BlackRock Center for the Arts is a unique and beautiful building in the heart of Germantown.

Our 30,000+ square foot venue has two galleries, two theaters,a rooftop studio with an outdoor patio and a stunning lobby space with soaring ceilings and beautiful natural light.  Host a wedding, birthday party, shower, special event or corporate event in one of the six rental spaces. Having your event at BlackRock  is sure to create a memorable experience for both you and your guest.

For additional information about hosting an event at BlackRock please contact the Events Coordinator: or call 240-912-1072.

If you are interested in touring BlackRock please make an appointment by contacting 240.912.1072

(By Appointment Only)


Studio Theater

Our most popular rental space for large parties and weddings! This room features a huge hardwood dance floor and space for seating large parties up to 200. This spacious room can be transformed into a dramatic, breath-taking space with its high ceilings, overhead theater lighting including a customizable gobo and versatile sound system.

Main Stage

This space is complete with 221 plush seats and remarkable sound system—perfect for presentations, concerts, weddings and recitals. Every seat has a great view of the stage. Celebrate your students with a recital in a professional space, celebrate a wedding ceremony in a grand theater or host a speaker for a corporate event!


The lobby at BlackRock is an open, light-filled, two-story space with windows from floor to ceiling. It features a built in bar and is surrounded by our stunning grand staircase. The lobby is a great gathering place for drinks and food, parties and events. In the early winter, festive decorations make it perfect for any holiday party.

The Kay Gallery

Imagine hosting your event or party in an open and elegant room featuring artwork by amazing artists. The 1,500 square-foot, Kay Gallery is noteworthy for its soaring ceilings and natural light, showcasing the work of artists from the Mid-Atlantic region

Rooftop Studio and Patio

This newly renovated indoor/outdoor space is great for small parties and events. The indoor space features wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, cabinet space, a sink and counter space for entertaining. The attached patio features market lights for evening parties, room for dancing and dining and a breath taking view of Germantown Urban Park.

Terrace Gallery and Lounge

Featuring the work of local artists, this second floor gallery and lounge is a great space to rent for special events with a unique vantage point at the top of our Grand Staircase overlooking the lobby. With floor-to-ceiling windows this space is open and inviting. You and your guests can meet in the Gallery and enjoy food right outside in the Lounge.

No matter what you’re planning: an elegant wedding or B’nai Mitzvah, a milestone anniversary or sophisticated corporate event, BlackRock has the perfect place for your event.

Call 240-912-1072 for more information or to reserve your event! If you have time, fill out the inquiry form below, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

"BlackRock was a fantastic venue for our wedding reception. Cindy the event coordinator was great at communicating and helping us out from deciding on the lighting settings in the dance hall to helping us to come up with a table layout that would maximize the use of the space.

My husband and I were nervous about it being upcounty since our ceremony was taking place in Silver Spring and most of our events take place near Silver Spring but everyone loved the space and found the drive incredibly worth it. We used the lobby for cocktail hour and were able to set up a projector to show a love story video and had a photobooth also. Overall the space is incredibly versatile, you make it whatever you want...."