Space Rental

Address: 1316 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147

CHI Movement Arts Center (CHI MAC), is the home of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and offers a friendly, attractive, economical and professional space in South Philadelphia. Fully-sprung dance floor with grey or black marley and professional lights... fully air-conditioned, and even with 55 folding chairs for audience members you still have a 25 x 30 (750 square feet) performance area! We have special rates for multiple and weekly rentals and are happy to work with you to make your event a success.

Rent the Space:

Fill out the rental request form below, or e-mail

The rentals manager will provide a response within 24-48 hours.

Space Usage:

  • Permitted Usage - Rehearsals, Performances, Class/Instruction, Auditions, Showings/Showcases, Photo/film/video shoots, Recording, Literary readings, Meetings/workshops, Special events/parties
  • Disciplines - Dance, Music, Theatre
  • Other Allowed Activities - Live percussion, Amplified music

Booking Policies

  • Most rentals are hourly - check our class/rental calendar to see when the space is not in use. Availability differs daily

  • Light snacks are permitted in the lobby area, but food can not be served or eaten in the studio

  • Cancellation Policy - Depends on the nature and duration of the space reservation and use. We are nice people who won't gouge you; mutual respect is our motto. The cancellation requirements will be made clear to you at the time the rental arrangement is confirmed.

  • Booking Requirements - Depends on the nature and duration of the space reservation. Security Deposit may be required before rental use

  • Personnel Available at Time of Rental - Staff member will open and close the space, rates include some or all equipment

  • Personnel Available at Time of Performance - Renter must provide for additional performance personnel, KYL/D has suggested technicians of the space we can refer you to

  • Payment Types - Cash, Check, or Credit Card


  • Space Dimensions - 32 ft × 48 ft (1536 sqft) with 14 ft ceiling

  • Space Features - Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, 3 Ballet Barres, Mirrors, Backstage space

  • Flooring - Sprung wood, Black or Grey Marley laid

  • Stage Configuration - Black box

  • Stage Dimensions - 30 ft x 25 ft

  • Seating Capacity - 55

  • Seating Arrangement - Flexible seating, there are risers that can be used to provide stadium seating and we have 55 folding chairs plus floor cushions

  • Riser Dimensions- Two medium risers that are 8' long, 4'1" wide, and 1'4" tall, two small risers that are 6'8" long, 3'1" wide, and 9" tall, and two small risers that are 6'8" long, 3'1" wide, and 6" tall.

  • Parking - Please look at directions info at bottom of page

  • Accessibility - ADA-compliant

  • Audience Services - Restrooms, Lobby


  • Lighting - Fluorescent and Incandescent lighting permanently installed, Light board, Lighting instruments including two light trees, and 4 floor lights

  • Furniture - 55 folding chairs, 3 tables

    • Table 1 Dimensions: 8' long by 2 1/2' wide

    • Table 2 Dimensions: 6' long by 2 1/2' wide

    • Table 3 Dimensions: 4' long by 2 1/2 feet wide

  • Artist Amenities - Dressing rooms, Private restroom, WiFi

  • Instruments And Accessories - Rehearsal piano

  • Audio And Visual Equipment - Sound system, MP3/auxiliary input, Projection screen, Digital projector, DVD player

  • Curtain available to cover the wall with mirrors



Our rates vary depending on the use and on whether you are an artist or non-profit organization.  Generally rates range from $15 to $25 per hour, and we have flexible and economical rates for full-day uses, extended rentals, and performances.  Let us know your needs and we will do our best to work with you!


Rental Request Form

The rentals manager will provide a response within 24-48 hours

Name *



CHI Movement Arts Center is located between Wharton and Reed on 9th St., one block south of the famous Pat's and Geno's Cheesesteaks. The front of the building is a mosaic (look at the photo gallery above for reference)

Public Transit from Center City: Take the Broad Street Line South to the Ellsworth/Federal stop. Walk five blocks east to 9th St. and 3-4 blocks south to the CHI Movement Arts Center. 

Driving from Center City: Take Broad St. south to Dickinson. Make a left on Dickinson. Take Dickinson to 9th St. Make a left on 9th St. and CHI Movement Arts Center is on the left side of the street, immediately north of Reed.

Parking: There is on street parking on 9th St. and several commercial lots on Passyunk Ave. Most streets on the block are residential parking with no time limit; however, some areas are 2 hour parking only. If you have questions on where to park, please contact us: 267-687-3739