Opened in 2008, Irondale serves as the physical TheaterNewlaboratory for our work. The theatre has 28-foot ceilings, a 1,900-square-foot mezzanine/gallery, and original stained glass windows. The restoration retained the original scale, character and details of this distinctive space.
When Irondale discovered a neglected, long-vacant former Sunday school auditorium in the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, we also saw the potential for creating a dynamic flexible theatre. We are proud to be neighbors in the building with the church, a culturally diverse congregation whose activist roots date back to Brooklyn’s pre-Civil War abolitionist movement. The theatre also provides an opportunity for Irondale to play an important role in an exciting and growing cultural district.