• Rent the Meyerhoff

    The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is proud to serve as the home of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Maestra Marin Alsop.  With a seated capacity of 2,443, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is ideally suited for a variety of events.  In our more than 30 year history, we have hosted a variety of diverse events including symphonic music, contemporary artists, jazz and gospel performances to family and community events, comedy shows and rock concerts.

    In addition to our state-of-the-art auditorium, our expanded lobby space and adjacent rooms are ideal for receptions, galas and banquets, private parties, weddings and other large-scale events. We also provide pre-tour rehearsal space for musical artists and other productions.

    Our experienced event management team can assist in all aspects of planning your next event.  For information about renting the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for an event, please contact:

    Rick Gerhardt
    Director of Facility Sales
    RGerhardt@BSOmusic.org | 410.783.8126

  • Rate Card

    Below are basic rental rates for the use of the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and additional spaces available throughout the venue. 

    We understand that no single event is the same, and we will work closely with you to build a rate package specific to your needs. Final rates will be determined upon advancing the details of your event.

    Download the PDF version of this Rate Card here.


    The rental fee for use of the auditorium INCLUDES the following services:

    Basic Rental Fee, Box Office Staffing, Building Engineer, Cleaning Costs, Front of House Staffing, Event Security, Local Telephone Service, Technical Manager, House Ticket Takers/Ushers, Utilities.

    Non-Ticketed Event (ex: Corporate Meeting, Receptions, etc.)


    Non-Profit Event (ex: Graduations, Charitable Organizations, etc.)


    • Additional Same Day Event


    Public Ticketed Event (ex: Concert, Comedy, Fundraiser, etc.)


    • Additional Same Day Event


    Items NOT included in the fixed rent and services include:

    Stagehand Labor (costs vary), Musicians, Long Distance Phone, In-House Sound, In-House Lighting, Spotlight Usage, Additional Equipment Rentals, Additional Security Needs, Ticketing Fees, Catering Services, Event Insurance, MD State Admissions Tax (if applicable).

    Ticketing Expenses

    The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall has an exclusive agreement with Ticketmaster (TM) to provide ticketing services for all events at the venue. The facility representative and our box office staff will work closely to get your event built and on-sale.

    Below are the fees charged to a presenter for a ticketed event:

    Ticket Printing 
    Box Office (30 Days) -Charge & Cash Sales
    Printing/Collating/Mailing Series Tickets
    Tickets sold via Outlets, Phone or Internet
    Tickets sold via Venue Box Office
    Meyerhoff Restoration Fee

    $265.00 per set
    $450.00 per set
    4.00% of gross sales
    5.00% of credit cards
    $3.00 per paid ticket

    For clients that choose to sell their own tickets for events the following fees will be charged:

    Ticket printing fee
    Meyerhoff Restoration Fee

    $0.25 per ticket pulled
    $3.00 per ticket pulled

    House Equipment/Miscellaneous Expenses

    House Equipment

    Grand Piano (includes one tuning)
    Additional Tuning (if requested)
    In-House Lighting System
    In-House Sound System
    Lectern/Podium with Microphone
    Choral Risers (does not include labor)

    $180.00 each


    Folding Chairs
    Tall Round Tables
    Short/Bistro Round Tables
    Rectangular 8' Folding Tables
    Linens (Black & Burgundy)

    $2.00 each
    $8.00 each
    $8.00 each
    $8.00 each
    $60.00 each

    Recording Rates

    Note: When recording is involved union labor rates are increased. For more information, please contact the Manager of Facility Sales.

