Chen Dance Center

Production Services

Co-Presentations at the Theater

Theater Inside

CDC's Theater is available for engagements on a weekly basis for independent modern dance choreographers both in Fall (September-December) and Winter/Spring (January-June) seasons. The Theater boasts state-of-the-art lighting equipment, central location, and can accommodate 50-70 people.

As part of its mission to support independent artists, CDC offers publicity assistance, including press release writing and access to its mailing lists, as well as program design and reservation services. Artists keep 100% of the box office.


To learn more about booking the Theater for a Co-Presentation, please click here.
To be considered for a booking, please fill out our simple application.

Rehearsal Space

Affordable rehearsal space at CDC is available to modern dancers weekdays from 10:30am-6:00pm, and on weekends from 10am-5:00pm. To reserve space, please call 212.349.0126 or email

Lighting Diagram

View the professional lighting diagram for the Theater.

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Space Details

The Theater

  • 30'W x 24'L x 15'H or 27'W x 24'L x 15'H
  • Seating accommodates from 50 to 70 persons on two or three levels of risers
  • Black marley over a wooden floor
  • 50 Instrument Lighting
  • Sound system offering full playback and voice amplification facilities
  • Projection screen is available
  • Piano is available

Studio A

  • 24'W x 30'L x 15'H
  • Black marley over a wooden floor
  • Mirrored wall
  • Portable barres
  • CD sound system
  • Air conditioning

Studio B - Doris Rudko Studio

  • 22.75'W x 30'L x 15'H
  • Wooden floor
  • Mirrored wall
  • Portable barres
  • CD sound system
  • Air conditioning

Studio C

  • 25'W x 21'L x 15'H
  • Wooden floor
  • Mirrored wall
  • Portable barres
  • CD sound system
  • Air conditioning