Dixon Place

A performance art space for those with decidedly non-mainstream tastes, Dixon Place is an artists’ haven, nurturing the delicate creative processes in a stable of emerging artists and collaborative teams in the areas of dance, literature or spoken word, music and performance.

Essentially a laboratory for performers, Dixon Place hosts many works-in-progress as artists try different approaches with different audiences without the pressure of high production costs or premature press exposure. Some 400 artists perform each year.

Taking aesthetic risks is crucial to the life of Dixon Place. Many established artists such as Reno, David Cale, Holly Hughes, Frank Maya and Alva Rogers have used it as an incubator for new work, while others, such as Blue Man Group, have created original works here. In December 2008, Dixon Place moved to its new performance space at 161 Christie Street.

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie Street

(between Rivington and Delancey Street)

New York, NY 10002

(212) 219-0736

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Subway: F to Second Avenue, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring Street, M to Essex Street, B/D to Grand Street


  • Hours of operation are determined by event schedule.


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  • Membership Program

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  • Our Volunteer Opportunities

    We're always looking for all kinds of volunteers to help us with all kinds of tasks: ushering at shows, distributing marketing materials, simple maintenance around the space, load-ins for shows, etc. If you'd like to get involved, drop us a line and let us know how you'd like to help.