Art & Performance Spaces

  • I Catch You Dreaming in the Flamboyan Theater 2015

    Forrest Leo Photos

  • Our multi-use building has a variety of adaptable spaces to rent

    The Clemente, 2014

The Clemente provides spaces uniquely adaptable to the creative vision and goals of theatrical and dance production companies, start-ups, film and fashion shoots, special events, festivals and others wishing to test new grounds in facilities unlikely to be found elsewhere in the city.

Noteworthy events taking place at The Clemente include:
Fringe NYC, HBO’s “Untitled Rock n’ Roll Project”, Directed by Martin Scorsese, CUTLOG International Art Fair 2013 & 2014, Mabou Mines, Undergroundzero Festival, Moonworks, BORIMIX Festival, among many others.

Click HERE to take a Virtual Tour of our spaces.


About our Spaces

Flamboyán Theater

  • Managed by The Clemente
  • Dimensions: 61' width x 67' (4087 sq ft.)
  • 12' height (not including dressing room)
  • Flooring: wood (not sprung), over concrete
  • Equipment: sound system, sound booth, light board, theatrical lights, baby grand piano, Complete list of equipment available upon request.
  • Seating capacity: 74
  • Seating arrangement: flexible; seating risers (moveable units)
  • Available hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 AM-11:00 PM

LATEA Theater

  • Managed by LATEA (Latin American Theater Experiment & Associates)
  • Dimensions:
    Main Acting Area: 24' L x 18' W x 14' H
    Apron Area: 24' L x 13' W x 11' H
    Wing Area: 12' L x 14' W x 14' H
  • Flooring: wood (not sprung), over concrete
  • Equipment: sound system, sound booth, light board, theatrical lights
  • Seating capacity: 74
  • Seating arrangement: Seating Risers
  • Available hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 AM-11:30 PM

Teatro SEA

  • Managed by Society for the Educational Arts
  • 12' height (not including dressing room)
  • Flooring: wood (not sprung), over concrete
  • Equipment: sound system, sound booth, light board, theatrical lights, Complete list of equipment available upon request.
  • Seating capacity: 74
  • Seating arrangement: flexible; seating risers (moveable units)
  • Available hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 AM-11:30 PM

Los Kabayitos Theater

  • Managed by The Clemente
  • 12' height (not including dressing room)
  • Flooring: linoleum
  • Equipment: Minimal fixed lighting plot, Basic sound system
  • Seating capacity: 55
  • Seating arrangement: Seating Risers
  • Available hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 AM-11:30 PM

Rehearsal Studio 203

  • Managed by LATEA
  • Dimensions: 24' width x 26' (624 sq ft.)
  • 14' height (not including dressing room)
  • Flooring: wood (not sprung), over concrete
  • Equipment: Folding chairs, Table
  • Available hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 AM-11:30 PM

Parking Lot

  • Managed by The Clemente

Rehearsal Studio 202

  • Managed by LATEA
  • Dimensions: 22' width x 25' (550 sq ft.)
  • 14' height (not including dressing room)
  • Flooring: wood (not sprung), over concrete
  • Equipment: Folding chairs, Table
  • Available hours: 7 days a week, 10:00 AM-11:30 PM

  • The Flamboyan Theater was an exceptional performance venue for our performance. We are so grateful to the Clemente for your support!

    Margaret Elaine Plaza, National Arts Educational Collaborative

  • Thank you so much for opening your home to us for these 2 weeks. It has been such an amazing week so far! All your staff are so kind, helpful, and attentive. So thank YOU for leading an arts organization that truly takes care of its artists in residence.

    Yvonne H. Chow , H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

  • The Clemente is a great cultural organization and I really really love all the people who work there and what you do is simply awesome. All the things I did will be helpful for my studies and my future job. I just wanna say THANK YOU for everything, thank you to Jan and Julio that said “yes” to my internship.

     

    Marika Covolo, Clemente Summer Intern

  • Thank you to everyone at CSV for your love, help and support. It truly takes a strong and supportive team to make a successful event. Last night’s Afro-Latino Crossroads show was amazing. We filled the house and shook the roof with the music and energy!!! I want to especially thank CSV for the smooth transition from curatorial proposal to live event.

    Mia Roman Hernandez, Visual Artist and Curator

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around the wonderful Clemente Soto Velez Center. I was very impressed and inspired by your enthusiasm for and devotion to the building’s heritage and its importance for the local and international community. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Ricardo Rivera

  • You don’t know how my heart leaped when I passed by the center and saw the scaffolding GONE! It’s so beautiful! Seeing it restored is a magnificent experience! I’m so proud of all that has been accomplished…Thank you for ALL your contributions and hard work. I can’t get the picture of the New Center out of my mind..Thanks again!

    Carmen Tello

  • You guys really do have such a special place.I think it is such an amazing asset to the community!

    Dave Clark, Location Manager

  • The center is really great. I like the renovation, it’s wonderful to the people who live around there. Congratulations tho this amazing project.

    Teresa Viera

  • The Flamboyan Theater is a wonderful multi- purpose venue with everything you would wish for in an open theater space.

    Andreas Robertz, OneHeart Productions

  • We have held performances of our Resident Artist Program at The Clemente for 2 years. It has been the perfect venue for these performances. The administrative and technical staff have gone out of their way to make our time at The Clemente amazingly successful!!!

    Joe Stackell, Mabou Mines

  • Just a note of gratitude for the warm welcome to The Clemente.
    The staff has been wonderful, the community incredibly responsive. We appreciate more than I can describe being  a part of The Clemente familia.

    Hamilton Clancy, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

  • What a shining star this huge building has become!

    Marlis Momber, Renowned photographer who has chronicled the changes in cultural life on the Lower East Side for over three decades