Actors' Equity Association offers studio space for rent at our audition centers in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.

NEW YORK

Equity’s New York City Audition Center is located on the 16th floor of the Equity Building (165 West 46th Street). Equity producers, casting directors, and theatre companies are welcome to rent our audition facilities, which are competitively priced and conveniently located in the Times Square theatre district.

For more information about the Audition Center, please contact Audition Center Director Andrea Murray at amurray@actorsequity.org or 212-869-8530 ext 301.

Audition Center Features/Specifications

Large Audition Room with soundproofing on the far wall, an upright piano in the corner, a mirror on the near wall and barres visible in the reflection of the opposite wall.

Studio A is 35'x23'

Studio B has an upright piano, wood floor, and mirrors.

Studio B is 27'x16'

Our two beautiful studios have well-tuned Yamaha upright pianos, as well as mirrors and sprung wooden dance floors (sorry, no tap dancing permitted). Each space is roomy (Studio A is 35'x23'; Studio B is 27'x16') and can accommodate dramatic or singing auditions. Studio A can accommodate large dance auditions, while Studio B can accommodate dance auditions for a few people at a time. Both studios have plenty of seating and large tables for casting personnel.

The warm-up area has a couch, mirrors, barres and a wood floor.

Our attractive Warm-Up area has sprung floors, ballet barres, and full length mirrors.

The Audition Center also provides men's and women's changing areas and as well as ample bathroom facilities.

The audition waiting area has ample couches along all available wall space.

Audition Waiting Area

There is plenty of comfortable seating throughout the entire center.

Need more convincing? All of Actors' Equity Association offices are within two floors of the audition center, if you need to do Equity business. The Actors Federal Credit Union is in the building, too. Many agents, casting directors, theatre managements and other theatre business people are either in the building or a few short blocks away.

How to Book

Book a studio at the Equity Audition Center for your next casting call. You'll see why hundreds of casting directors and producers have trusted their auditions to the professionals at Equity.

To book a studio or to get more information, contact Audition Center Director Andrea Murray at amurray@actorsequity.org or 212-869-8530 ext 301.

STUDIO PER DAY PER HOUR
Studio A (35' x23') $280 $40
Studio B (27'x16') $245 $35

Discounts

Showcase companies receive a discount on the above rates.

Hours

Hours for rental are Monday through Friday
9:30 am to 5:30 pm (unless closed for holidays).

CHICAGO

The Actors' Equity Building Member Center at 557 West Randolph Street in Chicago offers one studio for rental, featuring:

  • 40' X 22' with sprung wood floor and high ceiling
  • Soundproofed
  • Mirror wall
  • Ballet barre
  • Large, comfortable waiting area
  • TWO soundproofed vocal warm-up rooms
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Meets all Equity Safe and Sanitary Standards
  • Air conditioned
  • ADA compliant
  • Wi-Fi Access

For more information about the studio, please contact Auditions Associate J.Corey Buckner at jbuckner@actorsequity.org or 312-641-0393 ext 251.

A large room with many light-filled windows, a wall-length mirror, an upright piano and wood floor

The waiting area outside the Chicago audition space includes seating and the Ray Lonergan Library

How to Book

  • Up to 3 hours $25
  • 3-5 hours $40
  • 5 hours or more $60
  • Piano Rental $25/day

Evening and Weekend Rentals available by special arrangement.

To book the studio, please contact Auditions Associate J.Corey Buckner at jbuckner@actorsequity.org or 312-641-0393 ext 251.

LOS ANGELES

Equity's Western Regional Headquarters is located at 5636 Tujunga Avenue in the North Hollywood Arts District. Built in 1948, the renovated 18,700-square-foot facility is a freestanding, one-story structure that features a state-of-the-art audition center, free parking and a branch office of the Actors Federal Credit Union.

Designed to deliver an optimal audition experience for its members in a quality-controlled environment, the hallmark of Equity’s NoHo building is the union’s first-ever Western Region Audition Center. With brick industrial walls and a 30-foot bow-and-truss ceiling, the center is an unobstructed space featuring sound attenuated audition rooms, sprung-wood dance floors, mirrored walls with ballet barres, a designated dancer warm-up space and private changing rooms. The building is conveniently located near bus and metro transit lines and easily accessible to the 101, 134 and 170 freeways.

For more information about the Audition Center, contact Marisa Valero, Auditions Manager, at mvalero@actorsequity.org or 323-978-8080 x117.

Audition Center Features/Specifications

The audition studio is 850 sq. ft. and sound locked. Wi-Fi is available for casting personnel and the studio features a well-tuned upright piano. Other features include:

  • Sound attenuation
  • Fabric sound attenuation panels
  • Double-stud wall systems with air gap and acoustical dampening insulation
  • Double ceiling with noise-reducing ceiling tiles
  • Independent climate control
  • Mirrored wall
  • Permanent double barre
  • Sprung Maple Floor
  • Separate warm up space
  • Changing rooms with well-lit mirrored preparation area and stools
  • Separate audition entry
  • Padded chairs in Waiting Room
  • Water cooler with water bottle filling capacity
  • Electrical outlets available for charging
  • Meets all Equity Safe and Sanitary Standards
  • ADA compliant

How to Book

Book a studio at the Equity Audition Center for your next casting call. You'll see why hundreds of casting directors and producers have trusted their auditions to the professionals at Equity.

To book a studio or to get more info, contact Marisa Valero, Auditions Manager, at mvalero@actorsequity.org or 323-978-8080 x117.

Hours

Hours for rental are Monday through Friday with weekends by arrangement.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (unless closed for holidays). A bright, open room with a mirror covering one wall facing another wall with ballet barre
Studio A

A warm-up room featuring a wood floor and one wall covered in mirrors facing a wall with ballet barre
Warm-up room

The Los Angeles audition center waiting area filled with black chairs
Audition waiting area