After almost twenty years in Chelsea, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting moved to a new location in lower Manhattan in September 2019, coinciding with the anniversary of the studio’s seventh decade. After a five-year search, Artistic Director Tom Oppenheim found a new home for the studio at 65 Broadway.
Sixty-five Broadway is a 30,000 square-foot space that houses the studio’s world-class training programs, and serves as a cultural hub for the community. The facility is be a multi-dimensional, accessible rehearsal space and performance venue. The space continues to house conservatory training programs at its core and also supports the studio’s social justice goals by providing rehearsal and performance venues for the Stella Adler Outreach Division’s many programs. The space serves the studio’s mandate to serve the broader public by being a presenting location for the Harold Clurman Art Series which serves the greater community with myriad free programs. This new facility serves the studio’s long-time goal of transforming into the Stella Adler Center for the Arts, a world-class cultural institution with actor-training at its core and supporting community programs swirling around the conservatory like electrons.
Although much has changed since the studio was founded in 1949, some things remain the same: the vibrancy in the hallways from passionate, talented and idealistic students and teachers; inspiration received from the many people and communities reached through our commitment to social justice, namely through the Outreach Division; the sense of hope and awe transmitted through work with professional playwrights, poets, musicians, dancers and more. Each of the fourteen studios and theaters at 65 Broadway are filled with these artists and community members seven days a week, from 9am to 10pm, making the space a sustainable arts center that is in constant use for art-making and education. Click here for more information about space specifications.
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