The AirDance ArtSpace is a renovated Church of the Nazareen built in 1930. It is located on an acre of property in Albuquerque's South Valley. We are the perfect place for those who wish to avoid 'paying by the plate' for their celebratory event at a hotel. We ideally suited for the do it yourself renter and we are happy to work with your caterer/event planner. We have tried to preserve our 'church', while creating a center for Aerial Dance and a community site that is happy to host respectfully beautiful receptions, weddings, baptismals, quinceanera's, and celebratory gatherings of up to 150 seated guests.
FOR ALL RENTERS: In addition to the THEATER (with a large loading ramp and 24 foot high ceilings) and FOYER (suitable as additional room or as ticket sales/entry way), we have 4 BATHROOMS, a 'GREEN ROOM' with lighted makeup table, a KITCHEN with separate entrance, lighted and secure off-street parking, modern AC/HEAT, with nearby restaurants/shopping facilities and walking trails.
We are open by appointment only. A visit to the space is necessary to see if we meet your needs. There is no rate sheet published as each rental is unique.
'Rental time' includes set up and take down time and begins/concludes when front gates open until property is vacated at conclusion of rental. Additional time for rehearsals or cleanup may incur additional expense.
Property must be vacated by 2:00 A.M.
We are available year round. Once a date is selected and arrangements agreed upon, a $50.00 non-refundable deposit holds the event date for you. Rental Fee and if called for, refundable Damage Deposit are due in full one week prior to your event rental date.
We can be rented by the hour, by the package, or for extended periods of time as well.
FOR WEDDINGS/RECEPTIONS: We are happy to provide a place for either your wedding ceremony or reception or both. Unions/Joinings of all kinds are welcome. Weather permitting, the grounds are easily accessible as well with a large 'garage door' opening from the theater to outdoors. Though not often called into service, the Building owner is happy to serve as legal Officiant. CATERING: Though we have a separately-entranced kitchen facility with ice box and warming oven, we ourselves do NOT offer catering services. We are happy to work with the caterer of your choice.
FOR BANDS/MUSICIANS: We have hosted shows produced by several local producers but we ourselves are not producers. We offer the venue only. All merchandise sales are 100% the renters. Renter is responsible for ticket sales/promotion/set up and take down.We have three portable risers for use as raised stage.
We have a large LOAD IN apron for loading portable stage/sound/light apparatus. Currently, sound boards are not available. The Theater has excellent acoustics. Onsite Piano, amp with speakers, small set of pot lights, and wireless mic/mics available.
FOR DANCE/THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE:We offer a unique 2400 square foot open theater for you to creatively set to your own needs. 24 foot high ceilings with 3 iron grid bars that can hang 1000 lbs. per point. There are two theatrical ladders for safe hangs. We can seat 150 for a show in a true black box theater design. We offer a full dressing room with separate bath and foyer area for tickets/merch sales. Currently, we can not offer stage lighting, however, we have ample stage light bars at 22 feet high for you and your designer to use as needed. All dance/theater rentals will be coordinated with AirDance New Mexico's Artistic Director to determine needs and rental arrangements especially in regard to length of show dates, set up/take down.
FOR REHEARSALS:We have been a useful site for performance companies who need lengthy rehearsal times before a show at other venues. Our rental fees for extended rehearsals may be quite cost effective for your troupe. We have a minimum rental time of 3 hours per session in order to effectively use our AC/HEAT.
Buddha Betties at the AirDance ArtSpace
FOR MOVIE SHOOTS: Our facility is well insulated, quiet, and with 2400 sq.feet of open floor space plus hanging grids for lights, with load-in ramp makes us an easy spot for interior photo/film shoots. Our lot offers drive through access as needed for 18 wheelers/travel vans. We have been the site for several MOVIE CREW 'LUNCH' locations. For aerial dancers wanting to film their work, no better place is available in Albuquerque. All walls in THEATER are 'flat black'. We have overhead Gym Style light fixtures for extra bright light if needed.
FOR WORKSHOPS: Yoga and Meditation groups are most welcome and many have found our facilities to be most fitting. All Day or All Weekend retreats have been a successful venture. Restaurants are nearby as are walking trails by the Rio Grande River. We do have a pull down HD screen for projections. Currently, you must provide your own projector.
FOR ONGOING CLASSES:If you are seeking a long-term rental for teaching a class this can be arranged. Our minimum 'class time' is three hours per session in order to best utilize our AC/HEAT. May we suggest the Harwood Center as another resource for ongoing classes.
FOR ART GALLERY SHOWS: Our FOYER has much open 'white' and well-lit wall space suited for hanging shows. We are setup to do a one day or one weekend show (perhaps coordinated with a dance show/poetry reading). Our only limitation vs. other Galleries comes with the best utilization of the AC/HEAT. Happy to discuss potential Art Shows.