Loft227 Founder Robin Sokoloff expands to new Space: Town Stages

Riding it’s 5 year success supporting emerging creatives at Loft227, Sokoloff Arts is proud to announce its expansion to a facility 6X it's size to support the local New York City arts community. Sokoloff Arts (501C3) has built TOWN STAGES to feature a cabaret theater, a mainstage, a gallery, and multi-use event space to house a combination of ongoing rentals, sponsorships, and fully produced works from both the public, and their newly inked Fellowship Program.

UPDATE: Town Stages is already 82% Capitalized, and open in Tribeca!

Executive Director Robin Sokoloff talks about space, resource generation, production, and community building for artists and entrepreneurs. 

Imagine what we are doing with more space at town....

Our Mission

Sokoloff Arts (501c3) is an emerging cultural institution providing inspired space, hi-tech production resources, and financial support for cutting edge events in all sectors of The Arts, Corporate, Civic, and Cultural life in New York City. Sokoloff Arts works to provide viable and safe space to congregate, strives to promote cross-cultural community engagement, and blends the arts and business to create sustainable solutions to social and financial inequalities. 

We assist young creators with not only space, but resource generation, production, and community.

For 5 years, Sokoloff Arts has provided spaces to congregate at it's first location, Loft227. To address the overwhelming demand for hi-tech and flexible performance and event space in New York City, Sokoloff Arts is now building Town Stages. 




As Executive Director of Loft227, Robin Sokoloff has grown the organization to encompass 20,000 emerging artists, entrepreneurs, and their supporters, with an emphasis on the advancement of young women, minorities, and LGBTQ voices. For over 5 years, Sokoloff has leveraged her space to donate over $215,000 each year in sponsorship, rehearsal hours, and production dollars to the best and brightest innovators New York City has to offer.  Robin and her team have supported over 600 live events in under 5 years, directly creating jobs for over 54 local freelance artists, and enabling an additional 1,800 freelance supporting jobs for various organizations and events. In all, Loft227 has seen over 70,000 unique visitors through it’s doors.

introducing town stages

A 9,000 SQFT storefront facility in Manhattan. TOWN STAGES features a Mainstage, Cabaret Lounge, Gallery, and multi-use Event Space; Capacity 225.


Click HERE for our FLOORPLAN. 

UPDATE: We are already 82% Capitalized! We've got the keys to TOWN! Donate to support our Fellowship Program today!

All Are Welcome

In One Dynamic Location. 

TOWN STAGES is a new Performance and Event Space in Tribeca for emerging artists, entrepreneurs, their audiences, and their supporters. TOWN is leading the charge for the advancement of young women, minorities, and LGBTQ voices as industry leaders in their chosen fields.



TOWN STAGES, or TOWN, is a Venue, a Theater, Meeting Space, Daytime Lounge and Studio Space that addresses the full life cycle of creatives. A place to...








and put on a show in the heart of New York City.

Claim your seat at TOWN and make space for artists and innovators of every color, creed, nationality, gender and sexual identity. Let's build this TOWN together!



TOWN STAGES has raised 82% of it's capitalization. We need your support while we jump though New York City's last few permitting hurdles. 

You can help up obtain:

- A Public Assembly Permit

- A Full Liquor License to subsidize our Fellowship Program

- ...and Build Out Our White Box Theater

Make this your town


Build your legacy by naming TOWN's Cabaret Space, Mainstage, or multi-use Event Space for yourself or someone you love. 

Enjoy a sizable return by writing a check or securing a letter of credit towards TOWN's construction. 

Secure your landmark theatrical production and gala event at our dynamic facility before TOWN's calendar fills up. 


Or to make a tax-deductible donation to Sokoloff Arts, donate here.

Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship 2020


For artists, entrepreneurs, writers, content creators, movers, shakers, and makers of all kinds.


Since 2012, Sokoloff Arts has been dedicated to telling your story and sharing your passion.

