The Birds and Stone Studio

Birds and Stone Studio from north end
Birds and Stone Studio from north end

The Birds and Stone Studio is a small space located at our North Location in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 1703 1st Street NW.  Formerly operated by Downstage Theatre as a small performance venue, The Birds and Stone now operates as one of CYPT’s year-round studio spaces, and is available for rental on weekly, or monthly contracts.

To rent, please contact Jamie at cypt[at] with your activity details and preferred dates.

Rental Rates:

  • $400/week for performances
  • $250/week for rehearsals
  • Daily rates may be available, and discount rates may be available for daytime-only use.


  • Dressing Room
    Dressing Room

    Dressing Room A, equipped with microwave and bar fridge.

  • Comfortable seating for approximately 40 patrons.
  • A simple sound system and speakers, ideal for plugging in your computer, iPad, or CD player via headphone jack (cable included).  Also equipped for microphones, (not included).
  • Additional theatrical supplies may be available upon request.


Photo 2015-09-22, 12 22 31 PM
Dressing Room A
View from south end of studio
View from south end of studio
Sound mixer
Sound mixer


Please note that there might be flexibility with some dates, and space-sharing arrangements may be made for renters who only need evenings/days.