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400 Craig Street
Schenectady, NY

Phone:(518) 935-4858 Ext 22

Office Hours:

Staff On-Site Office Hours
Sunday-Tuesday- Closed
Wednesday-Friday- 10AM-6PM
Saturday- 12PM-4PM
* Please check our calendar for any specific office closings or changes of hours. 

Key Card Access Hours: Everyday 10AM-8PM

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UPDATE AS OF 5/1/24: We are currently not accepting new event space rental requests.  We will be sure to remove this message when our calendar opens up again for bookings.  Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Albany Barn, Inc. (Electric City Barn) offers event and programming spaces for rental and use by the public. Electric City Barn is located at 400 Craig Street, Schenectady NY 12307 with parking available on the street with use of the parking lot across the street for events.

Albany Barn Inc prioritizes events with primary purposes in furthering the professional and artistic development of the creatives behind them, including artists, makers, entrepreneurs, and small business owners in the visual, performing, fine, literary, decorative, wearable, and aesthetic arts.  Examples of this include, but are not limited to, a theatrical performance held by a theater collective, a fashion show put on by a fashion designer, or a visual art pop-up exhibition curated by (an) individual artist(s).  Events that do not fall under this umbrella will be considered on a very limited basis and may be subject to additional review by ABI staff & Board of Directors.
Additionally, Albany Barn Inc. is a 501c3 organization that must follow specific parameters designated by the IRS in order to operate.  “Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.” Please review these parameters before submitting your Event Rental request. 

All event proposals require a minimum of 30 day advance notice in order to be considered and are not considered valid without express written approval of Albany Barn, Inc. staff or directors.

Thank you for understanding and please reach out to us should you have questions or concerns. 

ECB Program/Event Proposal

    Is your event or organization's interest aligned with our focus of community & arts? Electric City Barn is an innovative hub where emerging makers and community members collaborate on projects that bolster the creative economy and provide meaningful skill-building opportunities for local residents – a place where creativity works.
  • Title
  • (if multiple dates/sessions, please list all dates)
  • Please include event start and event end time.
  • This would be your setup start time.
  • This would be when your cleanup would be complete.
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  • Please check all that apply.
    If unsure, please make your best estimate.
  • *Please note that additional unanticipated attendees may result in additional charges to cover logistical cost such as event staffing.
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  • Please check all that apply.
  • If yes, indicate how many of each.
  • **Please note that serving alcohol will require a permit.
  • Please provide company, contact name, and phone.
  • Examples including, speakers, microphone, projector, screen, stage lights, etc...
  • Insurance will be required for live performance, live music, dancing, martial arts, or catered events, and/or additional event types per Albany Barn, Inc. staff discretion.
  • If yes, indicate how much you will charge and if you intend to offer sliding scale prices and/or scholarships. Outline below.
  • **Note: We recommend 1 staff person be present for every 50 event attendees.
    Please check all that apply.
  • Company/ Contact Name, Phone, Description of items, Schedules Date and Time
  • Please note all proposals are subject to approval by the Internal Affairs Committee of Albany Barn, Inc. No public notification of events or programs referencing “Electric City Barn”, “Albany Barn, Inc.”, “Albany Barn” or “The Barn” should be made without express written approval of Albany Barn, Inc. staff or directors. If you have any questions, please email (Electric City Barn Inquiries) or call 518-935-4858 x 22
  • ** In order to list an event on Albany Barn or Electric City Barn’s website, an appropriate event description and photo must accompany your proposal. Event(s) will not be listed, nor will event date be reserved until deposit and signed contract are received.
  • For example: photos, descriptions, logos etc.
    Max. file size: 1 MB.

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