About 95 Empire

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95 Empire is a theatre and live arts program of AS220 comprised of the Black Box, the Psychic Readings room, a multipurpose space, and a dance studio. It’s a performance space and a learning place. 95 Empire supports artists of all levels, providing a forum and home for work in theatre, dance, film, literary arts, sound-art and forms that stretch genre conventions. We are committed to creativity, accessibility and affordability; we strive to create incomparable experiences for our audiences as well as unique approaches to arts education that extend and deepen the theatre’s programming.

In addition to events presented through our four primary series: Screens, Sounds, Live and Residence, 95 Empire offers a wide range of workshops, classes, talk-backs and artist-talks that are aimed at developing skills, creating awareness and fostering creative critical discourse around and through the subject of performance.

95 Empire is comprised of

  • The Empire Black Box (first floor). Dimensions: 30.5′ X 43.5′
  • The Empire Dance Studio (third floor). Dimensions: 28′ X 42′
  • A Flexible studio/rehearsal space (second floor)
  • Psychic Readings (second floor)


Each space is equipped with a PA system. The Empire Black Box has EAW surround sound system with a VFS250 Subwoofer, digital projector with 8′ X 12′  screen, and theatrical lighting. Full inventory can be downloaded here.  Full ground plan can be downloaded here.

Make 95 Empire yours by presenting your work with us!

95 Empire Booking Form for General Requests

Residence@95 Booking Form


For Black Box Theater inquiries please email:


For Dance Studio inquiries please email: