Chelsea Factory

Historic Building
New York, NY

A reimagined performance and incubation space in the heart of Manhattan dedicated to the artists of New York City.

Number of spaces

1 event space


Max Seated: 183
Max Standing: 600

Food & Beverage

All catering welcome
All beverage vendors welcome



Chelsea Factory occupies a 14,000 square feet industrial landmarked building in Chelsea, and for the first time since its construction in 1914, the space will be turned over to the artists of New York. Formerly known as Caldwell Factory, the space once housed the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Company, as well as Annie Leibovitz’s photography studio. The venue spans 8,675 square feet of flexible event space housing two new, modular, fully flexible performance, rehearsal, exhibition and meeting spaces with total seating capacity of over 350. The venue can be rented in its entirety or divided into (2) separate rooms with private lobbies. The addition of a removable air wall has made the space a customizable dream. The East Side includes an optional 160-seat black box theater, perfect for performing arts events. Chelsea Factory is the perfect space for countless events including auto launches, fashion shows, conferences, experiential pop-ups, and more! The dynamic capabilities and flexible nature of the space make it perfect for a wide variety of event opportunities. The Kagency has been enlisted to facilitate all private rentals of the space, with all rental income being directed toward subsidizing artists' use of the space.




Max Seated: 183 Max Standing: 600

Food & Beverage

All catering welcome
All beverage vendors welcome

We do not have in-house catering. The Caldwell Factory™ does not carry a liquor license. If you will be serving alcohol of any type during your event please ensure that you or your caterer has a temporary liquor license with New York State.

Health & Safety

Staff is vaccinated against COVID-19


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