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EVENTS & RENTALS

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Host your next event @ The Max!


The elegant Max M. Fisher Music Center suits a variety of events and performances. With multiple beautiful facilities, there is always one available to fit your event, whether it's a conference call for 20, a wedding for 200 or a concert for 2000. For information on renting the facility for a catered event, a performance or use of The Max, please call 313.576.5050.

Information & Rates

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Preferred Caterers List


Available Facilities

Orchestra Hall (up to 2,000 guests)

Imagine your performance or presentation in the superb acoustics of Orchestra Hall! Built in 1919, the Orchestra Hall stage has been graced by the world's greatest musicians, performing for appreciative audiences. World-renowned for its acoustical qualities, Orchestra Hall combines an elegant ambiance with advanced audio-visual technology. The 2000-seat hall is equipped with an in-house camera system intended to provide video feeds to The Music Box, the Robert A. and Maggie Allesee Rehearsal Hall and other display locations for purposes of live and digitally recorded events. It is possible to record performances and presentations for archival purposes and master recording for off-line editing at other facilities.

Orchestra Hall is capable of providing multimedia presentations, lectures and screenings utilizing video tape, multimedia computers, slide projection and large screen projection with rigging and sight lines to accommodate front and rear projection with rental/portable equipment.

The Music Box (up to 500 guests)

This flexible and acoustically excellent, new hall seats up to 450 for performances on ramped seating or up to 320 at banquet tables. The Music Box can be used alone for a public performance or a private dinner, or combined with the adjacent Atrium and Allesee Hall for strolling receptions serving groups as large as 1,500. It also features a maple wood floor, ideal for dancing.

The Music Box offers all of the audio-visual advantages of Orchestra Hall with capabilities to record performances and presentations for archival and master recording for off-line editing at other facilities. Along with this audio-visual support, The Music Box can also meet your specific party needs with catering services and flexible seating. The Music Box is an ideal place for multimedia presentations, lectures and screenings utilizing video tape, multimedia computers and slide projection. Additionally, The Music Box can utilize large screen projection with rigging and sight lines to accommodate front projection with rental or portable equipment. The space is equipped with digital telephone circuits building access for use with video conference devices.

Robert A. and Maggie Allessee Rehearsal Hall (150 - 300 guests)

Sized for intimate dinners for up to 150, performances for up to 200, or receptions for up to 300, the Allesee Rehearsal Hall's warm maple floor and golden acoustic paneling makes it a wonderful place for people to gather.

The hall is fully wired and equipped for portable video equipment. Whether you are showing a video or videotaping an event, this cozy hall can support a rentable/portable audio-visual system.

Herman and Sharon Frankel Donor Lounge (50 - 100 guests)

The sumptuous Frankel Donor Lounge lounge features contemporary architectural elements such as wood floors with marble inlays, wood and designer glass wall paneling, marble tabletops and Italian leather chairs. In addition, the Frankels commissioned three renowned glass artists to create sculptures for the lounge: Ginny Ruffner and Martin Blank, both of Seattle, and Lucio Bubacco of Murano, Italy. All have had works on display at prestigious museums and galleries around the world.

On concert nights, the lounge is filled with the DSO's generous patrons and supporters, enjoying an elegant, private atmosphere located on the second floor of The Max Atrium Lobby. When the orchestra is not performing, the Donor Lounge is a perfect location for dinner for up to 50 or receptions for up to 100 guests.

Paradise Lounge (formerly the Greek Lounge; 75 - 150 guests)

Located in historic Orchestra Hall on the second level, the expanded Paradise Lounge features large windows overlooking Woodward Avenue and the corner of Parsons Street. This area celebrates the "Save Orchestra Hall" movement of the 1970s and 1980s, Detroit's most successful historic preservation crusade, and is adjacent to the office of Ossip Gabrilowitsch, the DSO's first Music Director in Orchestra Hall. Perfect for receptions of up to 150, or dinners on non-concert nights for up to 75.

Max M. Fisher Music Center Atrium Lobby

The soaring four-story Atrium Lobby features glass and mahogany finishes and the floor is stunning Silverwater limestone from Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario. The Atrium offers three floors of reception and strolling space and can seat 350 banquet style. The Woodward Windows, on the second and third levels, have floor to ceiling views of Woodward Avenue. Defined by a shimmering brass curtain which separates the Woodward Windows from the rest of the Atrium, this is an ideal location for receptions.