Studio Rentals

Need rehearsal or audition space? How about a place to teach a class? An intimate space for an event? Rent space in our home.

Pig Iron Theatre Company and The Pig Iron School are housed in the historic Crane Old School and we offer two spaces for rental.


The Old School is on 2nd St. between Master and Jefferson, right down the street from base camp at Crane Arts. The building consists of 20 existing classrooms between 500 and 3,000+ sq. ft. with large windows bringing in lots of natural light. The school was built in 1891 for St. Michael’s parish whose first church was the focal point of the Know-Nothing Riots. The building backs up to the church’s cemetery with its beautiful sycamore trees creating an urban oasis. The school is a three story building with no elevator, but a very wide staircase. Ample off street parking for tenants and guests. 

Pig Iron Theatre Company's Studio B is excellent for small public performances and theatre/dance rehearsals, and suitable for a wide variety of other activities including photo shoots, special events, and fitness instruction. Studio B houses a lighting grid with a very basic lighting system. Studio A is a larger space, suitable for theatre/dance rehearsals, fitness instruction, parties, and events. There are no technical elements available in Studio A. 

The spaces are 3.5 blocks away from the Girard Station on the Market-Frankford Line, and are also immediately accessible via the Girard Avenue Trolley. Additionally, we are a ten-minute walk from the ACME supermarket on Girard and 2nd, as well as Johnny Brendas, Kung Fu Necktie, Paesano's, and the Schmidt's Commons.


Studio A (Ground floor)

  • 1596 sq. ft. (42’ x 38’) with 13.5’ ceilings
  • Track lighting
  • White walls
  • Wooden floor (not sprung)
  • Private kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge, dishwasher
  • Audience access through parking lot
  • No technical equipment available
  • Food and drink allowed to be served at an additional cost


Studio B (Ground floor)

  • 1280 sq. ft (40’ x 32’) with 13.5’ ceiling
  • Acoustic baffling
  • White Walls
  • Wood floor (not sprung)
  • Audience access through parking lot
  • Basic lighting and light board

Rental Rates

Classes and Auditions:
Public Workshops: 
Public Performances (available in Studio B only):
$125/performance (includes 4 hours in the space)
Photo, Film, & Video Shoots:
Under 10 persons present: $50/hr
Over 10 persons present: Please contact for a custom quote.
Events & Parties (available in Studio A only): 
Please contact for a custom quote.

Booking Info

To inquire about space availabilty and book a rental, please email and provide the following:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Phone and Email
  • Space Requested and Nature of Event
  • Date and Time of Event
  • Approximate number of people anticipated

If you have any other questions, you can download the "Rental FAQs" Documents.

If you are interested in studio space at either Crane Arts or Crane Old School, visit the Crane Arts site for details and an application.