Crown Heights 20/20 Arts

Crown Heights 20/20 Arts is a network of eight existing Brooklyn storefronts owned by Michael de Zayas, repurposed and co-inhabited as free rehearsal and performance spaces for artists of all types. ​​We create vibrant arts programming for the Crown Heights community and beyond.

Our goal is to expand the use of our community businesses and social gathering spaces, leveraging them to serve an additional purpose as free and accessible work and presentation space for the arts. A daytime coffeehouse can host an evening jazz duo. An unfinished bar can serve as a long-term rehearsal space for an experimental theater company. A yoga studio can be a week-long workplace for a dancer developing new work.

To apply to use CH 20/20 Arts spaces for rehearsal, performances, events, or anything in between, please email contact Michael de Zayas and provide the following information:

– artist and/or company name
– email address + phone number
– will you be using the space for a public event/showing, or for private use only?
– tell us about yourself and your work (describe your company + its mission if applicable). Please include your past production + performance history.
– describe your project, and let us know how you plan to use the space.
– how many people would be using the space?
– please list all requested dates + times you would access to the space. be as detailed as possible, and let us know if you’re flexible.
– do you prefer to use one of our spaces in particular?

HULLABALOO BOOKS
Address: 711 Franklin Ave
Capacity: 250 sq ft, 15-20 people
Good for: literary readings
LITTLE ZELDA + NAGLE’S BAGELS​ CROWN HEIGHTS​
Address: 728 Franklin Ave
Capacity: 350 sq ft, 20-25 people
Good for: solo/duo music performances, literary readings, table work
SIMPLE SYRUP
Address: 810 Nostrand Ave
Capacity: 350 sq ft, 20-25 people
Good for: dance / performance / music rehearsals or presentations



NOSTRAND REHEARSAL STUDIO
Address: 630 Nostrand Ave
Capacity: 300 sq ft, 15-20 people
Good for: dance / performance / music rehearsals or presentations
WITNESS YOGA STUDIO
Address: 660 Franklin Ave
Capacity: 900 sq ft, 40-50 people
Good for: larger-scale events / rehearsals / presentations