We here at Sour Grapes Productions have been producing theater in this city since 2014. Before we became venue owners in 2021, one of our consistent struggles was even finding performance venues, their rates, contact information, etc. There were a few lists that weren't the most reliable in terms of how up to date they were, and other lists compiled every theater-adjacent space, including strictly rehearsal or photography studios, so you had to wade through all the venue listings that didn't allow performances to even find a place that did.
Even though we have our own spaces now, we still get irritated when we think about how hard it is for indie theater makers to figure out where they'll be producing their next show. So Genny, in a fit of rage during December 2022, compiled this list!
Down below you will see a list of independent theater venues in New York City. Sideways scroll to see all of their information, or at least everything that we could find of theirs listed online. You can also find websites and contact information. At the bottom are tabs for you to be able to sort this list alphabetically, by borough, audience size, and pay rates. Please note that we don't work for any of these venues so this is strictly what we were able to find online - or heard through the GrapeVine, haha.
While scrolling through this list, you'll probably notice some venues that have the phrase Unlisted or Unknown in various places. There might be one or two venue listings where that's all it says next to it. We're literally pulling this information from these place's websites, y'all. What we're trying to do for you here is provide an easy-to-access list of NYC theater venues and their rental rates.
Do you have additional information on a venue for us? Or do you have a venue that you want listed on here? Send Genny an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll talk. We WANT information on this page.