Stage 1

Albany Barn opened Stage 1 in 2010 to provide interactive creative arts programming for the community, establish an active arts presence on North Swan Street and facilitate neighborhood involvement with The Barn/Academy Lofts project. The 2010 “Summer in the City Youth Talent Exhibition” was the first public art show at Stage 1, featuring work by over fifty young people from the City of Albany in a professional gallery environment. Stage 1 is now open to the community five to six days per week and is home to a variety of arts-based programs primarily serving youth.

This brand new 1,700 square foot facility features:

  • durable cork floor for dance
  • dual slop sinks
  • locking storage
  • dual large bathrooms/changing space
  • built-in track spotlighting
  • free WiFi Internet access
  • electricity, hot water, central air and heat included

Stage 1 is available now for studio space, classes, exhibitions, meetings and rehearsals at affordable rates.

Major Underwriters

The Bender Family Foundation

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Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Dog Sees God: Confessions of a T... @ Albany Barn
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a T... @ Albany Barn
May 30 @ 7:30 pm
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead presented by Creative License @ Albany Barn | Albany | New York | United States
Join us at The Barn for the sophomore production of theater collective Creative License! When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt[...]
7:30 pm Sabali @ Stage 1
Sabali @ Stage 1
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A monthly celebration of traditional culture  centered around African/Afro-Cuban drumming, story telling, and spoken word! Enjoy a night of food, music, and positive energy to uplift your mind, body, and soul!
4:30 pm Empire Dance Showcase & Fundraiser @ The Barn
Empire Dance Showcase & Fundraiser @ The Barn
May 31 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Albany Barn is happy to host local hip-hop competition dance team, Team Onxy, as they perform with special guest dancers and DJs to raise funds for their upcoming competition season!  

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