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This historic landmark, featuring the original architecture from 1925, is available for rental to the general public. We have several rental spaces to offer for your upcoming event: 


The Carrie Hamilton Theatre

The Carrie Hamilton Theatre
The Carrie Hamilton Theatre is a 99-seat black box (non-union) theatre located on the second level of the Pasadena Playhouse campus. The theatre includes an AV equipment booth, green room, front lobby with restrooms, accessibility seating, and 13 hung and focused lighting instruments. The venue is ideal for live performances, intimate receptions, dance recitals, music rehearsals, or film shoots. 



Makenini Library

The Rao and Padma Makineni Library
An elegant space overlooking the flagstone patio with original Batchelder fireplace, stunning woodwork and a free-standing bar perfect for serving beverages at your event. The cozy leather furniture and space for fine catered foods adds to the warmth - making this the ideal space for exclusive VIP parties, pre-show gatherings, or as a great background for film shoots. At 766 square feet, it can comfortably hold up to 60 people.

The Engemann Family Courtyard Thumb

The Engemann Family Courtyard

An open-air space with Spanish style architecture. Perfect for outdoor cocktail parties and large receptions associated with Mainstage events. It features an historic fountain, free-standing bar and ambient lighting. As our largest space, it can accommodate up to 400 people, and for most occasions hosts live or amplified music.

Additional Equipment & Services Available (separate fees apply)
Beverage Service (soft drinks, coffee, beer and wine), Event Staffing, Ticketing, Theater Technician (light/sound), Tables, Chairs.

Contact Niyia Mack at or (626) 204-7387 for information on rates and availability. Technical specifications available upon request.


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