Venues

The National Opera Center features a variety of spaces that may be rented for a wide array of activities, including public programs, auditions, recitals, rehearsals, recording sessions and meetings. An ever-growing and diverse constituency benefits from the Opera Center’s state-of-the-art facilities, which include Marc A. Scorca Hall, Rehearsal Hall, Leirvik Board Room, a music library and several studios. See below for specifications.

For more information, contact Reservations at 212.796.8630 or Reservations@operaamerica.org.

Available Spaces
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Marc A. Scorca Hall
The Marc A. Scorca Hall is an acoustically excellent space specifically designed for the operatic voice. Every rental of the Marc A. Scorca Hall includes the use of the attached Green Room. In addition to opera auditions, recordings and recitals, this space is perfectly suited for a variety of chamber performances, classes, meetings, special events and rehearsals.
Features
55' x 21' with 20' ceiling (view ground plan)
Wings/backstage space
Recording ready
Adjustable acoustic panels
Wood floor
Platform stage
Flexible seating
Capacity:
  • Theater Seating: 72
  • Hollow Square: 40
  • U-Shape Seating: 35
Equipment
7' Yamaha grand piano
Theatrical lighting system (view light plot)
Video projection system, including motorized screen
Audio and video tie lines to attached control room for recording and streaming
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
E-mail us at Reservations@operaamerica.org to begin the booking process.
Rehearsal Hall
The Rehearsal Hall is specifically designed for the rehearsal needs of opera. In addition to staging and ensemble rehearsals, the space is perfectly suited for a variety of classes, workshops, meetings and special events, as well as opera auditions and music performances.
Features
49' x 24' with 11' ceiling (view ground plan)
Acoustic panels
Wood floor
Flexible seating
Capacity:
  • Theater Seating: 60
  • Hollow Square: 40
  • U-Shape Seating: 35
  • Standing Reception: 70
Equipment
5' Yamaha baby grand piano
Incandescent & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
E-mail us at Reservations@operaamerica.org to begin the booking process.
Charles MacKay
Studio
The Charles MacKay Studio is a large ensemble room equipped with interactive, multimedia components for presentations, lectures, masterclasses and teacher workshops. This space is also suitable for co-production meetings and design presentations, as well as ensemble rehearsals, practice sessions for artists and intimate performances.
Features
27' x 22' with 10' ceiling (view ground plan)
Two walls of windows
Wood floor
Flexible seating
Capacity:
  • Hollow Square: 24
  • U-Shape Seating: 20
  • Standing Reception: 30
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Video presentation system, including 60” HD television
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
E-mail us at Reservations@operaamerica.org to begin the booking process.
Barbara and Ronald Leirvik
Board Room
The Board Room is an ideal space for meetings, presentations, conference calls and interviews.
Features
31' x 14' with 10' ceiling (view ground plan)
Board table with 15 executive chairs
Flourescent Lighting
Capacity: 20
Equipment
Crestron Media System
Video and teleconferencing capability
80" HD television
Additional seating available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
E-mail us at Reservations@operaamerica.org to begin the booking process.
Marc and Cathy Solomon Studio
Studio 701
Studio 701 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a rehearsal piano that is tuned regularly. Studio 701 is attached to the media suite, making it ideal for producing audio recordings or as a soundproof practice space. (Additional recording fees apply.)
Features
10' x 12' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
Capacity: 4
Equipment
Yamaha AvantGrand hybrid piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Elizabeth and Jean-Marie Eveillard Studio
Studio 703
Studio 703 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a rehearsal piano that is tuned regularly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
Features
10' x 15' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
Capacity: 6
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Jill and William Steinberg Studio
Studio 705
Studio 705 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a rehearsal piano that is tuned regularly. The operable windows make this space ideal for co-production meetings and design presentations, as well as practice and coaching sessions for artists.
Features
8' x 14' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
Capacity: 4
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Virginia B. Toulmin Studio
Studio 706
Studio 706 is a large ensemble room perfect for practice and coaching sessions for ensembles and individual artists. It is also suitable for co-production meetings and design presentations. It comes with a high-quality piano that is tuned regularly.
Features
17' x 15' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Wood floor
Capacity: 12
Equipment
5' Yamaha baby grand piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Studio 710
Studio 710 is an ensemble room perfect for practice and coaching sessions for ensembles and individual artists. It is also suitable for co-production meetings and design presentations. It comes with a high-quality piano that is tuned regularly.
Features
15' x 14' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Capacity: 10
Equipment
5' Yamaha baby grand piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Beverly Sills Studio
Studio 711
Studio 711 is an ensemble room perfect for practice and coaching sessions for ensembles and individual artists. The operable windows make this space ideal for co-production meetings and design presentations. It comes with a high-quality piano that is tuned regularly.
Features
15' x 17' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Capacity: 12
Equipment
5' Yamaha baby grand piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Dr. Steve and Rochelle Prystowsky Studio
Studio 712
Studio 712 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a rehearsal piano that is tuned regularly. The operable windows make this space ideal for co-production meetings and design presentations, as well as practice and coaching sessions for artists.
Features
14' x 13' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Capacity: 8
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Natural & fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Jane A. Gross Studio
Studio 801
Studio 801 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a rehearsal piano that is tuned regularly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
Features
11' x 10' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Capacity: 4
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Studio 802
Studio 802 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a rehearsal piano that is tuned regularly. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
Features
11' x 10' with 10' ceiling
Mirrors
Vinyl tile
Capacity: 4
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
Studio 803
Studio 803 is an excellent space for all of your rehearsal needs. It comes with a Yamaha AvantGrand hybrid piano. This space is ideal for practice and coaching sessions for artists, as well as co-production meetings and design presentations.
Features
10' x 9' with 10' ceiling
Vinyl tile
Capacity: 4
Equipment
Upright Yamaha piano
Fluorescent lighting
Acoustic panels
Musicians' chairs
Music stands
Tables available by request
Additional audio/visual equipment available by request (view equipment list)
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