St. Ann’s Warehouse fills a vital niche in New York City’s cultural landscape as an artistic home and d­­estination for the American avant-garde, international companies of distinction, and talented, emerging artists ready to work on a grand scale. St. Ann’s signature flexible, open space allows artists to stretch, both literally and imaginatively, enabling them to approach work with unfettered creativity, knowing that the theater can be adapted in multiple configurations to suit their needs.

Developing the Tobacco Warehouse as St. Ann’s first permanent home has added countless opportunities for year-round programming to complement the recreational aspects of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Preserving the original brick walls and the scenic archways provides multiple points of access for community members from across the street and visitors from around the world to come together to explore new possibilities for expression and to enrich local life for decades to come.

The 25,000 square foot iconic, pre-Civil War structure includes:

  • A large, versatile theater space, with capacity for 300–700 people, to accommodate St. Ann’s core theater and music programming, large-scale festivals, and special community milestone events. A clerestory ribbon of clear glass bricks bridges the original brick walls and the roof of the new theater.


  • A multi-use Studio, dedicated to local artists and community groups, is especially suited to intimate, smaller scale programs and events.


  • The Max Family Garden, an open-air triangle garden forged within the existing brick walls, open to the public during Brooklyn Bridge Park hours and designed by Brooklyn Bridge Park landscape architects, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.

None of this would be possible without the support, dedication and guidance of the St. Ann’s Warehouse Board of Directors, led by Chairman Joseph S. Steinberg; friends and donors; community leaders; and our City, State, and Federal officials. We are extremely grateful to those who supported the capital project. Click here to view our list of generous supporters.

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