Dixon Place

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161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002

An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature & visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires & encourages diverse artists of all stripes & callings to take risks, generate new ideas & consummate new practices.

The artist’s experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration, and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation. If you have work that would be appropriate for Dixon Place, please read our open submissions policy.


And so there’s been, you know, a lot of people going through, like that first first step kind of thing… but we also have a lot of mid career artists who need a place to work on new ideas and really try stuff out. The difference now is just in the new theater, we have really professional production values, we’re a state of the art space, so that’s the biggest difference, of course, from the living room, where there were clip-on lights with a homemade dimmer that my father made.. – Ellie Covan

Dixon Place offers performance opportunities to upcoming / emerging artists though the open submission policy and open calls. Dixon Place is open to artists of all disciplines: dance, music, literary.  DP offers three available spaces for rental bookings: the theater, lounge, and rehearsal studio. Dixon Place has partnered with local school, community centers and arts institutions to provide artistic, social, and intellectual development opportunities. They offer Senior Theater Workshops for individuals who may not have the opportunity to create and perform original work in a collaborative theatre setting. Dixon Place also offers internship and volunteer opportunities for those interested in working in non-profit/ theatre setting.

For more information on programs and opportunities, visit their website