Rental Information

The following Berklee College of Music facilities are available for rental. Additional break-out rooms may be available depending on the time of day or year.

First-time renters are required to submit a hall rental application in order to be eligible to hold or confirm dates.

For more information on any of these venues, including rental rates and availability, contact the director of Concert Operations at 617 747-2474 or

The Berklee Performance Center

Fixed seating capacity: 1,215

Convenient location. Superior acoustics. Professional and experienced event and production staff. These are just a few of the many features that make the 1,215-seat performance center the perfect venue for a concert, lecture, or comedy show. By holding your event at the Berklee Performance Center, you take advantage of not only our outstanding facility, sound equipment, and lighting system, but also the rich history of this singular New England locale.

The Berklee Performance center is equipped with a number of facility extras, such as one 12,000 Lumen Barco video projector, a 22' x 16' screen, and a seven-foot Yamaha piano (including professional piano services). Performers have access to one main greenroom and two personal-sized dressing rooms. Additional rooms may be available upon request.

All of your production needs can be met by the Berklee Performance Center's professional production staff. The center offers a full complement of technical and house management support that includes stage and lighting crews, box office staff, security guards, and ushers.

See Berklee Performance Center's technical package.

William Davis Room

Room capacity: up to 50

Accessible from the lobby of the Berklee Performance Center, the William Davis Room is available for small receptions and meetings. Its location provides restricted access for optimum privacy.

Features include:

  • flexible set-up capabilities (boardroom, classroom, reception)
  • bar and buffet facilities (catering can be arranged upon request)
  • private restroom facilities

The David Friend Recital Hall

Room capacity: up to 150

Located in Berklee College of Music's Genko Uchida Building at 921 Boylston Street, across the street from the Hynes Convention Center, the David Friend Recital Hall is a beautiful facility, perfect for a small concert, meeting, reception, or banquet.

The hall is circular and has a small balcony around the perimeter. There is a modular stage platform that can be sized three different ways to fit the needs of the event. Catering can be arranged upon request.

Other features include:

  • flexible set-up capabilities
  • state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment
  • seven-foot Steinway grand piano
  • projector and projection screen

David Friend Recital Hall technical package

Cafe 939

Room capacity: up to 200

Cafe 939 is Berklee's new, state-of-the-art, all-ages music venue and coffee house. Located at 939 Boylston Street, adjacent to the Cactus Club, Cafe 939 is an ideal location for a concert, private reception, or meeting. The 200-capacity venue--featuring high-end PA and lighting systems, video and DVD capabilities, and flexible seating--is equipped for a wide variety of events. Catering is available from the adjoining coffee house or through the college's catering department.

Features include:

  • Yamaha C5 Baby Grand Piano
  • projector and Projection Screen
  • connection to the BIRN, the college's internet radio station