. Access to studio props and furniture.
Two entrances/exits. Dimmable track lighting. Air Conditioned.
Occupancy – 15


  • Studio B Classroom
  • Photo of Studio B
  • Photo of Studio B
  • Another photo of Studio B

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The Loyd Williamson Studio
Spacious 23' x 18' multi-purpose room
$40 per hour

$24 / hour day of rate

Wood floor. Four large windows with natural light (lining 9th Avenue).
Portable stereo/speaker system.
Large screen TV and blue wall for on-camera work.
Dimmable lighting. Air conditioned.
Occupancy – 20


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Our Black Box
The NuBox is 30’ x 23’, The stage area measures 22.5’ x 16 ft.
Please contact us for hourly and event rates

The NuBox is a flexible performance, rehearsal and teaching space.

As a teaching studio the space comes complete with furniture, props, dimmable
track lighting and 3 back stage entrances and exits.
This space caters to a variety of master scene study, workshops, seminars, rehearsals, events and film shoots.

As a performance venue, this intimate black box is equipped with full professional light and sound systems and a back stage area.
Tiered seating (with comfortable cushioned chairs) can accommodate 40 audience members.
Studio furniture and props are available for use to help with the cost of your staging needs.
Perfect for readings, showcases and intimate yet full productions.
Audience Seating – 40
Occupancy – 55


  • Theater Seating
  • Photo of The NuBox stage

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