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Studio Happy Hours

Studio Happy Hours make vocal, instrumental, and theatrical rehearsals at OPERA America's National Opera Center even cheaper with rates starting at just $5 per hour.

During select times every week, individuals seeking space for creative rehearsal can book the facility's economy, standard, and premium studios at the special Studio Happy Hours rates.

The Studio Happy Hours program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

Special Hours & Rates

Regular Weekly Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Studio Happy Hours Rates

  • Economy Studios: $5 per hour (reduced from $20)
  • Standard Studios: $8 per hour (reduced from $28)
  • Premium Studios: $10 per hour (reduced from $36)

Additional Details
Studio Happy Hours rates are:

  • Available to individuals, small ensembles, and organizations working in opera, musical theater, chamber music, choruses, piano performance, theater, comedy troupes, and other disciplines.
  • Reserved for creative rehearsal. Use of the studios for paid teaching, coaching, lessons, auditions, classes, workshops, or other business or commercial activities is not eligible for the subsidized rates.
  • Only available for the Opera Center's economy, standard, and premium studios.

Studio Happy Hours are available February 5 through August 31, 2024. 80 hours are available each week at the special rates on a first-come, first-served basis. No individual or organization can book more than 200 hours total during the calendar year at the special rates. Standard National Opera Center booking rules and cancellation policy apply.

Book your Happy Hours Studio

Contact us at Reservations@operaamerica.org or 212.796.8630 and mention "Studio Happy Hours" to schedule your next rehearsal at the National Opera Center.

Book Your Happy Hours Studio

Contact us at Reservations@operaamerica.org or 212.796.8630 and mention "Studio Happy Hours" to schedule your next rehearsal at the National Opera Center.

Private Studios

CAPACITY
4–12 By Room

The National Opera Center’s nine studios provide private space for solo practice, coachings, or small ensembles. Available in three tiered sizes, all studios include regularly tuned pianos, musicians’ chairs, music stands, and wall mirrors.

Learn more about Private Studios

Hourly Rates
Basic
Member: $15 – $27 Standard: $20 – $36

Contact us at Reservations@operaamerica.org or 212.796.8630 to book your next rehearsal.

The National Opera Center is located in Midtown Manhattan at 330 Seventh Avenue, 7th floor, at the corner of 29th Street. Learn more.