NOTE: In 2016 we completed a move to Richmond, CA just off of 580 near the Richmond Bridge. We're not in Oakland anymore.
Our new space features a much larger dance floor (24x32), ceilings up to 26', industrial power, street level access and is ADA accessible.
We especially looking for long-term regular rentals with a 3 mo minimum commitment.
The MilkBar's main studio features a 24' x 32' sprung marley dance floor, with white walls and high sloping ceilings (between 15' to 26'). It's a quiet reflective space in an old industrial gem with views of the Richmond hills.
Adjoining the main space is a 1000 sf space that includes a workshop, storage, bathrooms, kitchenette, and seating / green room area.
We are the home studio for Mary Armentrout Dance Theater, video artist Ian Winters and video production company 37 North, a thriving artists residency program, the MilkBar salon program and a number of other east bay dance and performance groups. See our website at http://www.milkbar.org.
A basic PA system and 8 channel lighting set-up is available for renters with an option to rent the space set-up for video / photo shoots.
Our rental focus is on providing space for rehearsals, film & video shoots and workshops along with our artist residency program.
Our rates are extremely affordable ($20/hr and $17/hr for renters using 10 hours or more a month).
We are located just off of 580 near the Richmond Bridge / Pt Richmond and Bay Trail, and approximately 1 mile from the Richmond BART.
New prospective renters should make an appointment to meet with either Mary or Ian for an orientation to the space.
|Permitted Uses||Special Event, Rehearsal, Class, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Meeting|
|Disciplines||Dance, Music, Theatre, Film|
|Restrictions On Use||We are a working studio and primarily rent for ongoing rehearsals and filming projects. Only in limited circumstances are we able to consider special events or classes.|
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Space requests must be at least 2 days in advance.
Rental must be for at least 2 hours
|How To Book||
Please review our calendar for prospective open times and then email email@example.com with your requests along with email and phone number. Either Mary or Ian will get back to you within 48 hours. In general we request at 7 days notice for space bookings, and recommend contacting us at least 4 weeks out.
|Hours Of Operation||by appointment or rental only. rehearsal hours are generally between 8am and 10pm.|
|Rental Policy||* Be an existing renter or complete a space orientation at least 7 days in advance with Mary or Ian * Key deposit of $50 * a 50% deposit is required on booking, and payment in full by the first rehearsal. * While we very rarely do so, the MilkBar reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a rehearsal 30 days out if needed by our resident company. Renters will receive credit for a future rehearsal. * Please see the full rental agreement for all rental policies.|
|Cancellation Policy||* cancellations with less than 48 hours notice and no-shows are charged the full rehearsal rate.|
|Open to last minute space requests.||-|
|Booking Requirements||Deposit, References, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required, Lease agreement|
|Payment Types||Cash, Check, Credit card|
|Other Allowed Activities||Live percussion, Amplified music|
|Space Dimensions||1750.0 sqft|
|Space Features||Column-free, Mirrors, Raw, Privacy, Uninterrupted wall space, dance floor 24 x 32, approx 1000 sf of ancililliary space (seating, kitchenette, bath, etc). ADA accessible bathroom / dance floor|
|Technology||Cell service, video projector and other AV equipment rental available by special arrangement.|
|Flooring||Sprung wood, Marley laid|
|Stage Configuration||Flexible stage|
|Stage Dimensions||32 ft x 24 ft with 26 ft ceiling|
|Seating||Flexible seating, flexible studio space with folding chairs, couches and chairs|
|Lighting||Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments|
|Furniture||Chairs, Tables, Ladder|
|Amenities||Dressing rooms, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Green room, Private restroom|
|Instruments and Accessories||Rehearsal piano, Music stands|
|Audio Equipment||Sound system, PA system, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player, Amplifier, Additional audio equipment available by special arrangement.|
|Video/Film Equipment||Digital projector, Projection screen, DVD player, TV/monitor, by special arrangement additional film, video and lighting equipment is available. Equipment includes white, black and green backdrops, a variety of projectors including 3,500 lumen short throw units, 5,000 and 6,000 lumen projectors, cameras, tripods, dolly track, lighting and rigging equipment. Please contact us for details, availability and insurance / rental requirements.|
|Studio Arts/Maker Equipment||Printing, Photography, A 24" large format Epson 7890 large format photo printer and print server is available for self-service printing at a rate of $4/ sf.|
|Accessibility||ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Lobby and house, Patron restrooms, Stage|
|Audience Services||Restrooms, Lobby|
This space was last updated on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:01PM