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Lobby Venue Rental Space

Our Lobby is as classic and beautiful as the historic theater.  The venue space provides two full bars. Most admired, is the gorgeous curved, double L staircase with 1920’s marble balustrade and stately chandelier.

The Lobby, and it’s upper level, connect to the Theater. The South Lobby area connects to the Annex venue.  The Lobby, Annex, and/or Theater can be rented separately or together.

This venue is suitable for a wide range of events, allowing creative placements of tables and chairs. Of special note is the picture taking environment created by the staircase; a bride favorite.

Friday thru Sunday bookings for the Lobby CANNOT be reserved earlier than 8 weeks before your event to avoid conflicts with Theater events.


The South Lobby area measures 31′ x 41′. See the floorplan for full measurements.  Floor Plan   Picture Gallery

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Lobby Set-up Options

 Lobby Capacity
Seated Dinner 130
Dinner w/ Dance Floor   80
Theater Style 100
Standing / Cocktail Party 250

The Lobby can be rented only when the theater is not in use.

Sound & Light packages, theater equipment, and additional rentals are available. See the Equipment Page for our available inventory.

Open Bar pricing can be found HERE

→ Our FAQ page offers answers to most questions ← 

Please check the CALENDAR before requesting a date. 

The calendar is subject to change. Please inquire by sending request form, emailing or calling.

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Please note that your booking won’t be guaranteed until a signed contract and deposit are received.
The Copernicus Center is supported by the Copernicus Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Revenue from venue rentals assists the work of the Foundation.

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