‘The Irondale Center is a gorgeous place
to take in a performance.’
– New York Times
In 2008 Irondale renovated an unused nineteenth-century Sunday school and created one of the most flexible, transformational and dynamic theatre spaces in New York City, right in the center of Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The 7,300 square foot performance space has flexible seating for up to 250 people, ceilings that are 28’ high and a 1,900 square foot balcony/gallery with a café area with the original stained glass windows. Our restoration preserved the original character scale and details of this distinctive space.
Featured in the New York Times for its production of alice… Alice… ALICE and EPIC Theater’s Production of Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, Irondale has hosted, presented or produced hundreds events since it opened. This is a one-of-a-kind theatrical venue; rich in history and atmosphere. The space itself offers inventive directors and designers a magnificent and even majestic palette on which to set work.
Here are some of our space’s special features:
- 3700 sf. Performance space with a 28 ft. ceiling, and a 1900 sf. balcony on three sides
- More than 150 lighting instruments and corresponding equipment on a grid system
- Full sound system with both theatrical and musical capabilities, microphones, monitors
- On-site projectors
- 2 Dressing Rooms for artists (1 has full bath)
- Administrative space for visiting companies
- Black and white scrims, heavy white cyclorama, and a moveable curtain-track system
- Staging platforms
- Café area for concessions
- Flexible modular theatrical seating for up to 250 people
Booth Ferris Foundation and the Brooklyn Community Foundation have provided funding for the Irondale Center Space Subsidy program. This program is designed to enable ensembles, emerging artists, and groups that reach diverse or under-served audiences to produce work at the Irondale Center at greatly reduced rates. Click here for more information about Space Subsidies.