Abrons Arts Center


About the Organization
The Abrons Arts Center is the performing and visual arts center of Henry Street Settlement. The facility links the 300-seat proscenium Playhouse, originally constructed as the Neighborhood Playhouse by philanthropists Alice Lewisohn and Irene Lewisohn in 1915 to the main art center building, which opened in 1975. The development added two theaters and an outdoor amphitheater. Visual arts exhibitions are mounted in the Abrons Main Gallery and the ground-floor Culpeper Gallery. The underground floor of Abrons is a shared artist studio space. Classrooms and dance studios are located on all floors for arts training and instruction.

466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
(between Pitt St. & Bialystoker Pl.)


About the Program
Our high school, undergraduate, and graduate internship program offers hands-on experience in a range of areas, including visual arts; performing arts (music, theater, and dance); and StudioLab educational programs. Please submit a cover letter and resume to the department of interest. The main perk of interning at Abrons would be working with and meeting the artists that are in our building. Our artists are active professionals in their disciplines, creating new and exciting work, who work around the city, and push artistic boundaries at every turn.  

Which departments?
Engagement (Dance, Theatre, Music, Viual Arts)

"All of our dance studios are down a flight of stairs that are not handicap accessible. If the intern is interested in dance, that may be a challenge.  But it’s nothing we can’t discuss and work out together."

High school, College, Graduate

Varies by internship

When it runs?
Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), Summer (July-August)
4-12 hrs/week


When to apply?

How to apply?
Resume, cover letter
See here for full details. 

Nichi Douglas, Engagement Manager for Performance - ndouglas@henrystreet.org



Social Media
Facebook, Instagram: @AbronsArtsCenter
Twitter: @AbronsArtsCtr