Kranzberg Live Performance Venues

We’re proud to offer seven live performance spaces!

Kranzberg Arts Foundation Performance Spaces

Life’s a stage, and the stage is life at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. Be at the center of the action in any of our seven live performance spaces. The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is proud to feature some of the most loved and diverse performance venues in St. Louis.

Located in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s stages are located within six unique venues. Our performance spaces range in size and can accommodate every audience from intimate groups to The Big Top’s 1,400-person circus ring.

When you book a performance space through the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, you’re supporting the growth of an increasingly vibrant arts community in St. Louis.

As a nonprofit organization, it is our mission to provide the opportunities, facilities, and resources needed to enhance St. Louis’ vibrant arts ecosystem. Since 2006, our nonprofit, community and corporate partnerships have helped solidify the Gateway to the West as a destination for visual arts, performing arts, and world-class entertainment.

The following venues are available for rental on a daily, nightly, or weekly basis:

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.ZACK Theatre

The .ZACK Theatre (pronounced “Dot Zack”) is the Cadillac of St. Louis theatre spaces—literally. Located in the historic Cadillac Building, the .ZACK Theatre is a 202-seat proscenium-style theatre that plays host to some of the most innovative programmings in the area. With the adjoining Turn restaurant and Sophie’s Artist Lounge on the second floor, this venue is a great place to take the stage, while the accompanying amenities allow for patrons to enjoy themselves pre and post-show. Technical specifications can be found here.

3224 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Grandel Theatre

The Grandel Theatre is home to countless concerts, plays, musicals, comedy shows, dance performances, and more. The Grandel has come a long way from its beginnings as the First Congregational Church in 1884, and is now a world-class performing arts venue with sightlines and capabilities that rival the finest performing arts venues in the world. The Grandel comfortably seats approximately 425 guests and can be configured to a maximum capacity of 550. Technical specifications can be found here.

3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Big Top

If your event is over the top, The Big Top is the place for you. This one-of-a-kind venue transports visitors into a magical world. The Big Top features a 1,200-seat, 1,600-person circus tent imported from Italy, and private VIP and concession tents. Available April through October, The Big Top is home to Circus Flora and hosts concerts, fashion shows, galas, and much more.

3401 Washington Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Kranzberg Studio

The Kranzberg Studio is a cabaret-style theatre equipped with professional lighting and audio, a baby grand piano, and projection equipment. The space seats up to 80 audience members and is a turn-key environment ideal for concerts, readings, comedy, screenings, and more.
Technical specifications can be found here.

501 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Kranzberg Black Box Theatre

The Kranzberg Black Box is a customizable theatre fully-equipped with professional lighting and audio equipment. Seating up to 100 audience members, depending on set design and configuration, the Kranzberg Black Box allows the user to exercise their imagination and create a unique environment for their production. Technical specifications can be found here.

501 N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Marcelle Theatre

If musicals are on your mind, The Marcelle Theatre is the perfect performance venue. Home for theatre and dance, this 150-seat black box theatre has everything you need to bring your production to life. In addition to the flexible performance space, a dedicated parking lot is available directly across the street. Technical specifications can be found here.

3310 Samuel Shepard Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63103

High Low Listening Room

A part of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s new literary arts cafe, the High Low Listening Room is a 125-person capacity performance space dedicated to intimate events such as poetry readings, on-stage storytelling, book releases/signings, singer-songwriter concerts, and other enriching performances. The space features state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, a full-service bar, and a professional box office.

3301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103


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