Booking and Rental


How do I get a gig at the Red Room at Cafe 939?

Keep in mind that we generally book shows at a minimum of three months in advance, so plan ahead and email early. Send a brief email to with the subject line as follows: name of act/requested dates. Include your social media or website links and anticipated draw. Please do not mail press kits or CDs. Electronic communication is the preferred method. We receive countless requests from all levels of artists. We try our very best to accommodate everyone, but we only have so many nights available. Please understand that we cannot always respond to every email. We respectfully request no more than two booking inquiries per band: one initial email and one follow-up email.

Can I stop by your office to see if you got my booking request?

No. Although your company may be delightful, we do not accept walk-in inquiries regarding booking requests. We are available by email only; no phone calls please.

What types of music do you book?

We are “genre-blind” and play host to a broad range of musical/artistic tastes. Keep in mind we are an all-ages venue with a 200-person standing room-only capacity. No alcohol is permitted. Please consider that so that there are no surprises.

Can I sell my merchandise during my show at the Red Room at Cafe 939?

Yes. Artists sell and keep 100 percent of their sales. The Red Room at Cafe 939 does not provide an in-house seller; if you need one, please request them during your advance and note that a fee will be required. Space is limited, so please bring only what you need.

Do you have backline equipment my band can use?

No. Bring your own equipment. However, space is limited, so please discuss all equipment needs with our production manager when you advance your show. Bands may need to share equipment when possible. An in-house piano is available upon request to the production manager.

I’ve booked a show at the Red Room at Cafe 939. Now what?

Read this important information for bands/artists.


The Red Room at Cafe 939, Berklee’s state-of-the-art, all-ages music venue, is located at 939 Boylston Street. The Red Room at Cafe 939 is an ideal location for a concert, private reception, party, special event, 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 cafe or through the college’s catering department.

For more information, including rental rates and availability, email First-time renters are required to submit a hall rental application in order to be eligible to hold or confirm dates. Complete the application form here.