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.

Wine & Dine for the Arts

Major Underwriters

The Bender Family Foundation

Wine & Dine

Upcoming Events

9:30 pm HIIT By Hilts @ Stage 1 Gallery
HIIT By Hilts @ Stage 1 Gallery
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
HIIT By Hilts, LLC. Founded in Upstate New York, H.B.H. is an elite exercise team that utilizes calisthenics, leadership and mentoring to empower individuals through physical, mental, financial, spiritual and social development! All are welcome[...]
7:30 pm Open Mic Night @ Albany Barn
Open Mic Night @ Albany Barn
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Open Mic Night @ Albany Barn | Albany | New York | United States
Join Albany Barn as we showcase local performers including singers, bands, comedians, and spoken word artists at Stage 1! 4th Tuesday of the month (with some exceptions)- sign up’s at 7:30, performances start at 8:00[...]
6:30 pm Improv Workshop with Gary Arzberger @ The Barn
Improv Workshop with Gary Arzberger @ The Barn
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The building blocks of improv! Warm up games, improv exercises & theatre games Who, What, Where and Focus Side-Coaching and Evaluation All are welcome! Gary Arzberger is a graduate of the New Actor’s Workshop in[...]

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