Performance rentals take place in the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, a 3400 square foot, wheelchair accessible, unobstructed dance studio with a triple-basket weave sprung sub floor covered with a black Cascade Harlequin dance floor located on the top floor of the Mark Morris Dance Center. In addition to Performance Space, rentals include access to an adjacent lobby, terrace, bathrooms and backstage storage/production area. Also included is access to the Dance Center’s 4th floor Employee Lounge to use as a green room for each event date.

The James and Martha Duffy Performance Space is converted into a 4-wing black box theater that includes audience risers with a maximum of 166 seats, all necessary masking and cyclorama, a repertory light plot specifically designed for dance (consisting of 120 dimmers and approx. 180 lighting units) and a professional sound system for performance rentals. The exact number of audience seats are determined per production as chairs may need to be removed for a tech table, videographer, photographer, wheelchair seating, or a music pit.


Friday Tech Rehearsal 6:00PM-10:00PM
Saturday Dress Rehearsal and Performance 4:00PM-10:00PM
Detailed Saturday Schedule
Dress Rehearsal 4:00PM-6:00PM
Break/Additional tech 6:00PM-6:30PM
House Open 6:30PM-7:00PM
Performance 7:00PM-9:00PM

Renters may include a pre or post show reception in MMDG’s 5th floor lobby within this timeline for no additional fee. Food and drinks must come prepared/cannot be prepared on-site. Alcohol may be served with appropriate liquor liability insurance. Food and alcohol cannot be sold. Food is not allowed in the Performance Space.

Guests and performers exit theater 9:00PM-9:30PM
Restoration of space 9:30PM-10:00PM

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A 25% deposit and a signed rental agreement are required to hold dates. The remaining balance is required 30 days prior to the performance date. If an event is canceled within 30 days of the scheduled date, the full rental fee is forfeited.

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