Rental Spaces


James and Martha Duffy Performance Space











Size: 60' X 60' (3,600 sq. ft.)
The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space is one of the largest column-free studios in Brooklyn. It is fully equipped with a triple-basket weave sprung sub floor, covered with a marley-type PVC dance floor, portable ballet barres, a Steinway grand piano, and a sound/video playback system. It is bright with natural light, plus central heat and air-conditioning.

The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space encompasses the 5th floor of the Mark Morris Dance Center and includes a small lobby (12'x40' or 480 sq. ft.) and bathrooms adjacent to the space.

The space converts into a 140-seat theater perfect for performances and can be set up for private events. 

Ideal for:

  • Performances
  • Rehearsals
  • Conferences + Meetings
  • Events
  • Photo + Film Shoots

With support from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, we recently replaced the floors in three of the Dance Center’s original studios—the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space and the Robert W. Cole and Independence Community Foundation Studios. The new flooring (Harlequin Cascade™) was chosen because it is well-suited to a range of dance styles, including percussive forms like tap. The floors are seamless and have a high-quality matte finish which provides just the right amount of grip. 

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MMDG is now accepting rental requests through December 2016.

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October 27 8-9:30pm in Studio D
8:30-9:30pm in Duffy
October 28 5-6pm in Studio D
October 31 8:30-10am in ICF & Studio B
12-1pm in ICF
12-5pm in Duffy
8:30-9:30pm in Cole, ICF & Studio C
November 2 8:30-10am in ICF
3:30-5:30pm in Studio D
8-9:30pm in A
8:30-9:30pm in Studio B
November 3 8:30-10am in Cole
11:30-1pm in ICF
7:30-9:30pm in Studio A
8:30-9:30pm in Duffy & Studio C
November 4 8:30-10am in Cole
2:30-3:30pm in Studio D
6:30-7:30pm in ICF
8-9:30pm in Studio C & D
8:30-9:30pm in Cole
November 5 4-5pm in ICF
5-6:30pm in Studio A
November 7 8:30-10am in Cole, ICF & Studio B
9:30-6pm in Duffy
12-1pm in Cole & Studio B
2-4pm in ICF & Studio A
2:30-4pm in Studio D
3-4:30pm in Cole
8:30-9:30 in Cole & ICF

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