140 WILLIAM STREET
In Spring 2013, Pace Performing Arts moved into its new home at 140 William Street. Just three blocks south of Pace’s main campus center, 140 William is a seven--story, 47,200-square-foot building dedicated solely to training in the performing arts. The building houses studio classroom space, two blackbox performance spaces, four dance studios (including one large performance hall), soundstage, screening room, digital design lab, scene shop, costume shop, drafting studios, and other multi-purpose training spaces.
MICHAEL SCHIMMEL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts serves as one of our main stage facilities. Each year, at least two PPA productions are held in Schimmel. Pace Performing Arts students also have the extraordinary opportunity to view the taping of Inside the Actors Studio, where James Lipton interviews some of the greatest actors of our generation. Schimmel Theater is a 650 seat combination proscenium/thrust theater. It includes a computerized lighting system, infrared and wireless sound systems, and full fly loft. This full-time professionally staffed theater also serves as a rental facility. Internships and paid student positions are available on non-departmental productions.
SCHAEBERLE STUDIO THEATER
The Schaeberle Studio Theater is 72-seat black box that can be configured as a proscenium, three quarter thrust, or in the round. This unique black box functions as our second stage where the PPA presents plays and musicals as a part our dynamic season. Additionally, Schaeberle Studio Theater serves as a class room for design and production courses. It houses a 48 channel lighting system, and a state of the art sound system.
LAYTON DANCE STUDIO
This multi-purpose studio comes equipped with a piano, sprung marley floor, mirrors and sound systems. Layton is a large studio used primarily for dance and movement classes but also doubles as a rehearsal space. Adjacent to Layton Studio are three private sound proof voice studios used for coaching and private rehearsal.
MAINFRAME STUDIO. Located in One Pace Plaza, this multi-purpose space is utilized for classes, rehearsal space, workshops and master-classes.
DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM (DNA)
Dance New Amsterdam is a leased space with dance studios. DNA occasionally accommodates some of our dance courses.