Rehearsal Spaces

Rehearsal space can be found in many of the buildings and units across campus including, but not limited to, the list below. Spaces are categorized by certain restrictions they have. Be sure to read the details below and contact the appropriate office for more information or to reserve a space.

For registered dance groups, recurring reservations are coordinated each semester by the Alliance for Dance at Yale (ADAY). Contact ADAY for more information on recurring reservations. Dance rehearsals are restricted to spaces with sprung floors.

Many colleges have small practice rooms with a variety of musical instruments for rehearsals that don’t require extensive movement. Please contact your Head of College’s Office for more information.

Classroom spaces have their own unique scheduling limitations, as outlined by Student Affairs, the Registrar’s Office, and below. Be sure to follow these limitations, otherwise your rehearsal may be rejected outright. If you represent an undergraduate production affiliated with a registered undergraduate group, continue to your Yale Connect portal and fill out the Room Reservations Form. If you represent an undergraduate production not affiliated with a registered undergraduate group, you can request to join the UP Portal to book rooms. If you have any questions regarding Yale Connect, contact michael.best@yale.edu

Spaces by Type

Sprung Floors - Suitable for high impact activity

Broadway Rehearsal Lofts 303Broadway Rehearsal Lofts - Studio 303

Located on the third floor of the Broadway Rehearsal Lofts (BRL), this dance studio is 26’x56’ and has a sprung floor with a Harlequin Cascade dance surface. There is a full mirror and dance barre along one long wall.

Recurring reservations are coordinated through the Alliance for Dance at Yale (ADAY) for registered dance groups, at the beginning of each semester.  Anyone else can sign up for individual rehearsal time slots online here. For help with this online system, contact Justin Deland with questions.

Studio hours and policies can be found online.


Franklin Dance Studio

Samson Dance Studio

The Samson Dance Studio is located inside Benjamin Franklin College and is most easily accessed through Entryway F. The studio is 26’x38’ with a sprung floor, a Harlequin Cascade dance surface, and a full-length mirror along one wall. Dance barres are located along two walls.

Recurring reservations are coordinated through the Alliance for Dance at Yale (ADAY) for registered dance groups, at the beginning of each semester. The Benjamin Franklin Room Bookings page holds information on availability and the request process for other groups. Contact the Benjamin Franklin Operations Manager for more information.


Crescent Underground Dance StudioCrescent Underground Dance and Aerobics Studio

Located in the Crescent Underground area shared by Morse and Ezra Stiles colleges, this 20’x40’ studio has a sprung floor with a Harlequin Cascade dance surface. There are 15’ mirrors and dance barres along two wall.

Contact the Morse Head of College Office or Ezra Stiles Head of College Office. The Crescent Underground Dance Studio may only be reserved by Morse and Ezra Stiles residents.


Leslie Woodard Dance StudioLeslie Woodard Dance Studio

The Leslie Woodard Dance Studio is in Grace Hopper College. The 23’x23’ room has a sprung floor with a finished hardwood dance surface. There is a full-length mirror and dance barre along one wall.

Please contact the Grace Hopper Head of College’s Office for more information.


JE Dance Studio

JE Dance Studio

The JE Dance Studio is 12’x25’ and has a sprung floor with finished hardwood dance surface. There is a 20’ mirror and dance barre along one long wall.

The studio requires swipe access. Please contact the Jonathan Edwards Head of College’s Office for more information.


Pauli Murray Dance StudioPauli Murray Dance Studio

This 18’x30’ studio has a sprung floor with a finished hardwood dance surface. There is a full mirror and dance barre along one long wall.

The Benjamin Franklin Room Bookings page holds information on availability and the request process. Please contact the Benjamin Franklin Head of College’s Office for more information. Priority is given to Pauli Murray and Benjamin Franklin students.


Payne Whitney Gym 5th FloorPayne Whitney Gymnasium Exercise Rooms

There are several dance studios and exercise rooms in the Payne Whitney Gym (PWG). Dance groups can register with the Alliance for Dance at Yale for recurring reservations. Tap shoes, spiked shoes, and shoes with marking soles are prohibited in these studios. Room schedules and contact info can be found here.

5th Floor Main Exercise Room

This large exercise room is 62’x62’ with a full-length mirror along one wall. It has a finished hardwood dance surface.

Room D

Located on the 5th floor, this 32’x38’ studio has mirrors on the two long walls and a stationary dance barre along one short wall. It has a sprung floor with a marley dance surface and six 10-foot portable dance barres.

Room E-F

Located on the 5th floor, this 32’x60’ studio has a sprung floor with finished hardwood dance surface and mirrors along one long wall.


Silliman Dance StudioSilliman College Dance Studio

The dance studio in Silliman College is 18’x32’ with a sprung floor and a finished hardwood dance surface. There is a full-length mirror along one long wall.

This studio may be reserved by students from any college.  Please contact the Silliman Head of College’s Office for more information.


Theater and Performance Studies Ballroom

Theater and Performance Studies Ballroom

Located at 220 York Street, the Ballroom is 24’x48’ with a sprung floor and a finished hardwood dance surface. 

