The Downstairs at La MaMa’s Annex, on the basement level at 66 East 4th Street, is a 6500-square-foot multi-disciplinary space with a classroom, exhibition space, and a 150 seat performance venue. The Downstairs is designed by Martin Kapell, founding principal at think! architecture and design pllc.
Our vision for The Downstairs is as a non-traditional theatre space that will redefine how audiences and artists of the next generation interact and engage with art. The Downstairs is an evolving space for new media and multi-disciplinary artists, artistic and curatorial residencies, as well as a place to network with our local and global communities through art. We are embracing 21st-century tools for collaboration and production, and are very excited about new art-making for new audiences.
Read the announcement of The Downstairs in The New York Times.