    Television & Film
    Radio Broadcast
    Recording (Commercial Usage)
    Recording (Non-Commercial Usage)
    Professional Tape Recorder


    Miscellaneous Expenses

    Long Distance Phone Charge
    Additional Security Guard
    Event Insurance
    MD State Tax (if applicable)
    Use of Internal Subscriber Database
    Outside Catering Fee (Additional Cleaning)
    Video Projection System

    Call for details
    $22.00 per hour
    $0.52 per person
    10.00% of gross sales
    $750.00 (1 time usage)
    Call for details

    Stagehand Labor

    All stagehand calls are for a minimum of four hours for each call, with a minimum of four people. To obtain an estimate for labor associated with your event, please coordinate all production elements with the Meyerhoff Manager of Facility Sales and the venues Shop Steward.

    Additional Spaces

    In addition to auditorium, there are several other spaces available for rent at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

    They include the following:

    Recital Hall

    Four-Hour Rental (Includes: Two Venue Ushers & One Security Guard)



    Lobby (with auditorium rental only)

    200 to 1,000 patrons


    (Includes: Four Venue Ushers & One Security Guard)



    Green Room

    Four-Hour Rental


    (Includes: Two Venue Ushers & Security)



    Stage for Rehearsal or Reception

    Daytime (4 hours) Rental


    (Includes: Two Venue Ushers & One Security Guard)


    Evening (4 hours) Rental


    (Includes: Two Venue Ushers & One Security Guard)

  • Technical Info

    For technical information please contact:

    Rick Gerhardt
    Director of Facility Sales
    RGerhardt@BSOmusic.org | 410.783.8126 

  • Suggested Caterers

    Below you will find a list of suggested caterers. The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall does not have an exclusive caterer on-site. As long as our catering guidelines and insurance coverage policies are met, clients can feel free to work with whomever they are most comfortable with. If you need further suggestions or have any questions, please feel free to email our Director of Facility Sales, Rick Gerhardt, at RGerhardt@BSOmusic.org.

    Rouge 410-527-0007
    Chef's Expressions 410-561-2433
    Biddle Street Catering 410-727-7777
    Classic Catering 410-356-1666
    Innovative Gourmet 410-363-1317
    JD Wards Catering 443-277-5456 
    Santoni's Catering 410-833-6610
    Sasha's Catering 410-539-6103
    Spectrum Catering 410-625-7850
    Food Market Catering 410-456-9904
  • Meyerhoff Hall of Fame

    Beyond our core product, the Meyerhoff has hosted a long list of the world's top performers. Below is just a sampling of these artists.


    Jon Stewart
    Louis CK
    Jerry Seinfeld
    George Carlin
    Lewis Black
    Bill Cosby
    Amy Schumer
    Brian Regan
    Kevin Hart
    Ron White
    Rodney Carrington
    Mike Birbiglia
    Cheech & Chong
    Katt Williams
    Kathy Griffin
    Lisa Lampanelli
    Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
    Mike Epps
    Joel McHale
    Aziz Ansari


    Ringo Starr
    Aretha Franklin
    Ray Lamontagne
    Tony Bennett
    Van Morrison
    Harry Connick Jr.
    Allison Krauss & Union Station
    Trey Anastasio (Phish)
    Indigo Girls
    Lionel Ritchie
    Grateful Dead Symphony
    Diana Krall
    Johnny Mathis
    Salute to Vienna
    Sara Evans
    John Prine
    Ravi Shanker
    David Bryne
    Liza Minnelli
    Ani DiFranco
    The Swell Season
    Angie Stone & Mint Condition
    The Temptations & Four Tops
    Steve Winwood
    Emmylou Harris & Patti Griffin
    Wynton Marsalis
    Straight No Chaser
    Third Day
    Anthony Hamiliton
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Emeli Sande


    David Sedaris
    Bill Clinton
    James Lovell
    Amy Tan
    Colin Powell
    Michael Medved
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    Laura Bush
    Robert Ballard
    Dr. Ben Carson
    Cokie Roberts
    Madeline Albright
    Mia Farrow
    Salman Rushdie
    Frank McCourt
    Steve Forbes
    Bob Woodward
    David Brooks
    Jane Goodall
    Toni Morrison
    Karl Rove
    Howard Dean
    Stanley McCrystal