Non-profit HOFOPRO turns downtime into opportunity for artists by making grants to use Theatre 80.  Grants cover all or part of theater rental, including basic lighting package, some tech and rehearsal time, ticketing, performance time, and a house manager, usher, and box office attendant.

The grantee sets the ticket price.  Some may choose lower prices for audience affordability; others, may use their grant for fundraising. HOFOPRO grantees take advantage of Theatre 80’s unique space: both stage and seating are unusually wide, which allow for great sight lines and larger casts. The spacious lobby features photos and posters documenting its founders’ past.

HOFOPRO is reaching out to individuals and companies that would otherwise have difficulty being seen, including those from outside Manhattan that seek a wider audience. Applications are now being accepted.