Available Venues for Rental
Whitaker Center offers 16 elegant and flexible spaces, accommodating events with 25 to 1500 guests.
Distinctive architecture, award-winning catering and a vibrant atmosphere make corporate meetings, receptions, performances, dinners and film screenings memorable and unique. Group discounts for shows, exhibits and films are available.
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Delivering the ultimate film experience on the area’s largest movie screen, with a variety of new films each year and a film library with more than a dozen features for private screenings, Harrisburg’s exclusive Select Medical IMAX Theater is a unique venue that is perfect for your special event. This six-story 200 seat theater features a digital projection system for DVD, VHS or PowerPoint, plus a powerful 12,000 watt surround sound system. Including adjacent reception space and the opportunity to book a private screening for your group, Select Medical IMAX Theater is ideal for almost any company event.
Capacity: 200 guests
Featuring three floors of imaginative, engaging exhibits, our Science Center is a fun, interactive and unique venue for your event. The newly opened Forces of Nature gallery features Pennsylvania’s only Science On a Sphere® display. This permanent exhibit gallery also includes a touchable tornado and a Hurricane Chamber. Various traveling exhibits are also featured throughout the year in the Science Center’s Gloria M. Olewine Gallery. After hours, the Science Center opens its doors for private receptions and gatherings.
Capacity: 800 for a reception; the individual halls/levels hold 200-350 guests.
Outstanding acoustics, beautiful décor, and over 600 comfortable seats – each with an unobstructed view never more than 65 feet from the stage – make Whitaker Center’s Performance Theater the perfect space for your event. The theater features a traditional proscenium stage with optional apron extension, and orchestra pit with mechanical lift and technical equipment, including facilities for video and film, as well as use of our Green Room and dressing rooms. With the Broadway-sized stage and fly space, and professional light and sound, the Performance Theater accommodates local Resident Companies, nationally touring productions and multi-media presentations, delivering an experience and atmosphere unlike any other theater.
Kunkel Gallery and Lobby
One of the most dramatic spaces in Harrisburg, Kunkel Gallery’s gorgeous 100 ft. ceilings, one-of-a-kind lighting and easy accessibility make this a premier event location. This attractive lobby area is located on the Arcade Level of Whitaker Center, and can be isolated from other activities or easily combined with adjacent spaces to accommodate large social events. This space is available for day and evening meetings, luncheons, receptions, or any special event.
Capacity/Style: 500/reception; 140/banquet
AMP Grand Lobby
This architecturally exciting space is located in the heart of Whitaker Center, in an open lobby location that can be combined with Sunoco Performance Theater as an area for a reception, dance or other social function. The beautiful terrazzo floor makes this an ideal area for dancing.
Capacity/Style: 375/reception; 120/banquet
This intimate black box theater offers privacy to you and your guests on Whitaker Center’s Lower Level. Stage Two is the perfect space for lectures, classes, sit-down receptions and dances.
Capacity/Style: 200/reception; 125/theater; 75/banquet