Event Space @ 70

FABnyc rents space to organizations and programs who work alignment with our mission and values.

Our rental rates are based on the space you wish to use, the size and complexity of your event, the staffing required by the event, and the type of event and/or organization making the request.

Proceeds from space rentals go towards sustaining FAB’s community arts programs in the Lower East Side.

Please fill out the following form to help us best understand how you’d like to use our space. For more images of the spaces, visit our album here.

(For dance rehearsal space, see below!)


Studio Space @ 70

Through FAB’s Studio Space @ 70 program (formerly known as Dance Block) dance makers can book rehearsal hours in two studios at 70 E 4th St: DTA Theater as Studio and DTA Second Floor Studio from Monday to Thursday, 10am – 5pm at the subsidized rate of $10/hour. 

Dance makers should follow the steps below to register, view availability in real time, and book space through our booking portal. This program is supported in part by Dance/NYC.

Studio Space @ 70 also offers affordable space for other types of performing arts rehearsals and community gatherings; if you are not a dance maker and/or if you would like to book evening or weekend time, email us at space@fabnyc.org.

Registration and Booking

To register and begin booking rehearsal space, please send an email to space@fabnyc.org that includes the following information and answers:

  1. First Name and Last Name.
  2. Email Address.
  3. How will you be using the space?
  4. Are you currently an enrolled student at a school or university?
  5. Are you 18 years of age or older?
  6. Are you rehearsing for your own independent project? If not what are you rehearsing for?

Your email must include answers to all six points. Once you send your email please allow at least 72 hours to process. Our staff will email you back with information about what spaces you are eligible for and a link to sign a contract online. After you submit your contract, please allow another 72 hours to process. We will get back to you with a link to our online booking portal and instructions about how to book space.


Monday, 10am – 5pm
Tuesday, 10am – 5pm
Wednesday, 10am – 5pm
Thursday, 10am – 5pm

Minimum 2 hour rental


$10/hour (for dance makers registered through the steps above)


When can we rent at Studio Space @ 70?
The Studio Space @ 70 program is open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, for a minimum 2 hours/rental.

When can we contact Studio Space @ 70 about rentals?

Any time! Please email space@fabnyc.org at your convenience. But we only monitor this email when Studio Space @ 70 is open (10am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday). If you contact us outside of these hours, we will get back to you when we are back in the office.

How do I see all of my reservations?
1. Visit planyo.com and sign up with the same email that you made your reservations with.
2. Go back to the Planyo home page
3. Click “MY ACCOUNT”

Will I get refunds?

We understand that sometimes things come up that may require canceling your rehearsal. As laid out in your contract, we have a 72-hour cancellation policy to be eligible for a refund. We ask that you email space@fabnyc.org if you would like to cancel. If you cancel through the booking app, there may be a delay in issuing your refund.

If you fail to cancel your reservation 72 hours in advance, you will be expected to pay the amount of that rental in order to continue your participation in our program.

Do your studios have AC and heat?

All studios have heating and AC systems.

Accessing Your Studio Space

I’m here for rehearsal! Where’s the Studio Space @ 70 associate?
When you are here, we ask that you buzz the 3rd floor of 70 East 4th Street and wait to be taken to your studio. You may arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you get to your studio on time.

We ask that you do not go to the studios yourself and check in with a FAB staff member at the start of all your rehearsals. Please note that studios can only be accessed when the renter on contract is present.

Running Late?
Please kindly email us at space@fabnyc.org.

Please note: we schedule our staff to be available at the start times of rentals until 10 minutes past the hour so we cannot guarantee they will be immediately available if you are delayed more than 10 minutes.

No Shows
…are never cool. Failure to show up for your rehearsal without a note via an email will result in a strike. Three strikes & you’re out.

The Studios


If you would like to book other studios on 4th Street which were a part of our Dance Block program, please contact spaces directly at Rod Rodgers Dance Company, IATI Theater and Teatro Circulo


Your subsidized hourly rate was supported in part by Dance/NYC. Please take a moment to fill out their survey!

Studio Space @ 70 is a subsidized space rental program for dance from FABnyc. This program is made possible with generous support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, Con Edison, Dance/NYC, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with participation from The City Council.