SubCulture is a new venue bringing eclectic yet accessible music and creative arts performances to the vibrant NoHo neighborhood. A home away from home for those who love art in all its many facets, the venue plays host to a dynamic range of performances, genre-defying music series, and stimulating cultural presentations. With its intimate and evocative space, SubCulture was designed to put the focus on performers and their craft, producing a unique connection between artist and audience.
Ultimately, SubCulture is a place like no other in the city — a subterranean music-and-arts oasis hidden beneath the streets of New York.
We created SubCulture with the idea of sharing our love of the arts with as many people as possible in an environment that makes our guests feel like they’re amongst friends. Our goal is to provide a unique space to watch performances of all kinds that are not defined by narrow genres or rigid programming ideology.
SubCulture is a venue where art comes first — a place for people to revel in what they already love and where they can discover their next creative crush. We believe in community and connecting with our guests, and our ultimate aim is to engage our visitors both emotionally and intellectually through entertainment, provocation, and inspiration.
We’re always striving to build the best possible experience for each and every visitor, and your opinion is important to us. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The audio system is a digital-based D+B system with a Yamaha CL series console and remote stage boxes. In house provisions for six (6) independent monitor mixes with a total of six (6) monitors.
- 120/208V 100A 3 phase audio disconnect
- 120/208V 200A 3 phase lighting disconnect
Front of House Console
- Yamaha CL1 console
- (1) Yamaha 3224D stage boxes for a total of 32 inputs from stage
- (4) D+B 12s speakers
- (2) D+B B2-SUB subwoofers
- (2) D+B 8s front fills
- (3) D+B D12 amplifiers for front of house
- (6) D+B MAX monitors (12” low profile)
- (3) D+B D6 amplifiers
- There is no monitor console in house. Provisions for six (6) mixes from FOH.
Microphones and Stands
- (4) Shure Beta 87A
- (6) Shure SM57
- (6) Shure SM-58
- (4) Shure Beta 56
- (4) Shure Beta 98 H/C
- (2) Neumann TLM-103
- (4) Neumann MK-184
- (4) Sennheiser E-609
- (1) AKG D112
- (8) Countryman Type 85 Direct Boxes
- (4) Whirlwind Passive Direct Boxes
- (10) K+M 252 Tall Boom Stands
- (12) K+M 259 Short Boom Stands
- (6) K+M 26125 Straight Stands (Black)
- (2) Channel Shure UR series with SM58 handheld and Countryman B6 lav capsules
- Tascam Professional CD Player
- Steinway & Sons Grand Piano (model rotating)
- Yamaha Absolute Maple Custom
- 16×20″ Kick Drum
- 8×10″ Rack Tom
- 8×12″ Rack Tom
- 13×14″ Floor Tom
- Snare Stand (SS740A)
- (3) Boom Cymbal Stand (CS755A)
- Hi-Hat Stand (CS650A)
- Bass Drum Pedal (FP8500B)
- Throne (Gibraltar 7708)
Please notify the production crew in advance if you intend to use the in-house drum kit. Artists must supply their own snare drum, cymbals and hardware.
- ETC Ion 1000 w/ dual Elo touch-screens
- (1) 2×20 Universal Fader Wing
- (1) 2×10 Universal Fader Wing
Dimming and Distribution
- ETC SR Dimmers (60 available for stage)
- (4) Chroma-Q Color Force 72
- (24) Chroma-Q Color Force 12
- (9) ETC Source Four 50º
- 2 Channel Clearcom System
- VIDEO: BNC x 1
- RGB (YPbPr) 1: BNC x 3 & BNC x 2 for HD SYNC, VD
- 50’ RCA x 3 Cable (with BNC adaptors)
- RGB (YPbPr) 2: DSUB 15-pin female (VGA) x 1
- 75’ SVGA Cable
- S-VIDEO: MIN 4-pin DIN x 1
- DVI-D Video: 24-pin DVI connector x 1
End Stage Configuration
- 25’ wide x 10’ deep performance area with a 16’ x 5’ extension
- 8.5’ general ceiling height
- 20” stage face versus the recessed floor area
Is there a minimum age-limit for the shows?
Unless otherwise noted for a specific event, all SubCulture shows are all-ages; children under 8 years of age are not allowed in the venue. We reserve the right to check ID’s at the door.
Does the venue have assigned seating?
Unless otherwise noted for a specific event, seating is general admission and first-come/first-served.
Do you have a late-arrival policy?
We ask that guests do their best to arrive before shows begin. As our venue closely resembles an intimate theater space, any interruptions can aversely affect both the performers and fellow attendees. Should guests arrive late for a performance, they will be held outside of the venue until the applause between selections in order to minimize disruptions.
Do you serve food? How about alcohol?
We have a few theater-type snacks, but not a full menu. Our bar has a nice selection of craft beers and wines, but we currently do not sell hard alcohol. No outside food or drinks are allowed in the venue.
Is there a drink minimum?
No. SubCulture is a performing arts venue, not a club. There is no drink minimum.
Do you have a photography policy?
Flash photos, video, and audio recording are all prohibited. Many of our shows are quiet and intimate, therefore we ask our guests to use good judgment regarding when it’s appropriate to take a picture during a performance. We reserve the right to prohibit photography of any kind.
Is there a venue parking lot?
We do not have a parking lot. There is a parking lot at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in addition to limited street parking in the neighborhood.