College of Performing Arts students have access to a newly-renovated, world-class building, specifically designed for performing artists of all kinds at Arnold Hall, our 20,000 square-foot performance hub and home to the College of Performing Arts.
There are state-of-the-art practice rooms, sound booths, ensemble classrooms, adjustable performance spaces, and percussion classrooms throughout the building. The ground-floor Glass Box Theater opens up our performances to the world outside and is the
permanent home of the Stone, the landmark nonprofit performance space founded in 2005 by the legendary composer and performer John Zorn.
Practice, Rehearsal, & Performance Spaces
The New School has designed practice, rehearsal, and performances spaces to help young artists realize their goal of becoming successful music and drama professionals.
Additional university performance facilities within a two-block radius of the Greenwich Village campus include a 170-seat performance auditorium and an excellent acoustically balanced concert hall with an audience capacity of 500.
Our spaces include:
The School of Drama's undergraduate program is located on the 9th floor of 55 West 13th Street, containing six BFA studios. Graduate programs are located at 151 Bank Street in the West Village. The Bank Street facility includes MFA studios on the 1st
and 2nd floor, and a Black Box performance space with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems on the 3rd floor. The Black Box seats 116, the size of a standard Off-Broadway house.
Media Production Facilities
Recording studios are available for recording and engineering. Both studios are connected to the university's server and Internet sites, allowing for posted archival recordings and live streaming performance.
Extensive, adaptable workspaces are available at our new 28,000 square foot Making Center hub, which opened in fall 2016 for student use, and at satellite making spaces across the university. Professional technicians and facility managers are on hand
to support individual student needs and to lead training sessions and workshops.
Available tools and equipment include 3D printers and laser cutters; printmaking equipment for all media; woodworking, metalworking, and textile production areas; rapid prototyping labs; digital imaging; audio; and production gear. Photo studios and equipment
checkout areas are also accessible, along a lighting simulation lab and a video “green room.”
Libraries and Archives
The New School Libraries & Archives provides access to collections, services, and spaces sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format, and currency to support the research and teaching missions of The New School. Together, these collections, services,
and spaces support The New School's interdisciplinary approach to education and offer an excellent starting place for research.
Visit us onsite at the List Center Library, University Center Library, and Performing Arts Library, as well as at the Archives & Special Collections in the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.