Studio Rental


The beautiful Samuel H. Scripps Studios are available for rentals! Whether it’s for a rehearsal, a photo shoot, a workshop, or another event, our studios can fit your needs. 

**Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the studios are closed to outside rentals until further notice.**

To schedule a tour of ADF’s Studios, please call 919-797-2871 or email

To request a rental

  1. Download the appropriate form below. Print, read everything, complete, and return. 
  2. You will typically be contacted by an ADF staff member within 2 business days of receiving your application materials.
  3. Your reservation will be complete once payment is received.


ADF Studio Subsidy Program

ADF is thrilled to be able to offer our NEW studio space subsidy program through the generous support of the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. The ADF Studio Subsidy Program provides access to rehearsal space at affordable rates for dance artists contributing to the local creative landscape.

With a booming dance community comes a critical need for rehearsal space. As is the case in many communities, the cost of studio rental is the primary barrier that dance artists experience when diving into a creative process. ADF seeks to remove this barrier through the ADF Studio Subsidy Program, which will award grants in the form of subsidized studio space that will support movement artists and the creation of their work.

Studio Subsidy Guidelines

  • Must complete application and liability waiver
  • Applications will be processed on a rolling basis
  • All reservations are subject to current space availability
  • Studio subsidy hours must be used within a 3 month period
  • Studio subsidies may not be used to offer paid classes
  • You may not store props, costumes, supplies, etc. at the studios
  • Repeat applicants are allowed, but ADF is committed to ensuring that a variety of artists benefit from this program
  • Recipients who are granted a subsidy will be required to include the following credit in their performance programs for works created/reworked during period of subsidy:
    • [Name of dance work] was supported, in part, by ADF’s Studio Subsidy Program through a generous gift from the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

Application Procedures

  • Artists must write a short proposal about a new work they are making, a work they want to revisit after a premiere, or a creative idea they want to explore. On a first come, first serve basis, dance artists will be able to receive access to up to 40 hours of subsidized rehearsal within a 3-month period at the rate of $10 per hour. This will provide artists access to high-quality studios that would usually cost up to $40 an hour to rent.
  • Applications may be submitted in person at 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705 (office hours Mon–Fri: 10:00a-6:00p with extended/weekend hours based on class schedule) or by email to
  • After we receive your completed application and waiver, an ADF staff member will contact you within 5 business to notify you if space is available.
  • Your reservation will not be complete until full payment is received or payment plan is confirmed



With access to our beautiful space, outdoor/indoor seating, talented dance instructors, and friendly staff, we make it easy to plan a delightful birthday party for your child! You need only provide your party supplies and ready-to-dance guests… we’ll handle the rest! Please download the rental application form above, complete, and return to begin making your reservation.