Space Rental

In need of classrooms, conference or meeting rooms, a dance studio or rehearsal space, a gym or even a pool? Check out the Houston Street Center! A unique resource open to a wide range of groups serving the community, the Houston Street Center provides useful and convenient rental space with affordable rates – starting at $25 an hour. Our state-of-the-art facility offers an array of space rental options.

Conveniently located downtown on the corner of Houston and Bowery – and metro-accessible to NUMEROUS subway lines – the Houston Street Center is open 7 days a week and can accommodate your space rental needs. Renting from the Houston Street Center also has the added bonus of providing funds for our arts and fitness programs for children, adults and seniors – a key resource for many low-income residents in our neighborhood.

Space rental options available include:

  • Classrooms and conference space – We have FOUR classrooms ideal for workshops, seminars, lectures, trainings, meetings and special events. Each classroom has windows providing natural light to make for an engaging setting. Tables and chairs are provided and arranged according to your needs. Each classroom can hold 40 people, is 560 square feet and comes equipped with wireless, high-speed internet; a pull-down projector screen; mounted white board and sink. 

  • Double classrooms – We have double classrooms that can hold 75 people and are 1120 square feet each. Amenities include wireless, high-speed internet; a pull-down projector screen; mounted white board and sink.

  • Seminar and meeting rooms – We have five different seminar and meeting rooms that are ideal for workshops, seminars, trainings, meetings and special events. Tables and chairs are provided and arranged according to your needs. All seminar rooms are equipped with pull-down project screen and white board. Room capacity ranges from 15-35 people.

  • Multipurpose rooms – With a sprung-wood floor and mirrored wall, the multipurpose room is an excellent space for any rehearsal, fitness or dance class. Tables and chairs can also be arranged, making the space appropriate for meetings, workshops, seminars or special events. There are two multipurpose rooms, one that holds 20 people and is 425 square feet and a second room that holds 30 people and is 690 square feet. The spaces can be rented individually or combined for one, larger space.

  • Dance studio - The Dance Studio has sprung-wood floors and wall-to-ceiling mirrored walls, making the space perfect for any type fitness or dance rehearsal or class. The room holds 20 people and is nearly 650 square feet.

  • Gymnasium - The gymnasium is high school competition-sized, with sprung wood floors, spectator seating and basketball courts perfect for sporting events and practice. The gym can be rented in full-size or half-size. We also have an alternate gymnasium space available at 184 Eldridge Street.

  • Pool - The Houston Street Center's competition-sized pool can be rented out per lane for training and swim practice.

  • Equipment and supplies - For your convenience, the Houston Street Center has a variety of equipment available to rent. Please note that all equipment must be reserved prior to rental. Identification is required to check-out equipment at the time of rental. Equipment available includes an LCD projector, laptops, teleconferencing machine, TV/VCR/DVD, a podium with amplification, flipchart paper, easels and more.

Call 212-475-5008 or email spacerental@universitysettlement.org to check availability. We have alternate spaces available, including a theater and gymnasium, available at 184 Eldridge Street.

Our reasonably priced rental fees support our mission of providing holistic care for low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

 

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