Facility Rentals

Engine Bay
Ground Floor
Engine Bay
Historic Charm
Ground Floor Engine Bay
Historic Charm
Main Space
Ground Floor
Main Space
Main Space
Ground Floor
Main Space
Main Space
Ground Floor
Main Space
Main Space
Ground Floor
Main Space
Skylight Room
Ground Floor
Skylight Room
White Room
Ground Floor
White Room
HD projection + screen
Studio
HD projection + screen
Studio
Studio Bar
Studio
Studio Bar


Schedule a Tour

Any tours of our space must be scheduled in advance. No walk-ins please. Please fill out the form below.

Contact Info

facilities@dctvny.org (preferred)
212.966.4510 x651

About

DCTV’s gothic landmark former firehouse circa 1895 is conveniently located in Chinatown/Tribeca and offers unique and versatile multi-use space rentals for: film/photo/green screen shoots, production holding/catering, art exhibits, concerts, parties, dance/theater performances, product launches, lectures, rehearsals, screenings, fundraisers, and more!

Recent clients include: ABC, Adobe, Boiler Room, The Camden International Film Festival, CBS, Center for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Legal Aid Society, NBC, Netflix, New York City Department of Education, Paramount Pictures, POV, Spin Magazine, Uniqlo, Video Consortium, War Resistor's League and Woolrich.

Spaces

Studio

This beautiful space at the top of our building boasts a 90ft high vaulted ceiling with exposed original steel structure and dramatic gothic window dormers. Ideal for intimate gatherings, it features a 1,300 square foot sound stage, cyclorama black curtain, elevator access, great natural night with blackout capability, hardwood floors, built-in bar, wi-fi, 1920 x 1200 HD projector, 87”x104” 16:10 HD screen, pro-audio sound system and full lighting grid. Capacity: 70 seated, 100 standing.

Ground Floor (Main Space + Engine Bay)

This raw open space on our main level has endless potential, and can be transformed into the space of your dreams for larger events. It features a 4,500 square foot flexible space with discreet lobby access, street-side load-in and ramp, customizable stage decks/risers, blackout capability, wi-fi, additional side rooms, HD projector and screen, pro-audio sound system and color-adjustable LED light fixtures. Capacity: 115 seated, 400 standing.

Auxillary

Ask about our Green Room, White Room, and Engine Bay to be add-ons for your larger events, or for meetings and smaller events.

See more photos of our various spaces here.

Accessibility

DCTV's building has a no-step entry. The elevator runs to all levels. DCTV's three bathrooms are all wheelchair-accessible and gender-neutral with appropriate signage with ADA compliance. All spaces within the building including classrooms, work spaces, event spaces, and lounges are wheelchair-accessible. If you need any specific accommodations, please contact us.

Request Form

DCTV is a nonprofit media arts center. When we are not using our space for our own filmmaking programs, we love sharing the space as another service that we provide. Our rental rates vary depending on the duration of, nature of, and needs for your event. On-site staff and additional equipment/amenities are available. All fees benefit DCTV’s not-for-profit programs.

Interested? Have questions about rates and availability? Please tell us about your event by filling out the form below so we can best answer your inquires. A member of our team will respond to your request in the order that they are received during business hours. No walk-ins please. Any tours of our space must be scheduled in advance. Thank you!

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