A Map of the area around Performance Space on First Avenue near Tompkins Square
150 First Avenue, Fourth Floor
New York
NY 10009


Travel Fund

We have a Travel Fund to support folks who might not be able to attend otherwise. If you’d like to make a request for assistance with your costs for local accessible transport please fill out this form and we’ll get back to you.

How to get to Performance Space
Click each train stop to view a video route to Performance Space New York.
L train to 1st Avenue (approx. 5 min to venue)
6 train to Astor Place (approx. 8 min to venue)
F train to 2nd Avenue (approx. 9 min to venue)
R/W trains to 8 Street Station (approx. 10 mins to venue)
4/5/6/N/Q/R trains to Union Square (approx. 14 mins to venue) - wheelchair accessible
6/B/D/F/M trains to Bleeker/Broadway-Lafayette Street (approx. 18 mins to venue) - wheelchair accessible
Bus Stops
M8 - St Marks Place/ 1st Avenue, East 9th Street/1st Avenue
M14a Avenue A/ East 9th Street
M15 1st Avenue/ St. Marks Place
Note: If you are new to Access-A-Ride, it may take up to 21 days to process your application. Please plan accordingly. 
Limited street parking is available close to Performance Space New York. Please read street signs carefully. Meter rates are posted on each parking meter, typically $4 for the first hour, and $10.75 for 2-hour increments.
The closest parking garage to Performance Space New York can be found at 310 East 11th Street. Please call (212) 475-5262 to inquire about their rates if you are interested.


Get in Touch

If you or a friend require a particular form of support/translation not listed here or in the event descriptions, have any access or particular seating requests or would like to reserve an ALS headset or SUBPAC unit, we would love to connect. Email us at by March 28, 2019, to give us time to respond to and accommodate your request.


Performance Space New York is on the 4th floor of the 122 Community Center building, 150 First Avenue at the corner of 9th Street, and is wheelchair accessible with step-free access from First Avenue. Service Animals welcome. Please attend scent free.

Information Desk
Open - Thurs 7-11pm, Saturday 6.30-11pm, Sunday 6-11pm
Our 4th floor information desk and point people will be present for day-of access requests, including reserving you a seat based on your access needs or showing you where best to sit for ASL and/or CART. Braille Program Notes can also be collected at the Welcome Desk.
There are ADA, gender non-segregated bathrooms. Please click here to view a full description and images of all available bathrooms You can also watch these videos to find out how to locate our restrooms on the 4th floor and the 5th floor.

Relaxed Environment

The events will take place in a relaxed environment. You will be welcome to come and go as you need to and are welcome to stretch, pace, stim and make noises.

Quiet Space

Open - Thurs 6-11pm, Saturday 6.30-11pm, Sunday 6-11pm

The festival hosts a low-light quiet space on the 4th floor which will have a range of comfortable seating, low light levels, stim materials, lego, ear defenders and ear plugs, and a range of reading and drawing materials. This is a space for anyone who needs to chill out a bit. It's designed around the needs of autistic people, but everyone is welcome.

Interpretation – ASL & Real-Time Captioning
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Real-Time Captioning will be available based on what is appropriate for each event. See each individual event description for details.
Assisted Listening & Audio Description
Assisted Listening System (ALS) headsets will be available in limited-supply throughout the festival channeling an amplified feed of all performance audio.
Audio Description will be channeled through ALS headsets for all strongly visual performances: NEVE on April 11, all performances on April 13, and Jordan Lord on April 14.  
An audio version of the program notes will be available for each performance. All readings will be prefaced with a brief Audio Description from the artist. 
Pick up a headset from the 4th floor welcome desk on arrival. They can be reserved in advance, or requested on the day if devices are available.


Some SUBPAC units will be available to use by people who might like to feel the music that’s being heard. Worn like a low-profile backpack or attached to your chair, SUBPACs pulse sound (especially bass) through your body. These can be reserved in advance by contacting or requested at the welcome desk on the day if units are available.