When did The Kitchen begin?

The Kitchen was founded as an artist collective in 1971 by Woody and Steina Vasulka and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1973. Learn more about our institution’s history.

Where is The Kitchen located?

The Kitchen is temporarily located at Westbeth Artists Housing at 163B Bank Street, 4th Floor Loft, during the renovation of our 512 West 19th building to support future generations of the avant-garde. Learn more about the renovation project.

How do I get to this new satellite space?

Westbeth is an ~10- minute journey on foot and an ~5- minute car ride from both the 14th Street A/C/E/L subway station (the station has elevator access) and the 14th Street 1/2/3 subway station. It is an ~5- minute journey on foot from the M20 bus stop of 8 Av/Bleecker Street and an ~10- minute walk from the Christopher Street PATH train station.

We appreciate that for some visitors the necessity of traveling on the public transit system can present a barrier to participation across many cultural spaces. If you are interested in attending a program in person but require further guidance on how to get here, please reach out to accessfeedback@thekitchen.org.

What are the hours of The Kitchen while located at Westbeth?

Our open hours change because they are determined based on our current programming. Head to On View to explore what’s going on at The Kitchen this week!

Q: Do I have to pay to visit? A: Exhibitions are free for all, and many of our programs are free with RSVP or sliding scale. All members receive a select number of free tickets a year, and discounts on tickets year round. Explore our current tickets

The event I want to attend is sold out! Is there any way I can still get in?

We do an in-person waitlist 30 minutes before each show. Come by then and we will do our best to get you in!

Is The Kitchen’s space at Westbeth ADA?

Access to The Kitchen’s 4th Floor Loft is available via the Westbeth Bank Street Courtyard. There are stairs and ramp access to a door marked with The Kitchen’s name, behind which there is an elevator. The elevator opens directly into the Loft. Our restrooms and dressing rooms are gender neutral. At present the ADA bathroom is under construction at the loft space. An ADA-compliant restroom is available off-site for select events. Please contact accessfeedback@thekitchen.org if you require additional support.

What are The Kitchen’s Safety Guidelines?

The Kitchen’s masking policy, in place to protect our artists, patrons, and staff, is based on our monitoring of the Covid Act Now tracker and metrics. When NYC metrics are High, masks are mandatory, when they shift to low, masks are strongly suggested. Masks are currently strongly encouraged. Free masks are always available to visitors at the office.

How can I find out about upcoming exhibitions and programs at The Kitchen?

Follow us on Instagram at @thekitchen_nyc or sign up for our newsletter. You can also head to our Digital Guide on Bloomberg Connects to read program notes, listen to artist interviews, and explore our current season.

Does The Kitchen allow photography?

You are welcome to take personal photographs during our program offerings unless specifically stated otherwise. For professional photography of our programs or exhibitions, please visit our Press Room and contact Blake Zidell, Press Consultant, at blake@blakezidell.com.

Can I rent The Kitchen for a private event, exhibition, or public performance?

The Kitchen is not accepting rental inquiries during the renovation period while we are located at Westbeth. The Kitchen will relaunch its rental program when we move back to the newly renovated building.