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Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn New York, is a large venue that hosts Dance & Theater, Events, rents several rehearsal studios and a 310-seat blackbox theater.




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Situated in exciting Dumbo next to the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges on the East River. 1/2 a block to Brooklyn Bridge Park and a very short walk to the Carousel, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and River Cafe as well as ferry rides to all of New York City’s destinations. Next door to Brooklyn Roasters Coffee.

Ideal for all Rehearsals, Performances, Corporate and Fashion Events, Film Shoots and Private Functions; -Trade Shows, Off-Site meetings, Weddings, Alumni Celebrations and of course Dance, Theater and Music Concerts.

Stage and all studios have Sprung Floors, Mirrors, Barres and Marley.

Location: 29 Jay St. Brooklyn NY 11201

Phone: 212-600-0047

Car/Taxi Directions:

Via Brooklyn Bridge: Take Brooklyn Bridge to Cadman Plaza W in Brooklyn. Take the exit toward Bklyn-Qns Expy from Brooklyn Bridge (2.9 mi) Merge onto Cadman Plaza W, Right on Prospect St go under bridge then left at Jay St (0.5 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St

Via Manhattan Bridge: Take Manhattan Bridge/Manhattan Bridge Upper Roadway to Prospect St in Brooklyn, continue onto Jay Street (1.6 mi) Right on Prospect St under bridge then left at Jay St (Continuation) (0.3 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St

Via Brooklyn Queens Expy (BQE) Westbound: Take I-278 W to Old Fulton St. Take exit 28 from I-278 W (4.1 mi) Take Front St to Jay St (0.5 mi) Arrive at 29 Jay St

Via Brooklyn Queens Expy (BQE) Eastbound: Take exit 28A toward Cadman Plaza W (0.1 mi) Slight right onto Old Fulton St (377 ft) Turn left onto Prospect St (0.2 mi) Turn left onto Jay St Arrive at 29 Jay St

NOTE: These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly.

Subway Directions:


Using the subway, the “F” train is the closest line. Coming from Manhattan take the F towards Coney Island – Stillwell Ave. to the York Street Station. It is aproximately a 3 minute walk on Jay Street to GKA. Subway Tickets and information: MTA New York City Transit – 718-330-1234 -or- 212-600-0047

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Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center Facility Plan 2016


20,000 sq feet of exciting and creative space including 310-seat blackbox theater with 4 breakout rooms each 2,000 sq. feet. All spaces featuring soaring 32 foot high ceilings! (The theater can also be configured for up to 600 seats )

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: GK Arts Center Facility Plan


Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center


  • 300-600 seat theater with full lighting grid and audio, projection capabilities
  • 4 Huge studios each 2,000 sq ft with 32 ft ceilings -See facility plan and images below
  • Full Production capabilities for AV, projection.
  • Tradeshow level Internet 50mbps or more /WiFi capabilities for 500 or more users
  • Full Catering available
  • Extensive male and female bathrooms with wheelchair accessibility
  • All facility street level
  • Loading Bay for 40 foot truck


The Gelsey Kirkland Ballet is a Studio Company founded in 2013. Recent performances include The Nutcracker, the Premiere of Stealing Time, a new work by Michael Chernov and Mischief, Mischief & More Mischief.

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The mission of the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet is to foster a rebirth of dramatic storytelling in ballet through programs that provide specialized training for gifted students from around the world.

Click here to visit the Academy website.