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.


Announcing Sokoloff Arts Fellowship 2017-2018

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Sokoloff Arts has been dedicated to telling your story and sharing your passion since our days at Loft227. 

In collaboration with TOWN STAGES’ beautiful new arts and events complex in Manhattan, Sokoloff Arts is excited to offer YOU a consolidated home for the life cycle of your project, a platform for the next phase of development, and an ultimate pipeline to success.


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


*Access to our Shared Spaces*

Join us during the day for your meetings, team brainstorming sessions, or just a quiet place to write. Basically, mi casa, su casa.

*Rehearsal/ Shoot/ Production/ Incubator Space Subsidy*

Rehearse your opening number, host your think tank, or transform TOWN into the perfect spot for a day on set. Book partially subsidized private space (up to 50% off our normal rate) as long as it’s available, within a two week booking window. Do NOT fall asleep on this one though, it's first come, first served. 

*Performance/Screening/Event Space Subsidy*

Courtesy of Sokoloff Arts, book one of our spaces for your production, full show run, screening, pitch, or event at our subsidized Fellowship discount rate. Do all the things!!

*Be part of our Social Network*

Participate in social media shares and be featured in our e-blasts and on our website. Get access to exclusive TOWN events, roundtables, open dress rehearsals, festivals and screenings. You're always invited!

*Town Stages Community*

Join a creative cohort of like minded makers and thinkers, share energy and success stories, and combine resources and tactics for efficiency. Be apart of the family!


To apply, please submit the form below and email us any supplemental materials you believe to be relevant to your application.

Applications for Fellowships are accepted on a rolling basis. The 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 to draft your answers offline, click here

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Got a burning question? Contact our Deputy Director, Chie Morita.

phone: 212-634-7690 x702



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