Space Rental

Beyond its comprehensive services, University Settlement provides high quality, conveniently located and affordable meeting, performance and recreation space to local organizations.

Scroll down to read about rental opportunities at our state-of-the-art Houston Street Center, or in historic Speyer Hall at our Eldridge Street headquarters. The gymnasium at Eldridge Street is also available for rentals. Our reasonably priced rental fees support our mission of providing holistic care for low-income New Yorkers of all ages.

Houston Street Center

The newly constructed Houston Street Center opened in March 2006, offering state-of-the-art facilities to community groups, non-profit organizations, arts groups, educational institutions, businesses and tenant associations. The Center features wireless internet, full accessibility for persons with disabilities, access to laptops and audiovisual equipment, and collaborative opportunities. Hours of operation run Monday through Thursday – 8AM to 10PM, Friday – 8AM to 8PM, and weekends 9AM to 6PM.

Available Spaces Include:University Settlement Houston Street Center Rental Pool

  • Classrooms
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Community Offices
  • Gym
  • Dance Studio
  • Competition-Sized Swimming Pool

Check out our space rental flyer here.

Full details on each space's offerings - as well as rental rates - can be found here.



184 Eldridge Street

Speyer Hall

Speyer Hall, an intimate and historic space located in University Settlement's headquarters on Eldridge Street, is available for rent at low cost for performances, lectures and workshops. The Hall is a 35' X 60' fully-equipped theater with:

  • Basic lighting systemUniversity Settlement Speyer Hall Rental
  • PA system
  • 70 plush chairs on risers
  • Sprung wood floor
  • Backstage dressing area with crossover behind a stand-alone white wall – ideal for projections
  • Projector
  • Baby grand piano

Maximum capacity is 175. We can provide up to a total of 125 chairs. No rosin or hard-soled shoes may be worn. More details about the specifications of this space are available under our Performance Project page.

For more information about renting the space, please call (212) 453-4532 or email

Hourly Rates

Hourly rates range from $135-$250 depending on the technical needs. We are not normally open on Sundays but can open for an additional fee. All hourly rates require a four hour minimum for booking. Week-long package rentals are available for performances.


Gymnasium at 184

The Gymnasium at 184 is a full-sized (non-regulation) basketball court located on the top floor of our 184 Eldridge Street space. Perfect for basketball games or dance rehearsals, this space is ideal for those who require a consistent, low-cost space rental for their group.

For more information about renting the space, please call (212) 475-5008 or email



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