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The Barn

56 2nd Street
Albany, NY 12210


Stage 1

46-48 North Swan Street
Albany, NY 12210


Phone

518-935-4858


The Barn

Albany Barn, the Albany Housing Authority and the City of Albany partnered to redevelop the former St. Joseph’s Academy, an abandoned school in the heart of Albany’s Arbor Hill neighborhood into 22 low-cost live/work residences, and 13,500+ square feet of multi-tenant creative arts incubator, enterprise and program space called The Barn.

Within The Barn, the 2,2oo square foot multi-use facility features:

  • Large performance stage with backstage wings
  • Concrete flooring
  • Black vinyl moveable chairs
  • large bathrooms/changing space
  • free WiFi Internet access
  • electricity, hot water, central air and heat included
  • upper level meeting space with large conference table
  • theatrical lighting (for an additional cost)

Stage 1

Albany Barn opened Stage 1 in 2010 to provide interactive creative arts programming for the community, establish an active arts presence on North Swan Street and facilitate neighborhood involvement with The Barn/Academy Lofts project. The 2010 “Summer in the City Youth Talent Exhibition” was the first public art show at Stage 1, featuring work by over fifty young people from the City of Albany in a professional gallery environment. Stage 1 is now open to the community five to six days per week and is home to a variety of arts-based programs.

This brand new 1,700 square foot facility features:

  • durable cork floor for dance
  • gold and black metal chairs
  • dual slop sinks
  • locking storage
  • dual large bathrooms/changing space
  • built-in track spotlighting
  • free WiFi Internet access
  • electricity, hot water, central air and heat included