The Loft began in 1968 as a children’s Film and Theatre Center. It was started by two Sarah Lawrence College students and two Bronxville moms. Studio B was once our theatre, which included a stage and seating for 67 audience members. At it's peak The Loft offered numerous theatrical performances, concerts and film showings all year.
The A room was originally a film room where we taught kids film-making on the world’s first sync-sound, super-8 equipment, a format which became obsolete when video hit the scene.
To the North end of the Loft, we had a large darkroom, offices, a costume room, and a green room full of plants, fish, turtles, frogs and even a caiman (a type of alligator).
As the Loft evolved and a music program developed, so did the studio. The Film room became a rehearsal room, which included a Teac 4-track tape machine. We started producing soundtracks for Loft films and shows, eventually evolving from four, to eight, to sixteen, and then to twenty-four tracks. The studio was born . . .
We believe that the wonderful, creative energy and spirit shared by the children, the staff, and the audiences of the original Loft left an imprint. It’s a kind of energy memory . . . a vibe. It is part of what gives the Loft its good, warm feeling. The music we make every day adds to this atmosphere.
We hope that your experience here will be positive, fun, and exciting, and that the work we all do here will add to and increase the Loft’s comfortable ambiance.