In collaboration with Town Stages, TriBeCa’s premier cultural arts space and event venue, Sokoloff Arts is excited to offer YOU a home for the life cycle of your project, a platform for your next phase of development, and an ultimate pipeline to success.

A female-driven cultural arts institution, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space with a stunning 10,000 square foot storefront facility. With a Main Hall, a Cabaret Lounge and Bar, a Gallery, and many multi-use rooms with a total capacity of 299, Town Stages offers much needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, producers, and families. Creative Fellowship recipients are encouraged to immerse themselves in the bustling energy of Town by working in our shared spaces when the venue is partially booked, take advantage of underutilized space between large bookings, and enjoy generous space subsidies for all kinds of projects!


The Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship is dedicated to providing space, perspective, and opportunity. We foster a community where all are welcome and everyone’s biases are challenged. We encourage those who feel silenced, marginalized, and otherwise “othered” to share their experiences, and remain dedicated to conversation and community.

Part residency, part incubator, and part home base, a Creative Fellowship with Sokoloff Arts offers the ultimate creative freedom to grow within our walls, and beyond.



> Shared Spaces <
Join us during the day, or when we are partially booked, for “Open Work Hours”.
Host your meetings, collaborate with your team, or just enjoy a quiet place to write.
This resource is FREE to all our Fellows.
Basically, mi casa, su casa.

> Exclusive hourly rental Portal <
Exclusive for Fellows!
Rent space by the hour for internal work (anything not open to the general public).
Rehearse a new dance number, practice your pitch, or transform Town into the perfect spot for a photo or film shoot.
Book ANY ROOM for $15/hour within 2 weeks of any given date during regular business hours.
And yes, we have a piano.

> FREE last minute and emergency work space <
Use the PORTAL to book ANY ROOM within 48 Hours for FREE.
Sudden free morning to work? Need a sudden self tape spot? Try to step through a pitch before a big meeting?
That’s right. FREE.

> Super subsidized space for Public Events<
Courtesy of Sokoloff Arts, receive a HUGE subsidy on space to present your work to the public.
Book ANY ROOM for $50/hour - $100/hour for one night cabarets, presentations, or events*.
Book a theatrical run or multi-night event for $600/night - $1200/night*.
Use a whole day for $3000 - $5000*!
You keep 100% of your box office and merch sales!
*Subsidy rates available on select dates as specified by Town Stages Staff*

> Audio Visual and Furniture Package <
Integrated sound/lighting/projection equipment, plus tables, chairs, stage, music stands, electric candles, and more!
Learn on state of the art tech and use it in your projects.
Never haul 9 music stands by yourself all the way from Brooklyn on the L train in the snow ever again.
All available, all the time. Just share well with others.

> Onsite amenities <
Breakroom! Put your lunch in the fridge. Make a cup of coffee in a branded Town Stages mug. Use our paper plates.
Lockers! Leave props for your show, a change of clothes for tomorrow, or your yoga mat.
All FREE for Fellows.

> Social Network <
Get connected with our online resources for your Fellowship Cohort.
Join a cohort of like minded humans, share success stories, and combine resources and tactics for your projects!
Get access to exclusive Town events, roundtables, open dress rehearsals, festivals, conversations, and screenings.
You're always invited!

> Town Stages Community and Team <
Gain access to a positive sounding board.
FREE consulting meetings with the Town Stages Team to further your project and goals.
Your first drink at the Bar (Wine/Beer only) is always on us.
Be a part of the family!


To apply, please submit the google form and email us any supplemental materials relevant to your application.

Although applications for Creative Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis, a new class of Fellows is announced for each new calendar year. To be eligible for our 2019 Creative Fellowship, please apply by October 15th, 2018.

The full length of your Fellowship, along with your total number of allocated space hours, will be determined by our selection team.

To download a PDF version of the application to draft your answers offline, click here.

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