If you’re producing a coming-of-age high-school comedy, or simply photographing an educational product, one type of filming location you can't do without is a classroom. There’s something about a classroom that adds the motifs for education and learning. And when used properly, classrooms helps add authenticity and realism to the footage. So without further ado, curated from our list of classrooms you can rent for film and photo projects in NYC, the top 7 classroom spaces for you to rent for your project, all of which you can rent right here on Giggster. Happy filming!

1) School Classrooms near Rockaway Park

School Classrooms near Rockaway Park New York Rental

An old-school building, this property listing has a total of 5 classrooms: three colorful nursery classrooms and two upper school classrooms. A classic american school vibe echoes through the space and the nursery rooms have been recently updated, making them look incredibly fresh and camera ready. A great space with enough floor room to move the camera around and setup basic tracks, the painted walls, carpeted floors and school furniture really help add to the on-camera aesthetic.

2) 6 Storey, Vacant Private School in Brooklyn

6 Story Vacant Private School in Brooklyn New York Rental

Unlike most classrooms you can rent for film in NYC, this listing is an entire vacant private school. Huge, well lit and multi-floored, there’s plenty of different classrooms with big windows that let in plenty of light. Chalkboards, individual desks and dual tone walls really add to the feel of the school. With plenty of space to accommodate a large crew, there’s more than enough area to capture all sorts of frames.

3) Historic Brooklyn Creative Space

Historic Brooklyn Creative Space New York Rental

A creative space which can be reworked as a workshop classroom, this creative space is ideal for gallery programs and art demonstrations. The rich wooden floor and Bohemian aesthetic are well suited for the camera and makes the footage look prettier. The white walls are decorated with stunning artworks, which adds to the charm.

4) Modern Preschool in Tribeca

Modern Preschool in Tribeca  New York Rental

An 8,500 sq ft preschool with nine classrooms, this listing is a converted bank space with thirty-foot ceilings, multiple gym play spaces and a resource centre. Not your typical preschool with chart for walls and steel chairs, this modern space blends a bit of home like atmosphere with art and artifacts from around the world which truly reflect the spirit of modern learning.

5) Charming Event Space in Greenpoint

Charming Event Space in Greenpoint New York Rental

A charming, single-room event space that doubles as a classroom, this 1,200 sq. ft. property with white walls and hardwood floors, has a semi-industrial feel perfect for a teaching and learning experience. Simple yet perfect for a classroom setup, this venue is perfect for a high-end workshop style class. If you're hosting regular classes for adults, and need to take a few pictures, then this listing and its camera appeal is one to consider seriously.

6) Rustic Summer Camp on a Lake in Litchfield

Rustic Summer Camp on a Lake in Litchfield New York Rental

An enchanting summer camp located on the hillside of a beautiful lake in Litchfield, this magical setting has around 18 private cabins. There are loads of spaces for activities such as climbing towers, arts and crafts, water sports, fencing, dance, and a whole lot more. The venue has tons of character, and it offers multiple rooms each of which can be decorated and styled as a classroom. Perfect for a nature friendly, camp classroom style, this location has a stunning on-camera presence you'd love to experience.

7) College Classrooms and Campus near Flatbush


College classrooms have their own vibe. A refined one with not too many charts on the wall. The lecturer get their own mic stand and presentation area. And the classrooms are meant to accommodate more than 30 people. This listing is exactly as so! Perfect for any shoot that might have a college setup, this property listing has the ideal college classrooms and campuses you’re looking for. The white walls and windows really help balance the light making your frames look perfectly exposed. All in all, one of the best classrooms you can rent for your photo or video needs in New York.

That’s our pick for the best classroom spaces you can rent for film and photo in New York. Between them they cover a wide array of looks and aesthetics you can go for depending on the specific nature of the shoot. If you’re looking for a style not present in the list, please go through our exhausting list of all classrooms available to rent for film and photo in New York. That's it for this list folks. Best of luck on your film and photo projects!

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