The Ballroom is prioritized for Theater and Performance Studies classes and programming. Please contact Theater and Performance Studies for more information.


Trumbull Dance StudioTrumbull College Dance Studio

The Trumbull College Dance Studio is 17’x32’ with a sprung floor and a finished hardwood dance surface. It has a full-length mirror and dance barre along one long wall and another dance barre along one short wall.

Please contact the Trumbull Head of College’s Office for more information.



Non-Sprung Floors - Suitable only for low impact activity

Berkeley Multi-Purpose Room

Berkeley College Multi-Purpose Room

This 35’x30’ room is primarily a basketball court, but has been used for all styles of events and activities.

If you are interested in reserving it or have any questions, please contact the Berkeley Head of College’s Office for more information.


Branford Squash CourtBranford College Courts

Branford houses two rooms primarily set up as squash courts, but are ample space for a rehearsal set up. The rooms are each 18’x32’. One has two full-length mirror and a barre for stretching.

Instructions on how to reserve the space and more information can be found here. Please contact the Branford Head of College’s Office with further questions.


BRL Studio 205Broadway Rehearsal Lofts - Studios 204 & 205

The Broadway Rehearsal Lofts (BRL) house two acting studios on the second floor. Each room is 18’x26’.

Sign up for individual rehearsal time slots online, here. For help with this online system, contact the UP Technical Directors.

Studio hours and policies can be found online.


 

Davenport College

Physical Space: Basketball Court, 18’x32’ Finished hardwood floor. 

Availability/Reservations/Policies: Please contact the Davenport Head of College’s Office for more information.

 

Theater and Performance Studies Chapter Room

Physical Space: 14’x29’ Hardwood floor.

Availability/Reservations/Policies: Please contact Pasquale Cicarella at Theater and Performance Studies for more information.

 

Theater and Performance Studies Seminar Room

Physical Space: 18’x18’ Carpeted floor.

Availability/Reservations/Policies: Please contact Pasquale Cicarella at Theater and Performance Studies for more information.

 

Watson Center - Rooms A46 & A48

Physical Space: 2 acting studios. WTS A46 is 20’x28’.
WTS A48 is 18’x28’.

Availability: Available for use Mon-Thurs, 5pm-12midnight; Friday 1pm-midnight; Sat-Sun 9am-12midnight.

Reservations: This room is available for rehearsals on a first-come-first-served basis to registered productions. Sign up for individual rehearsal time slots online, here. For help with this online system, contact justin.deland@yale.edu.

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms. Additional Studio Policies can be found online.

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Classrooms

FAS classrooms may be used for rehearsals and auditions by registered undergraduate student groups and groups affiliated with Undergraduate Production, but there are limitations on when and where these events can take place:

  • During shopping period, classrooms may not be reserved more than a day in advance. Classroom reservation requests for after shopping period may also not be approved until after shopping period has ended.
  • Classrooms may not be reserved during finals period.
  • Rehearsals and auditions that DO NOT use music or otherwise include loud noise may use classrooms at any time, subject to availability.
  • Rehearsals and auditions that DO use music or otherwise include loud noise may use classrooms at any time on weekends, after 1:30 pm on Fridays, and after 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday, subject to availability.
  • PH 207 is an exception to the above policy and may be used Monday-Thursday starting at 5:00pm, subject to availability.
  • In all cases, students using classrooms for rehearsals and auditions are asked to be respectful of other events taking place in surrounding classrooms or within the building and must abide by all other policies related to classroom and building use. If any group is repeatedly disruptive to others, the privilege of using classrooms may be revoked at the discretion of the University Registrar’s Office and/or Undergraduate Production.

Availability of all FAS classrooms is on a first-come-first-served basis and can be found on the 25Live room management system. Please check availability before requesting space. When browsing rooms, click on the “Locations” tab to access different calendar views.

Reservations of FAS classrooms must be made through Yale Connect. If you represent an undergraduate production affiliated with a registered undergraduate group, continue to your Yale Connect portal and fill out the Room Reservations Form. If you represent an undergraduate production not affiliated with a registered undergraduate group, you can request to join the UP Portal to book rooms. If you have any questions regarding Yale Connect, contact michael.best@yale.edu

 

212 York Street - Room 004

Physical Space: Carpeted floor. 30 rolling tablet chairs, 1 rolling table. 

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms.

 

212 York Street - Room 004A

Physical Space: Carpeted floor. 32 rolling tablet chairs, 1 rolling table.

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms.

 

220 York Street - Room 001

Physical Space: Carpeted floor. 35 tablet chairs.  Note: room label reads Rm 01.

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms.

 

220 York Street - Room 100

Physical Space: Carpeted floor. 40 tablet chairs.

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms.

 

Dunham Lab - Room 102

Physical Space: Carpeted floor. 20 rolling tablet chairs, 1 rolling table.

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms.

 

Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Auditorium - SSS 114

Physical Space: Large capacity facility with lecture style seating and a large stage. Fixed seating for 335 on the floor and 50 in the balcony. 3 Folding tables.

Policies: All users must comply with the Building Users Guide for Yale University Classrooms.

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