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Venue Rental

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Welcome to GBH, the perfect venue for your next event!

Host your event in a working television studio! From custom lighting designs to audio and visuals that will surely wow your guests, GBH helps turn your vision into reality.

GBH is the destination for your next fundraiser, corporate event, private party or premiere screening with capacities of 30 to 300 people. Our team has seen and done it all, and we will be here for you every step of the way.

Want to know more? Email us at events@wgbh.org.

We are here to help you and your team create a flawless event, from start to finish. We are your problem solvers and confidantes throughout the entire event planning process. Looking for logistical advice or assistance picking up the confetti at the end of the night, we are here for you!

Plan your event with us today!


Theater/ Atrium Package:
Fee- $5,000
Labor Costs- $1,000- $3,000+

Calderwood Studios Package:
Fee- $10,500
Labor Costs- $5,000- $13,000+


Approved Caterers

View and download the full list of approved caterers here. For more information, please refer to FAQ and Guidelines above or submit a space rental inquiry form. Note: GBH does not have catering or kitchen services on site; you will have to work with a vendor from the approved vendor list.

Metcalf Lobby and Check-In
A chic, high-tech welcome. Modern, sleek, and streamlined, WGBH's 1,340-square-foot Metcalf Lobby creates just the right atmosphere for check-ins and welcomes. Glass and steel mesh with technology to evoke a cutting-edge tone. All WGBH rental spaces are fully accessible to people with disabilities. Catering and rentals are available from a select list of approved providers. A catering kitchen, staging areas, loading dock, and elegant restrooms are at your disposal.
Metcalf Lobby Monitors
Three side-by-side, high-definition monitors—customizable to your event—greet your guests in Metcalf Lobby. Each 40-inch, 1,280- x 720-pixel monitor can be programmed with video or still content that sets the stage for your memorable and distinctive gathering.
Yawkey Atrium
From Metcalf Lobby, your guests will enter WGBH's 3,560-square-foot atrium, accommodating up to 350 for cocktails or 200 for seated dining. Receptions, dinners, presentations, drinks... this flexible and stylish space offers dynamic architectural features: 24-foot ceilings, a second-story glass footbridge, the egg-shaped exterior of the adjacent Yawkey Theater, and textured metal walls alongside floor-to-ceiling windows. For the perfect finishing touch, our lighting pros can create just the right atmosphere. We can offer customized lighting patterns, corporate logos, and themed or seasonal graphics.
Atrium Projector and Calderwood Doors
Enhancing your event are the atrium's projector screen (16'w x 9'h) and digital projection unit, capable of displaying a variety of sources—including custom graphics—for your function. Add to the effect by projecting images onto two huge motorized steel and cement soundstage doors (each 14'h x 12'w) that open to Calderwood Studio.
Yawkey Theater
Screenings, presentations, panel discussions, Q&As... WGBH's distinctive, egg-shaped, 200-seat theater, located just off our atrium, will seat your guests in style (with ample legroom). Our giant projection screen (14'h x 25'w) and high-definition projector will showcase your video content to its best advantage. And the acoustics: 5.1 Surround Sound with Dolby E decoding, enhanced by woven wire cloth stretched along the walls. Plus a variety of available lighting options to heighten the experience.
Calderwood Studio
Welcome your guests inside the studio where many of their public TV favorites are produced. Calderwood Studio is the perfect location for dinners, cocktail receptions, performances, screenings, video conferences, and other gatherings. With 4,500 square feet with a 21-foot-high lighting grid, the studio offers unlimited options for lighting, sound, and visual effects—even a customizable floor. The studio accommodates 400 for cocktails, 240 for a seated meal. Combine Calderwood with Yawkey Atrium to comfortably fit 500-plus for buffet or cocktails. For more information on renting Calderwood Studio for production purposes, please click here.
Fraser Performance Studio
Step inside WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio and you know immediately you're in an unusual environment: an intimate setting for recording and a stunning backdrop for your special gathering. Planned by noted architects and acoustic designers Janson Design Group as a venue for the many live performances produced by WGBH, this one-of-a-kind studio invites you in with its warm wood floor and baffling. The acoustics were designed with three main considerations in mind: isolation, absorption, and diffraction. Fraser's spacious feel (52 x 34 feet with a 28-foot ceiling) is augmented by a large window that enhances the studio's light and airy atmosphere. An electronic sun screen and blackout shades can create an altogether different mood. For more information on renting Fraser Performance Studio for production purposes, please visit our Services Page
Facilities Images
Three inviting spaces on WGBH's third floor provide optimal venues for your board meetings, evening receptions, conferences, or smaller dinners and gatherings. All offer warm maple paneling and floor-to-ceiling windows. Cahners features a 1,440 square foot boardroom, accommodating 34 for sit-down dining, or 62 for meetings. Full audiovisual technical services are available including a 10'w x 5.5'h screen.
Reno Boardroom
Reno features a 590 square foot boardroom, accommodating 22 for sit-down dining, or 28 for meetings. Full audiovisual technical services are available including a 10'w x 5.5'h screen. Features multiple table configurations and maple paneling with hidden white boards.
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