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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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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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.


Treat your child and their friends to a day of arte and cultura! We host parties in El Café, our event space with fun activities, family-friendly educational tours of our exhibitions and more. At El Museo we offer the following:

    • A private Party Room  in El Museo’s El Café, our on-site multi-purpose space (up to 30 guests) for the D.I.Y. (Do-It-Youself) Package, the Classic or Deluxe Packages.
    • A family-friendly guided gallery tour of our on view exhibitions hosted by an El Museo educator.
    • Opportunity to host an art-making activity and storytelling session curated by El Museo’s artist educators and inspired by our mission to present and preserve Latinx and Latin American art and culture.
    • and more

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What kind of events does El Museo Del Barrio host?

Our facilities are ideal for small and large gatherings, including receptions, meetings, and private parties. Our historic theater is an ideal venue for performances, symposiums, film productions, and more. We can hold between 20 – 80 people for sit down dinners, 580 Theater seating and up to 580 people for cocktail style receptions.

What is the rental fee?

The fees vary depending on which spaces are used. There are also associated direct costs such as security, maintenance, production and coat check staff. There is also a security deposit upon signing the contract which is fully refundable pending no additional charges. Our rental amenities include the services of a professional staff dedicated to making your event a success. Please contact Erica Torres, Rentals Manager for more details about specific fees and costs.

Are there any discounts for non-profits?

Non-profits are eligible for a discount rental rate, but must provide documentation of their 501(c)(3) status to the Rental Manager and are required to use the Museum’s exclusive caterer.

How do I schedule a visit?

Please contact Erica Torres, Rental Manager to schedule a walk through. Walk through is usually conducted between 10:00am – 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. Tours outside these hours can be agreed upon on a case by case basis.

How do I reserve a space?

We will hold a space tentatively for a two week period with no financial obligation. Upon receipt of application, we will provide you an event estimate. If you agree to host your event with us, we will issue a Use and License Agreement. A signed copy of the agreement, a security deposit, and 50% of the event fee is required to reserve your event date. The remaining 50% of the vent fee is due approximately 10 days prior to the event. The final balance is subject to change based on additional costs that may be incurred during your event, and will be deducted from the security deposit.

When can I host an event?

Museum hours are from 10am – 6pm, Wednesday-Saturday. During this time, clients will have limited access to public areas for set up. Café Rentals are typically 6 hours in length from load-in to load-out and must begin at 5:00 pm or later and last until no later than 11pm. Theater Rental based on an 8 hour timeframe which includes setup and break down time. Events running longer than 8 hours or after 11pm are subject to an additional overtime fee.

When can I set up and breakdown?

Limited set-up can take place during museum opening hours at the discretion of the Rental Manager. Theater Rentals is available for setup after 9am Monday to Sunday. Breakdown must take place directly after the event finishes. If early/late deliveries are required, extra Museum staffing fees will be incurred.

Is the courtyard available to clients?

The courtyard is available for use but a Temporary Place of Assembly Permit (TPA) is required. An additional cost will be incurred. Please contact Erica Torres, Rental Manager for additional information.