MBT Studio Rental Program

All of MBT’s studios are built with state-of-the-art, Harlequin Woodsrping 4” sprung floors and black Harlequin vinyl dance floor covering. Each studio contains a digitally-integrated media center with ceiling-mounted pendant speakers.

Whether you need space for rehearsal, a performance or a reception, Metropolitan Ballet can help with your needs! And your rental fees will help support MBT’s arts education programming. Please contact us for more information and details concerning our studio rental program.

Inclusions, Exclusions & General Regulations

  • All rentals include basic use of studio sound system.
  • Cocktail tables may be placed only in Studio 2 (in Gaithersburg) or Studio 1 (in Clarksburg) and must have furniture pads placed on the bottom.
  • Stiletto heels, cleats or any shoe with bottom that may damage the floor covering are not permitted in any of the studios, you are responsible for the damage.
  • You may lay carpet over the floor if you are concerned about damaging the floor, carpet must be used in Studios 1& 3 (in Gaithersburg) and Studios 2&3 (in Clarksburg) where any street shoes will be worn.
  • Setup/ cleanup time must be included in rental time.
  • Trash must be placed in dumpster/ recycling dumpster at end of night; MBT will supply bags.
  • All studios must be dry-swept at end of rental.
  • Certificate of insurance required with minimum liability coverage- inquire.


Studio Space Sq Ft. Per hour Monday-Thursday Per hour Friday & Sunday Per hour Saturday & Holidays
Gaitherburg Studio 1: Henry C. Wu Studio 1330 $40 $60 $ 70
Gaithersburg Studio 2 1125 $30 $40 $ 50
Gaithersburg Studio 3: Rehearsals/ class studios 2200 $50 $75 $ 100
Gaithersburg Studio 3: Converted Black box theater

(4 hour minimum)

2200 n/a $225 $ 250
Clarksburg Studio 1 1350 $40 $70 $70
Clarksburg Studio 2 1275 $30 $70 $70
Clarksburg Studio 3 1325 $40 $70 $70

* Other arts non-profits organizations receive a 20% discount on all rentals.

Additional Services

  • Reception space set up – add 4 cocktail tables; white linens to your rental, includes labor to set up and take down- $150
  • Use of movie screen projector in Gaithersburg studio 3- $75
  • Box office services- $200 per event; ticket link placed on MBT’s website, box office rep for event.
  • Black box theater setup includes lighting tech, up to 60 chairs, curtains hung (legs, upper boarder, perimeter).

Birthday Party Packages

Ballet (or other dance) Birthday Party Packages- please see birthday party flyer for package details.

  • Birthday party food will be served only in Studio 2 (Gaithersburg) and Studio 1 (Clarksburg) or lobby/corridor spaces
  • Birthday party guests and parents are required to remove shoes in certain studio spaces.