Thank you for your interest and consideration in renting the magnificent Walt Whitman facility for your next event. Please read the information below and then CLICK HERE to email our General Manager, Richard Grossberg, to discuss your needs in detail and to reserve your date.
Following is some general information about our rental services.
Our rental rates are contingent upon the type of show or meeting that is contemplated, but whatever the event, large or small, our full staff of highly skilled professionals will help you bring your performance from the drawing board to full realization and at extremely competitive prices. The Center has been praised by many producers (most of whom return year after year) as one of the friendliest, most helpful of any venue in which to produce a show.
Brooklyn Center is proud of its long tradition of involvement with the Brooklyn Community by way of offering the magnificent Walt Whitman Theatre for rental at very attractive rates, making it the ideal gathering and performance space for community, civic and cultural groups, as well as those desiring the full scope of a professional production crew and a fully-equipped theatrical venue.
Over the years the Center has been a home to a variety of community events from neighborhood dance school recitals to the NYC Police Academy ceremonies to Church Gospel Choral performances, as well as the many local producers who wish to bring performers of the highest caliber to Brooklynites. Almost anything that can be presented to an audience can be mounted on our stage. In fact, among one of the most joyous events held on the Whitman Stage was a full wedding ceremony and reception.
Every June, Brooklyn Center launches the Graduation Project. It has been a tradition here for decades. A majority of our Brooklyn high schools and colleges, Fire and Police Department Academies take advantage of the large seating capacity of the Whitman Theatre for their commencement exercises. Literally hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites are indelibly linked to the Center because one of the most important milestones in their lives, their graduation, took place in our great hall.
From its inception, Brooklyn Centers long-standing mission has always been to support local community groups and organizations, helping them to mount their own performances and events in our facilities. Our staff is there helping to make these events rewarding and entertaining experiences for both the producers and audiences alike.