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The Shed
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  • 545 W. 30th St.
  • Manhattan, NY 10001
  (646) 455-3494

  • 545 W. 30th St.
  • Manhattan, NY 10001
  (646) 455-3494

The Shed commissions original works of art, across all disciplines, for all audiences. From hip hop to classical music, painting and sculpture to literature, film to theater and dance, The Shed brings together leading and emerging artists and thinkers from all disciplines under one roof, in a remarkable structure that can physically transform to support artists' most ambitious ideas. Committed to nurturing artistic invention and bringing creative experiences to the broadest possible audiences, The Shed is a 21st-century space of and for New York City.

  • Days Closed:
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    • Wed
  • Kid Friendly:
  • Multilingual Staff:
  • WiFi - Free:
  • Assisted Listening System: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Suggested Admission: $10
  • Pay What you Wish: n/a
Business Continuity
  • Re-Opening Status: Open - Limited Service/Capacity
  • Re-Opening Date: 2020-10-16
  • Masks Required-Staff:
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  • Health Related Staff Training:
  • No Contact Services:
  • Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Limited Elevator Occupancy:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
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  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
  • Ticketing: Both Timed Ticketing & Walk-Ups
Facility Info
  • Description The Shed is designed to support the flexible, innovative nature of our programming. The remarkable building literally moves: The McCourt is a 280-foot telescoping shell on rails that is completely enclosable and can expand to approx 17,000 square feet. This exceptional design makes it an utterly unique venue for special events.

    The ingenious movable structure can adapt to a wide variety of gatherings and functions in its divisible and reconfigurable spaces: the eight-level glass and steel structure contains a lobby, two museum-quality galleries, a 500-seat theater, and a large event space, in addition to the soaring main shell that forms The McCourt. When the shell is nested over the base building, guests can take advantage of the spectacular Plaza that is created to accommodate open-air events. The Shed is a venue for special events like no other in the world.
  • Largest Room 18000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 75000
  • Reception Capacity 1200
  • Space Notes Corporate and individual supporters who choose The Shed for special events actively support our institution’s mission of commissioning original art works, across all disciplines, for all audiences. • Corporate or individual membership is a requirement to entertain at The Shed (excluding nonprofits). • To entertain in any of The Shed’s facilities, for-profit companies must be corporate members of the institution. Corporate member levels required for rental opportunities will vary depending on the desired event location within The Shed. • The Shed waives corporate membership requirements for nonprofits. Nonprofits will receive discounted pricing on rental fees. • Individuals who wish to entertain must become members at the Shed Maker level of $5k or above. Private events for individuals are allowed only in the eighth-floor event space and theater. What types of events can you host? • Corporate receptions and dinners • Nonprofit receptions and dinners • Awards shows • Conferences, meetings, and seminars • Graduations and alumni gatherings • Film premieres • Film and movie shoots • Product launches • Benefits and fundraisers • Personal celebrations • Weddings • Birthday parties and coming-of-age celebrations Please note: All events are subject to The Shed’s approval. The Shed may decline involvement in anyproject or event at its discretion. Product launches are limited to the eighthfloor event space. Film premieres and film/movie shoots are subject to artistic approval. Personal events, weddings, birthday parties, and coming-of-age celebrations are limited to the eighth-floor event space and theater. • Rental clients may not display or exhibit any non-Shed commissioned artwork as part of their event. • Onsite ticket sales or the sale of products is not permitted. • The Shed does not permit auctions (excluding charity auctions, pending approval). • Film/photography shoots and film screenings are subject to approval. The Shed will address these events on a case-by-case basis. • The Shed must approve all collateral for events, such as signage, invitations, and communications materials. • The Shed may decline involvement in any project or event at its discretion. • Personal events are only allowed in the eighthfloor event space and theater. • Product launches are limited to the eighthfloor event space. • The Shed does not permit political fundraisers. • Union Square Hospitality Group provides exclusive catering. • Rental clients must purchase liquor through Union Square Hospitality Group. • The Shed must approve all vendors.
  • Theatre Capacity 500
  • Audio/Visual Services
  • Catering - In House
  • Catering - Service Area/Kitchen
  • Mtg. Venue: Largest Exhibit Hall - Sq ft 18000
  • # of Private Rooms 5
  • Stage
  • Nontraditional Space
  • Raw Space
  • Banquet Capacity 800
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Classroom Capacity 900