Cambridge Studios & Rentals

It’s striking how well you come to know the dancers during the performance. Separated only by a bit of floor space, the audience is wrapped into the experience as if invited into the home of friends.

Iris Fanger, Patriot Ledger



Built in an original 1867 sanctuary, Studio 1 is awash in colored light from its 25 stained glass windows. At 90’ x 50’, with 50-foot ceilings and 18-foot tall mirrors, Studio 1 is among the most expansive dance spaces in the country. A custom-made, injury-reducing sprung floor, designed and installed by noted dance floor experts Wooden Kiwi, and a 6’4” grand piano make working in Studio 1 a truly sublime experience.

The Sanctuary Theatre is designed to present ballet close-up! In the cabaret format, 100 guests are treated to José Mateo’s original choreography in a casual and intimate setting. Audience members are seated around cocktail tables, can visit the bar at every intermission for beer and wine, and enjoy live piano music before the show and at intermissions.

… The Sanctuary Theatre inside the Old Cambridge Baptist Church provides an almost religious experience. The seats are so close that you can see every slash of muscle, hear each clack of a pointe shoe, and practically feel the performers’ exhalations. The intimacy lends Mateo’s dynamic choreography a raw power that’s compulsively watchable, whether you’re a ballroom expert or have two left feet.

Best of Boston 2011, Boston Magazine


Studio 2 boasts one of the oldest Tiffany windows in the country (1890), which was completely restored in 2007. The studio retains the original raised panel wainscoting and dental moldings, and measures 40’ x 40’. Its 40-foot ceilings and 12-foot high wall of mirrors make Studio 2 an inspirational dance space. Equipped with a portable sprung flooring system and a newly restored 1928 Mason Hamlin 6’2” grand piano, Studio 2 is a state-of-the-art dance space built within one of the most beautiful rooms in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Given in loving memory of Amanda and Patricia Picardo, a young dancer and a parent volunteer. Nestled in the eaves of the building, and overlooking Studio 2, The Little Sister Studio, at 20’ x 25’, is the perfect size for early beginner classes. Used extensively for Creative Movement and Pre Ballet, The Little Sister Studio is an intimate space with cozy window seats. State-of-the-art, injury preventing dance floors create the safest environment for our youngest dancers. Equipped with mirrors and an upright piano, The Little Sister Studio is an ideal space to begin a lifelong love of the art form.


Measuring 25’ x 25’, Studio 4 is ideally suited for children’s ballet classes.  Equipped with an Allegro Harlequin dance floor, a new Yamaha upright piano, and stained glass windows on three walls, Studio 4 is a unique environment for young artists to begin their formal study of dance.


Studio 1 — $160 / hour

Studio 2 — $80 / hour

Studio 3 — $50 / hour

Studio 4 — $60 / hour

Studio 1 — $80 / hour

Studio 2 — $40 / hour

Studio 3 — $25 / hour

Studio 4 — $30 / hour

The above discounted rates are only applicable to the currently active DWC 2024 partners, JMBT students, and organizations with budgets under $100,000

Studio 1 — please inquire

Studio 2 — $100 / hour

Studio 3 — $50 / hour

Studio 4 — $60 / hour

Ceremony — Begins at $2,000

Reception — Begins at $10,000

Food and Beverage — $250

Kitchen Access — $250

Setup (includes tables and chairs, tablecloths, risers) — $50 / hour

Production (audio-visual, lighting, sound) — $150+


Cancellation Policy: 72 hours prior to event

Payment due at time of booking

Any renters serving alcohol must obtain a valid liquor license from the City of Cambridge and carry a liquor liability insurance policy

Renter is held responsible for any damage to the building and equipment

No tolerance policy for smoking, drugs and non-permitted alcohol

Rental priority is given to movement-based arts

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