private event rental program

Designed as a hub for creativity and community, PHA includes unique venue spaces of different sizes and settings, and operates a Private Event Rental program that directly supports the creative mission of the organization. Each space was designed with a range of production needs in mind, resulting in a series of inviting spaces that collectively reimagine the building’s rich history.

grand hall

The 22,517-square-foot, column-free Grand Hall can accommodate up to 1,200 people for concerts, film premieres, theatrical performances, and exhibitions to photo or film shoots, brand activations, industry conventions and conferences, fashion shows, galas, pop-ups, art fairs, and more.

the loft

A 6,000-square-foot flexible space located adjacent to the Grand Hall and able to accommodate 295 people, The Loft is ideal for smaller events such as pop ups, fashion shows, product launches, conferences, intimate dinners, cocktail parties, live music, and art exhibitions. It also acts as ancillary space for activity in the Grand Hall.

small hall

The 2,400-square-foot Small Hall can host events such as film screenings, literary talks and panel discussions, art exhibitions, small meetings, and community events. The Small Hall can also act as a back- of-house space for the Grand Hall, or events in The Loft.


  • Freight elevator – 15,000 lb load limit
  • (2) passenger elevators
  • Truck loading bays
  • Architectural lighting systems
  • Audio and video tie-lines
  • Back of house spaces for kitchen, staffing, coat check, greenroom, and prep

Rental spotlight

The rich history and artistic energy permeating the space made our Grand Hall the perfect shooting location for the music video for Ariana Grande’s first solo single in nearly four years, the dancefloor-ready “yes, and?” Production company London Alley made excellent use of The Loft for NYCAP3D’s 3D photogrammetry camera rig, which was featured in the song’s lyric video.


Powerhouse Arts’ fabrication shops (ceramics, print, and public art) can produce custom elements for your event in-house. Lead times vary; we recommend inquiring as early as possible.

Digital Print Lab

Powerhouse Arts’ Digital Print Lab is ready to put the finishing touch on your event with striking grand- format custom graphics and signage. Banners, posters, self adhesive vinyl, SEG light boxes, step and repeat, table cloths, and more can be made to order with your event or corporate logo. 

contact us

To inquire about booking an event in one of our spaces, please email us at and we will respond within 24 hours.