El Museo del Barrio, conveniently located in New York City’s renowned Museum Mile is the ideal location for your upcoming special event. Whether you are planning a concert series or hosting a corporate function, El Museo provides a unique setting that combines breathtaking views of Central Park along with El Museo’s newly renovated, state of the art facilities. Our professional staff is attentive to your needs and committed to making your event a success.


Recognized as a New York City landmark, El Teatro is a hidden gem in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Built in 1924, this art-deco theater boasts oil-on-canvas hand-painted murals, stained glass ceiling features, and a proscenium arched stage with orchestra pit. El Teatro seats 599 guests, and includes upgraded stage equipment. Ideal for award shows, lectures, concerts, media events, film/photo shoots, and more.
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Capacity Additional Fees
Seats 580+ Staffing


With open views overlooking Central Park’s Conservatory Garden, El Café’s flexible design provides an excellent setting for small and large gatherings alike. The luminous space is available for catered celebrations, lectures, or small screenings, and can be divided into three smaller rooms for meetings or conferences. El Café is equipped with state of the art audio visual capabilities. El Museo’s sleek courtyard and lobby are also available as rental options to expand El Café’s space. The courtyard includes an additional 3,200 square feet of outdoor space.
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Approx. Sq Ft. Approx. Dim Additional Fees
Cocktail Dinner Lecture Dancing
2000 40 x 40 Catering, Equip, Staff 250 60-80 100 150


Experience the best in Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art by incorporating Las Galerías into your event space. El Museo’s critically acclaimed exhibitions provide your guests with private access to a world-class cultural experience and unique insight into Latino culture.

Capacity Additional Fees
Up to 150 Guests per event Staffing


All special events at El Museo del Barrio are exclusively clients the option of creating a menu that provides the authentic taste of Caribbean and Latin cuisines for your special events and can equally customize a menu. Great Performances, an acknowledged leader in the high-profile events arena has carved out a niche as the foodservice partner of some of the city’s most prestigious cultural Institutions including Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Sotheby’s; Apollo Theater; and now El Museo del Barrio.

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For more information, please contact Erica Torres via email at etorres@elmuseo.org.