Venue Rental

Selected images from the Lowe wedding provided by James Edward.

Rent a Piece of History

Whether planning a wedding reception, birthday party, corporate or charitable event, The Kessler Theater will impress your guests with its combination of historic significance and contemporary amenities.  Built as a pre-World War II, Art Deco movie house in the 1940’s, The Kessler has been transformed to provide a state of the art audio and visual experience while retaining an aura and spirit of the past. The venue can accommodate 125 to 500 guests, depending on the room layout.

The Kessler is unparalleled in creating an atmosphere that will provide an exciting and unique experience for your guest to remember. Our in-house talent buyer can assist you in your choice of entertainment if desired. We offer in-house catering from The Kessler Kitchen, but outside caterers are permitted for private events as well.

Venue Rental

The Kessler Theater is available for rentals seven days a week, schedule permitting.  You may check our show calendar first to determine if a specific date is available.

Rental rates vary based on day of the week, number of hours and type of event.  Walk-throughs are generally offered Monday-Friday during the day.

For additional questions including customized pricing information and to schedule a walk-through, email specialevents@thekessler.org. Please include the type of event, desired dates, and number of guests.

Private Suites

Want to bring a small group to a specific show?  Ideal for parties of eight to ten, the Autry and the SRV are the most exclusive performing arts suites in the city. On an elevated platform less than fifty feet from the stage, the sounds and sight lines are unsurpassed. The oversized furniture, original works of art and optional private bar service is equivalent to hosting a performance in your living room.  Note that our Suites are only available for use during a full rental or during a regular Kessler concert.

Reserved Gallery

“The Gallery” is the balcony of the Kessler that offers 25-125 guests a semi private party experience. The area surrounds the stage area from an elevated position offering unobstructed site lines from as close as 10 feet. The Gallery guest also has use of the adjacent X+ Gallery space. Featuring over-sized furniture, original works of art, a private bar area and a dedicated bartender, the X+ area is the perfect place to set up the buffet and entertain before, during and after the big event.  The Gallery space is not rented separately from the main facility for private parties – it is available for use during a full rental or for a semi-private gathering during a regular Kessler show.

Special Events Reviews

“Juggling multiple performers on multiple stages, Kessler’s production staff executed a flawless event for over 2500 attendees. It really helped to set our event apart and we got rave reviews on the venue. We highly recommend the Kessler to anyone considering an event large or small.” – Event Chairman, Rob S.

“The Kessler was the perfect facility for our ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fundraising event.  The Kessler is a first class facility and you have treated us to first class service during this entire process. I will tell everyone I know that the Kessler is a perfect facility for an event of any kind and that they won’t find better people to work with thank you!”  – Event Chair, Ron V.

“…after so many frustrating meetings with cookie-cutter wedding venues, we finally had the light bulb moment. The Kessler Theater was an easy choice for our celebration of love festival.” – Bride,  Renee S.