This is the raw space prior to construction - June 12, 2018 - on the day of signing the lease.
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OPENING APRIL 15, 2019!

Overlooking Times Square, OPEN JAR STUDIOS is home to rehearsals, auditions, classes and support offices for theatre, dance, and film studios of all sizes. 

22 column-free studios ideal for:

Dance Rehearsal

Vocal Rehearsal

Acting Rehearsal

Audition Studio

Production Office

OPEN JAR STUDIOS

OPEN JAR STUDIOS will be home to the largest rehearsal studios in New York City, making it the ideal location for rehearsals, auditions, classes and support offices for theatre, dance, and film productions of all sizes.

22 column-free rehearsal studios overlook Times Square across two full floors located in the heart of the Theater District, on the corner of Broadway and 48th Street.

Overlooking Times Square, OPEN JAR STUDIOS is home to rehearsals, auditions, classes and support offices for theatre, dance, and film studios of all sizes. 

 

 

 

Featuring:

High ceilings (22-feet)

Sprung Dance Floors

Sound Proof rooms

Lockers

Off-street loading dock

Freight Elevator

Pantry

24/7 Access

11TH FLOOR

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11th FLOOR

 

STUDIO 11A: W: 73’ D: 55’ Ht.: 22'

Holds up to 300 attendees for workshops, presentations. Piano, sprung floor, mirrors, mezzanine level. 

STUDIO 11B: W: 66’ D: 53’ Ht.: 22'

Holds up to 230 attendees for workshops, presentations. Piano, sprung floor, mirrors, mezzanine level.

STUDIO 11C: W: 33’, D: 17’, Ht.: 10’-9’

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 11E: W: 20’ D: 11’ Ht.: 11’-9”

Piano

STUDIO 11i: W: 18’ D: 11’: Ht.: 10’-9"

Piano

STUDIO 11J: W: 38’ D: 24’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 11K: W: 18’ D: 12’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, desk

STUDIO 11L: W: 38’ D: 24’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 11M: W: 32’ D: 16’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors
 

12TH FLOOR

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12TH FLOOR

STUDIO 12C: W: 33’, D: 17’, Ht.: 12’-6’

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 12D: W: 20’ D: 17’ Ht.: 10'-6"

Piano

STUDIO 12E: W: 20’ D: 11’ Ht.: 12’-0"

Piano

STUDIO 12F: W: 10’ D: 12’ Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano

STUDIO 12G: W: 39’ D: 15’ Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, mirrors

STUDIO 12H: W: 12’ D: 12’ Ht.: 10’-6”

Piano

STUDIO 12i: W: 31’ D: 11’: Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, mirrors

STUDIO 12J: W: 38’ D: 24’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 12K: W: 18’ D: 12’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano

STUDIO 12L: W: 38’ D: 24’, Ht.: 10’-9"

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 12M: W: 32’ D: 16’, Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, sprung floor, mirrors

STUDIO 12N: W: 34’ D: 16’ Ht.: 10’-9”

Piano, mirrors

OPEN JAR STUDIOS

Located in the heart of the Theater District OPEN JAR STUDIOS features the largest studios in New York City for rehearsals, auditions, and support offices for large-scale Broadway productions, and productions of all sizes. 

Two 4,000 square-foot studios with 24-foot high ceilings make the space ideal for Broadway rehearsals. The large studios accompany a number of different-sized studios also suited perfectly for dance rehearsal, music rehearsal, production offices, and even costume fittings.

We want to build a home for artists to create.

We dedicate this space to the creation of art and the cultivation of the artist.

In addition to rehearsal space, the studios will also be home to The Open Jar Institute, a theatre training institute now in its 15th year, providing training and instruction for the next generation of theatre artists. 

OPEN JAR tHINKING:

The philosophy behind The Open Jar comes from a study that a group of researchers did on fleas: 

  • They took a group of fleas, put them in a jar and closed the lid.

  • The fleas, which have a high capacity to jump, kept hitting the lid of the jar as they jumped.

  • After a few days, the fleas learned the limitation of where the lid was and began jumping just below the height of the lid.

  • A week later, they took off the lid of the jar. The fleas continued to jump at the adjusted height and, although the jar was now open, they never jumped out of the jar.

  • Like those fleas in the OPEN JAR, so do we, as humans (and ARTISTS) often adjust to the limitations others set for us to the point where we stop doing our very best - even when there are no limitations - and we never achieve what we were meant to achieve.

The LID IS OFF at THE OPEN JAR STUDIOS... the possibilities endless..

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STUDIOS ARE NOT YET OPEN - OPENING IN APRIL 2019

 

1601 BROADWAY - 11th/12th floor

New York, NY 10019

(Broadway & 48TH STREET)

Building Hours:  9am - 10pm - 7 DAYS A WEEK

Open Jar Studios are located at the corner of Broadway and 48th Street (enter on 48th Street, between Broadway and 8th Ave).

Contact: office@openjarstudios.com

 

RISING BEYOND LIMITS WITH OPEN JAR THINKING: TedTalk by Jeff Whiting