Whitaker Center
Central PA’s Nonprofit Center for the Arts

Facility Rental

Looking for a distinctive space to hold your event?

Whitaker Center provides a vibrant backdrop for corporate meetings, receptions, dinners, private film screenings and more.

 Please fill out our rental inquiry form, email here or call 717-724-3863 regarding rental opportunities for private events at Whitaker Center.

 Sunoco Performance Theater

Outstanding acoustics, beautiful décor, and more than 600 comfortable seats – each with an unobstructed view never more than 65 feet from the stage – make Whitaker Center’s Sunoco 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. Capacity: 700


$3,000 per day for base meeting package

$4,250 per day  for base performance package

$6,000 for dance package

Call for details of what is included in each package.

Production Regulations and Technical Specs
Whitaker Center provides a professional technical staff that will help you make all arrangements concerning load-in, load-out, lighting/sound requirements and stage set-up. It is imperative that we know your technical needs in order to provide the proper personnel and equipment for your event. Please contact the Production Manager to review the technical rider for your event or discuss other technical requirements at least one month in advance of your event.

Check out our Tech Packet and Line Set Schedule for technical information.

Contact our Director of Production with specific technical questions.
phone: 717-724-3849

Select Medical Digital Cinema

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 Digital Cinema is a unique venue that is perfect for your special event. This six-story 200 seat theater features 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 Digital Cinema is ideal for almost any company event.

Home stadium for Harrisburg University's Varsity esports Team - The HU Storm - Select Medical Digital Cinema is an impressive venue for egaming. Our projector is compatible with most gaming systems and can project feeds as well as video content for esports events.

Capacity: 200 guests

Digital Cinema Exclusives and Meetings on the Big Screen
Call for pricing/availability

Includes use of cinema lobby. Concessions stand can be staffed at the request of the client. The digital cinema is generally unavailable for daytime rentals/meetings from early March through mid-June due to heavy school field trip traffic, however schedules can be accommodated with advanced notice.

Cinema seats up to 200 people. Rental period will vary depending on the type of event (meeting vs. movie screening). Digital projector can accommodate live streams, PowerPoint presentations and gaming consoles. Laptop computers and other equipment that can be plugged in to the digital projector should be cleared by Whitaker Center at the time of booking.

Catering services available at an additional cost.

 UPMC Science Center

Featuring imaginative, engaging STEM-based exhibits, UPMC Science Center is a fun, interactive and unique venue for your event. Various traveling exhibits are also featured throughout the year in UPMC Science Center’s Gloria M. Olewine Gallery. After hours, UPMC Science Center opens its doors for private receptions and gatherings. Capacity: 800 for a reception; the individual halls/levels hold 200-350 guests.

UPMC Science Center After-Hours Rentals
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Includes a 4-hour rental. Catering services available at an additional cost. 

Kunkel Gallery

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.     

Kunkel Gallery

Capacity: 225 for receptions; 140 for banquet—depending on number of tables used in set up.

Catering services available at an additional cost. Call for pricing/availability.

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.

AMP Lobby

Capacity: 214 for receptions; 120 for banquets—varies depending on number of tables used in set up.

Call for pricing/availability.

Catering services available at an additional cost

PNC Innovation Zone & Purposeful Gaming Studio

PNC Innovation Zone at Whitaker Center encompasses the new Purposeful Gaming Studio and Select Medical Digital Cinema in a state-of-the-art space that engages Central PA youth in the topics of science, technology, engineering and math. This is accomplished through purposeful gaming and innovative programming.

 In addition to educational programming, PNC Innovation Zone and Purposeful Gaming Studio provide families, friends, businesses and organizations transformative spaces to create, meet and connect.

Capacity varies based on needs.

Call for pricing/availability.

Catering services available at an additional cost

Please email here or call 717-724-3863 regarding rental opportunities for private events at Whitaker Center.


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